An Interview

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?
Joe: Yes.

Me: What are your hobbies?
Joe: Uh…Playing video games. [he was clicking away at one on the computer the whole time we talked]

Me:what else?
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?
Joe: No.

Me: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
Joe: Pomfret?
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?
Joe: No.

Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Joe: Yes.
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?
Joe: Yes..

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.

16 Responses to “An Interview”

  1. yarndork says:

    Ok, let me get this straight…you interviewed a man while he was playing a video game? And he answered you? And the answers pretty much matched the questions?


  2. Line says:

    I like Him

  3. bunchkin says:

    I. LOVE. THIS.

  4. Kay-From the Back Yard says:

    I like him, too. But be sure to impress upon him how productive our hobby is (usually); you know, heirloom stuff and all that. Maybe we aren’t so crazy.

  5. SusieH says:

    So. Very. Funny!

  6. Jen says:

    Classic Joe. :-)

  7. Krafty Like A Fox says:

    That is one of the funniest things I have ever read. You have trained Joe well in the way of the swatch.

  8. Agnes says:

    He knows what a swatch is! Give him a Klondike bar!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Very entertaining interview… and very tolerant husband…isn’t it nice when our spouses “get” our hobbies/obsessions? Blogless Mary Lou

  10. kim•ber•ly says:

    Are you sure that your hubby doesn’t have a wife in another state? Your husband’s answers sound way too much like mine :)

  11. not supergirl says:

    Heh, loved that!

  12. Arline says:

    KEEP that MAN! LOL! What a treasure!

  13. Daphne says:

    Too funny. Thanks for the laugh, guys.

  14. Little Miss Sunshine State says:

    Umm…. when Joe says “you people are crazy”…does he mean, bloggers, knitters or blogging knitters?

  15. She Knits Socks says:

    This was hysterical! Still, he knew the right answers. Good job.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Um.. do you think it is a coincidence that Joe is also the Yarn harlot’s hubs name????

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