Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lily and Jack on Knitting

Do you see what I did there? A post that combines my kids and knitting. Clever, clever me. Anyway, I took a page from Ms. Knitty McGillicutty and decided to interview my husband about my knitting. Sadly, he has been very busy in the evenings of late, what with some last minute papers to get out and free tickets to see Radiohead. Accordingly, I turned to the only other people who care, my children.

Lily graciously agreed to be interviewed, asking only "What is an interview?" When I explained I would be asking questions, she expressed some concern "What if I don't know the answers?" I reassured her that there were no right and wrong answers.

Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?

Lily: Let me tell you. Okay, it's the hats you make.

Me: What is the best thing about me having a knitting hobby?

Lily: I don't know what a hobby is.

Me: Name something I've knit that you really like.

Lily: Jack's bunny you knitted.

Me: Do you think knitting is an expensive hobby?

Lily: Uh-uh (no)

Me: How come?

Lily: Because I'm crazy. To you is it special?

Me: Yes.

Lily: I'd say I'm wrong then.

Me: Do you have any hobbies?

Lily: No, I don't have any hobbies.

Me: What's your favorite style of dance?

Lily: A plie.

Me: Does it embarass you if I knit in public?

Lily: No. Why did you say that?

Me: I'm just asking you. Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?

Lily: Your Kool-ade yarn! Kool-ade yarn. I would say it's your Kool-ade yarn.

Me: Can you name another knitting blog?

Lily: Butterfly Yarns! I remember that one.

Me: Do you mind it when I go to yarn stores?

Lily: Mmm-hmm. (yes)

Me: You do?

Lily: Mmm-hmm. (yes)

Me: Why?

Lily: Because it's very fun to see when you come back with new yarn.

Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?

Lily: No. (giggles)

Me: Do you read my blog?

Lily: No.

Me: Is there anything in particular you'd like me to knit?

Lily: Socks.

Me: For you?

Lily: Yes. And I'd like them to be pink and purple.

Me: Anything else you'd like to add?

Lily: Nope.

As you can see, the interview turned out to be somewhat surreal, since Lily didn't really understand what "hobby," "expensive" and "do you mind" meant. I next approached Jack for an interview.

Me: Jack, do you want to be interviewed for my blog?

Jack: NOOOOOOooooooooo! (runs away giggling)

Anyway, I was pleased to see Lily giving a shout out to my local yarn store, Butterfly Yarns (link in the side bar). She enjoys visiting there and touching the yarn, so I guess it's made an impression. I highly doubt she's ever seen the blog before, though. Sorry, Kim.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Yay Lily! I think it was probably Bucky that more of an impression than me... but that's ok!