I first read this Meme over on Karen’s site about a month ago. Since that time it’s appeared sporadically on many a knitting blog, but I never participated because I rarely get to ask my DH questions. Well, tonight I read Jessalu’s and the planets aligned here and my husband was available. So without further ado, The Knitting Spouse’s Meme:
Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
DH: It makes you happy.
Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
DH: All of the stuff everywhere and the pieces of yarn and fuzz that are left laying around.
Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
DH: My slippers
Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
DH: Not if they’re just knitting with regular yarn, but when you buy the kind of yarn you get, and start dyeing yarn and spinning yarn then yes, it’s expensive.
Me: Do you have any hobbies?
DH: Playing computer games
Me: So, if we compared money/time spent on hobbies, who would win?
DH: You spend more money, I spend more time.
Me: Do you have a stash of any kind?
DH: I used to have a Star Wars collection, but I sold it and bought you a diamond.
Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?
DH: No, why would it embarrass me? It keeps you from talking.
Me: Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
DH: No, you don’t take me with you.
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Me: Do you know what a swatch is?
DH: A piece of material.
Me: Do you read Serendipitous Opportuknitty?
DH: Not unless you tell me to look at something.
Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?
DH: Other than the knitting stuff, no. We have three kids.
Me: Is there anything else you want to say?
DH: Keep knitting and let me play WOW.
That’s pretty much all there is regarding that portion of this post, but I do have one question. Is “Meme” pronounced, “Meem”, “Meemee”, or does the word sound completely different?
Now the deception. Tonight I baked a pie for dessert. It turned out fine as far as pies go. The top featured an apple with a worm (made out of pie crust of course). Warm cinnamon scents filled the air and the girls ate dinner quickly in order to have dessert. A2 and my DH said it was delicious. A1 and A3 only ate a few bites because dinner had left them full. They put theirs in the refrigerator to eat at breakfast time.
A3 preparing to snatch the worm off and eat it.
Before I go on it must be clear that at no time did I say this was an apple pie. It does have a pastry shell apple on top and it does smell like cinnamon. But this pie was actually made with the dreaded, ubiquitous zucchini. It is a Mock Apple Pie made from a recipe found on-line. Everyone assumed it was apple. I didn’t correct them. Does my failure to correct them make me a liar? Is this a form of entrapment or a vegetable conspiracy? Pangs of guilt prickle my conscience as I debate as to whether or not to divulge the truth and reveal the hidden zucchini. In the words of Mulder, “The truth is out there.” But instead of aliens, we have little green veggies among us.