I asked DH at lunch today what he thinks I should knit for our dads for Father's Day. I'm trying to start ASAP because I was thinking a pair of socks for each, and with as slow and noobish as I am with socks, I wanted as much time as possible.
He suggested socks again and when I brought up my concern that I may not be able to get 4 whole socks done by the end of next month (I've only knit a single sock just past the heel turn so far -- so I know the basics and can do it, just not very experienced and worried about my speed), he proposed that I teach him how to knit, and together we'd knit our dad socks for Father's Day.
My jaw dropped.
He then said, "If your new needles
(I *think* my KnitPicks nickel-plated interchangeable set will be waiting for me when I get home tonight, the tracking thing says "Out for delivery") are there when we get home tonight, maybe we can spend the evening with them and you can teach me how to cast on, knit and purl."
My jaw dropped again.
Not only does he want to spend the evening snuggled with me and my KP needles, he knew all of the basic terminology for the techniques he needs to know and wants to learn them!
Dare I say my husband may turn into a knitter?
My mind fast forwards to him having his own Ravelry account and uploading FO pictures and asking me what kind of yarn he should use for his next project. And shopping the LYS together. And how many more things we can knit for our future kiddos if there's two of us knitting for them...
I think I just died and went to heaven.
Do you think I can teach him magic loop? If we just start out with the basics on straights this evening and then get into magic loop -- perhaps if I found a good "man sock" pattern that is basic stockinette on something like size 5 needles with some slightly heavier (DK? worsted?) yarn than fingering weight this could work?