Friday, 26 April 2013

Life; As The Wife; Of A Knit Nerd//Knitting and Crochet Blog Week

My wonderful wife and our boys are my everything, and I know that we mean the same to her. Although we know our place, only by a slim margin, it is second to her absolute passion for knitting. This is quite new, maybe a year or so but her passion has no boundaries (I mean that! NONE!!).

She will whip out a project anywhere (I have to be honest, at first it was like she had got her breast out to feed a baby! I didn't know where to look, neither thing bothers me now though). Vicki plans our days out and then figures out where she can fit in knitting; and what projects travel best and will be easiest to work on in that environment.

I should tell you know, it's not that I don't want to knit. I can't, LOL! It is not even the act of knitting that messes it up for me; it is, infact, my temperament. I tried and several rows in the stitches are so tight I can't even get my needle in. I can't grasp the whole concept of tension at all, and before you know it the thing you can loosely (unlike my knitting) call a couple of rows, is on the floor at the other side of the room - needles included, after bouncing off the wall!! After several attempts I gave it a miss.

Another confession I must make, is not understand the knitters lingo which can be limiting when conversing with my wife. For example, Vic said to me in a phone call the other day that she had blistered her fingers on her first attempt at felting. I had no idea what that was, or equally importantly, why or how she got blisters from it AND honestly I wasn't sure I really wanted to know. A few more words and abbreviations that I often get confused by are DPN's, YO, frogging, cast off, purl (don't they come from oysters?), make 1, slip slip knit, fair isle (is that one word or 2?) My mind is actually going blank and numb as I type this.

Now to Ravelry, the multimillion member forum that I now call my wife's second home! Often first actually! Which is full of awesome, creative, passionate, diverse, friendly ENABLERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!; who have been an amazing support to Vicki in general as well as in knitting and who I hold partly responsible for the crazy amount of wool (oh goodness I just committed a mortal sin), I did of course mean to say yarn! No wait wool! Oh help! I have literally no idea what I am saying! Which is it, wool or yarn?!

I do, however, love getting hand knitted gifts.
Happy Knitting,
Jay (a knit nerd's wife) xx

PS: today's code is: 4KCBWDAY5; make sure you use this code if you're playing along.


  1. This is so funny! :-))
    And you know, even as a knitter, I prefer to use the word "wool" rather than "yarn". My mother and grandmother say wool, and I feel like a smart arse when I slip yarn into the equation! Anyway, 99 times out of 100 it IS wool!

  2. ROFL love the subtle double entendres! Brilliant!

  3. lol I think a lot of partners of knitters feel the same way, my husband frequently rolls his eyes when another parcel of yarn comes through the door for me :-p

  4. LOL! My husband is incredibly understanding about my knitting too:)

  5. hahaha this sounds a bit like my Fiasco, happy as long as I keep the handknits coming!