Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
Joe: Hm…Um…It’s very intricate?
Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
Joe: It’s all-consuming (laughs).
Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
Joe: I don’t know, that blanket I guess – that was pretty good.
Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Joe: It can be.
Me: Do you have any hobbies?
Me: What are your hobbies?
Joe: Uh…Playing video games. [he was clicking away at one on the computer the whole time we talked]
Joe: Golfing? Sitting around doing nothing?
Me: What about brewing beer?
Joe: Sure, I guess that’s a hobby. Why, do I not have enough hobbies?
[At this point there was an aside in the conversation]
Joe: I’m hungry.
Me: Do you want a chocolate chip cookie? [there are some baking in the oven as I type]
Joe: No, I think I might make some ramen. [Joe eats a lot of ramen - the spicy Korean kind]
Me: If we compared money spent on hobbies, who would win?
Joe: You? I don’t know, that’s a good one.
Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?
Me: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
Me: Yes! You got it!
Joe: I pay attention – sometimes.
Me: Can you name another knit blog?
Joe: Yarn Harlot. huh. That’s hard to say.
Me: Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Me: What is it?
Joe: So you can figure out -um- how many stitches are in a certain amount of space or something like that. Is that close?
Me: [Laughing] Yes.
Me: Do you read The Heathen Housewife?
Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Joe: Yes, I believe so.
Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?
Joe: Yes. [pause] Maybe.
Me: Is there anything you would like to add in closing?
Joe: You people are crazy.