Tuesday, August 9, 2011
If your Mr (or brother or father or second male cousin thrice removed), is like my Mr, then this should come as some surprise. I near fell out of my own tree, when Mr Myrtleandeunice became enthusiastically, jump-about-excited, over – wait for it – knitting. Not just a little bit, mind. There were exclamatories. Only an extended welding conversation with like-minded blokes could provoke more exuberance.
Please note: Animated bloke excitement over welding is something I am unlikely to ever ‘get’. I find it best to smile, nod a lot, back away quietly. Meanwhile, I can categorically confirm the large percentage of fellows out there, who do breathless-hyperventilatey and hand-flappy-squealy, over sticking bits of metal together.
All this enthusiasm was prompted by Kirsten’s Zumthor hat pattern. The Mr waited patiently enough for the Shelter yarn to arrive but with those few whiffs of a pending Spring and warmer, non-hat wearing weather, there was barracking with increasing urgency.
It’s a fab pattern and a quick, (though not quick enough for some), knit. I adore the architecturally influenced structure (but the Mr will tell you he loves it more). So giddy with hatted warmth is he, he couldn’t keep still for the modelling bit. It was like photographing The Brady Bunch.
(Which prompted me to realise that I half miss The Brady Bunch).
Zumthor Hat details here.