Following Alison's lead (who was following others' leads), I interviewed Paul about my knitting habit over our morning coffee.....
Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
Him: Ummm. Can I get corny?
Me: Sure... But don't forget this is going on the blog.
Him: My favorite thing is that you have a passionate approach to the process.
Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
Him: You are always knitting.
Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
Him: I think everything that I have seen that you have done is good. You are a Master Knitter, aren’t you?
Me: Well I haven’t completed all three levels but...
Him: It’s good enough for me.
Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Me: Do you have any hobbies?
Me: What are your hobbies?
Him: Photography, art, hiking, camping...which can be expensive. I’m a gear head.
Me: So, if we compared money spent on hobbies, who would win?
Him: I’d have a bigger stash.
Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?
Him: Not at all.
Me: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
Him: Can you say "alpaca"?
Me: I’m not sure I actually have a favorite – I like so many. But I do like alpaca!
Him: You’re so PC.
Me: Can you name another blog?
Me: That’s not actually a blog.
Him: What about Melissa’s. Isn’t it *something* Toes, or something like that? What’s her handle?
Me: No it's Loose Ends and it isn’t actually a blog. It’s a Flickr page. But she used to have a blog. Apparently she was one of the first knit bloggers out there.
Me: She has great photography on her page.
Me: She sure does! So, do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
Him: Umm. No. Whatever make you happy.
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Him: Isn’t it a sample of a yarn?
Me: But do you know why it is important?
Him: Because it takes a while to make something, so you want to make sure you are choosing the right yarn.
Me: But how does a swatch tell you that it is the right or wrong yarn?
Him: Well...depending on the pattern and thickness of the yarn…I’m guessing.
Me: It’s got to do with gauge. But you basically have the concept...
Me: Do you read the Purl Diva Shop Blog?
Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn't knit?
Me: Thanks so much for playing along. Is there anything you would like to add in closing?
Him: I think knitters are sexy.