My Dude Learns to Knit

It wasn’t long after our wedding last year that I sprung The Question on him. You know, The Question every crafter secretly longs to ask their significant other. All our future evenings and weekends for the rest of eternity hinged upon his answer.

“Can I teach you to knit?” I rather hopelessly asked.

“Hmmmm .. no.”

Heartbreak.

Then, joy of all joys, a month later he enthusiastically exclaimed, “Can you please teach me to knit? I really want to learn!” (Lesson learned: give him time to mull). We took our needles and Dishie yarn to a local tea shop, and over a steaming mug of Brain Power tea, we dove into the wonderful world of cast-ons, knits and purls, as tickled strangers smiled at the cute couple crafting dishcloths together.

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Fast forward to the next morning, when I wake to the sight of him knitting, most resolutely ignoring the call of Starbucks, Reddit, and sleeping in.

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Our whirlwind romance (with yarn) had officially begun.

We both love biking, so we biked to a gorgeous park, and knit there.

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We both love parks, so we would often stroll to the local park, and knit there in the evenings.

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We both love traveling, so we went to Switzerland and knit there (not pictured: stunning Alps in the background).

The husband learns to knit

We both love Downton Abby, and he spent an entire day recovering from Switzerland jet lag doing exactly this:

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Not only is it wonderful having a knit buddy, but it is great knowing he understands that when the knitting craze hits, I just have to spend a whole weekend knitting my latest baby cardigan. There is no judgment – only understanding – from him about the hours I spend dreaming about, collecting, and petting my yarn stash.

His project queue includes: the Hue Shift Afghan, learning to knit socks, and a Chroma hat. I couldn’t be more delighted!

 

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10 comments

  1. Laura / September 14, 2016

    Awww, how sweet 🙂 I hope my future SO lets me teach him to knit, too!

  2. Jen R. / September 14, 2016

    Aww, I just adore that. So sweet!

  3. Cindy / September 14, 2016

    You realize what this means if you can match your gauge? You can each knit one sock!!!! No more second sock syndrome!

  4. Terri / September 14, 2016

    Oh, I know this story. My husband and I knit, too. I taught him several years ago and he has surpassed me. He knits the most gorgeous lace shawls. I’m only but so jealous because he gives them to me. We do KALs for our anniversary, my birthday and his birthday. It is so nice to have an in-house knitting group! We don’t, however, share stashes.

  5. askbew / September 14, 2016

    I’ve made no headway on convincing my husband. I thought I almost had him with a sock loom, and then I tried it and discovered it was a bit of a nightmare, so back to square one. My most recent attempt is to convince him that charity knitting would be a good use of his time – so much better for the world than whatever mindless phone game he is playing, but still soothing to the brain – Mother Bear Project! Hats for Kids! Wish me luck.

  6. Jem / September 14, 2016

    Awwww <3 so much fun you have a knitting buddy for life and love! I taught my hubby to cross stitch and sew. Yarn crafts to come – the kids are fascinated by the stash and are learning color theory with stash <3

  7. Audry / September 14, 2016

    I have a similar story. My husband first told me he was happy being a knitting connoisseur. A few months later after seeing me knit at a near constant rate, he got curious. His latest project was knitting baby booties as part of our baby shower gift for our friends.

  8. Kathy / September 15, 2016

    Now we want to see pics of the finished objects he produces. Keep us posted, please.

  9. Connie / September 21, 2016

    Learning here oh I hope n pray I learn my Wife and I will be taking knitting class at church starting Oct 11th

  10. Brandy / September 23, 2016

    I love this. I have thought about asking my husband if I can teach him to knit… but I don’t think I would get lucky to have him say yes straight away or in a month!!
    This post was fun fun to read and see the photos.
    Thanks!!