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Old 07-12-2007, 11:34 AM   #21
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When I first started knitting, DH said something about it being something only old people do.....well, I was 22 and 9 mos pregnant at the time, so I look at him with a big WTF expression and said "what the hell is OLD about being 22? Are you calling me OLD? Are you trying to tell me I LOOK old? Are you trying to piss off your pregnant wife?" hormonal rages can be funny when you look back on it....LOL! I sat on the couch after this and started crying a little bit. DH looked at me, and said "i'll be right back" and he grabbed his coat and got in the car. 10 minutes later he was back with some chocolate ice cream and hot french fries (what I had been craving all that day).
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:04 PM   #22
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Our couples knitting runs this way in our home: He earns it and I spend it! I must say my DH loves the fact that I knit. My spending has decreased a great deal since I've begun to knit.

I don't have a knitting stash. I buy yarn for what I'm knitting, that's it. So, when I spend over $100.00 on yarn for a sweater, it's a bargain. There are few things you can spend that little money on and get weeks or months of enjoyment from.

So, yes we have our own style of "couples' knitting."

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Old 07-12-2007, 01:32 PM   #23
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Ha - I wish! My DH refuses to learn how to knit! I actually ask him every couple of months and he says never. Thankfully he is very supportive, doesn't yell when I come home with new yarn or books. He's actually kind of proud that I knit and make him stuff. So I guess that's second best .
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:50 PM   #24
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My DH occasionally stares at my knitting and says something to the effect of "wow, that is so crazy, I just don't get how it works" So I offer to show him, and he politely declines.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:37 AM   #25
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deboniz,

Thanks for looking at DH's hats. I think he did real well for a beginner. :-)
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:49 AM   #26
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Riss,

I've been knitting off and on for 41 years, mostly on for the last 20 and DH has never wanted to knit before. I also crochet and used to do that quite a bit and thought he'd like that, but he never wanted to learn. We always share what we've been doing and I tell him about my knitting and sometimes crocheting too, and he tells me about his projects at work and the things he is doing, but sometimes we don't "get" what the other is saying. You know what I mean. That is the main reason he decided to let me teach him to knit. It was an anniversary gift that would enable him to understand me better. It worked too. He can understand what I am talking about and has some input himself. It only took him 40 years to decide to try it. When he started he didn't really plan to make anything, just learn to do it. But he liked it.

So don't give up on your DBF. Be patient and maybe someday.....
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:07 AM   #27
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Gamerchick,

Thanks for looking at Tom's hats. He is very talented. I never tried to knit anything without a pattern until 2001! That was because I was away from home and my knitting stuff and wanted to knit so I tried it. That was a hat too, and I've made a lot of hats free style since. I don't know why so many of us knitters are afraid to try to "just do it". Sweaters.... a little harder. But a hat. Anyone can do that.

Thanks for the comment on my stuff too.

You just never know when/if the man in your life may decide to try your favorite hobby. After 40 years as the supportive husband to a knitter, I really had given up any realistic hope that DH would ever want to knit and then.... SURPRISE! (I saw what you said to Riss, and I agree, for sure.)
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Thanks about the hats! But be careful about saying never. :-) You can't know the future. :-)
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I think you're right. Some men will probably never knit. But some women never will either. But until death proves which were which, we just never know.
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Jax3303,

What a story. It's a good thing your DH knew just what to do at such a crisis point in your life. <G> Good man!

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