Interview with a Nerd

Interview with the Nerdy Husband:

Lara: What is your favourite thing about my knitting?

Nerd: It makes you happy.

Lara: What is your least favourite thing about my knitting?

Nerd: Sometimes it takes you away from me.

Lara: What is something I have knitted, that you recall as good?

Nerd: The shawl that you knitted for my mother (Swallowtail).

Lara: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?

Nerd: Not excessively, no. There are plenty of more expensive hobbies.

Lara: You don’t spend much money on gaming, do you?

Nerd: Not since I cancelled my WoW subscription.

Lara: Do you have a gaming stash?

Nerd: Yes, a shelf full of gaming books.

Lara: Have I ever embarrassed you, knitting in public.

Nerd: No.

Lara: Do you know my favourite kind of yarn?

Nerd: No, it changes.

Lara: Can you name another blog?

Nerd: Yes I can. Web Goddess, Subversive Lesbian Knitter. Several.

Lara: Now, do you mind my wanting to stop at knit shops wherever we go?

Nerd: Mmmm. No.

Lara: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?

Nerd: (Laughs) Yes. From bitter experience. (He knits, but isn’t big on swatches, or patterns for that matter)

Lara: Do you read DiscoKnitter?

Nerd: Yes. What a silly question.

Lara: Have you ever left a comment?

Nerd: Yes. (in fact, he can comment without being moderated – it feels a bit intimate really!)

Lara: Do you the house would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?

Nerd: Only that there wouldn’t be a huge pile of yarn in the study, but you’d probably just collect something else!

Lara: Thank you for this insightful interview. Would you like to add anything in closure?

Nerd: Knitting is fun. Sometimes.


Idea stolen from several places – but I think IrishEyes was first!

Sleeping through

I got a little lie in this morning. Eventually, I thought I’d better get up and start the day – feed the baby, etc. He usually wakes up between 6.30am and 7.30am. Once he slept through until 9am and worried his mother quite a bit.

As I got up, I checked the clock, and thought it must have been out of battery. It said 9:55am.

I went to the bathroom and checked the clock in there. 9.55am.

I freaked! I was actually scared to open the door to Inigo’s room. I eventually summoned my nerve, and opened the door.

Which woke him up.

The kid slept from early evening until ten o’clock in the morning!

Dear Bendigo Woollen Mills…

Amethysts are a quite attractive colour. Pines are not grey. Scarlet is bright and vivid red. Electricity has no colour, but the name usually describes colours of a startling and clear intensity.

Crystal also has no colour. And if it did, it wouldn’t look like cat vomit.

Sugar Plums don’t look like diseased apricots.

You might just be on the money with “Blue Haze”. But I don’t really know, it’s been a long time since I’ve been in one…