I’d like to dedicate this post to all of the partners of crochet and knitting addicts. Where would we be without them supporting us in our addiction???!!! I hope that I have ‘captured’ accurately what it is like to be in a relationship with one of us!
Common (daily) misinterpretations in our household:
When KB looks around the kitchen and says: “Its looking a bit ‘flaggy’ in here…”
I hear: “Do you know what our kitchen needs? A lovely set of Granny Bunting across the front door. What do you think darling? I think it will finish the room off perfectly. What colours would work in here….. maybe a pink, red and orange set?”
When KB says: “There are so many bloody crochet cushions on the day bed I can barely lie down on it myself…..” (imagine her saying that grumpily…)
I hear: “Wow Babe, I can’t believe how many awesome cushions you have made! There are so many I can barely fit on the bed, I’m amazed! Of course I’ll never lie on them, I’d be utterly devastated if I made them all tatty and stretched and pilled…”
When KB says: “God, there are so many crochet mandalas in here I got dizzy before, I had to put one in the cupboard….”
I hear: “Woah Babe, I just had a totally psychedelic experience with all of your mandalas, make more, make more!!! Let’s wall paper the house with these!!!”
When KB says: “MORE wool!!!”
I hear: “Is that ALL you bought today! I’m marvelling at your restraint as I know how easy it would be for you to blow a mortgage sized amount at a wool shop. You are amazing! I really think you should pop back to that shop tomorrow and grab a few more balls of that pink, you really don’t want to run out in the middle of a project….”
When KB says: “Hmmmm. Another tea pot. Great. Where are you going to put that one?”
I hear: “Score Babe! You got that at the op shop for only $5! When we have a massive kitchen, we can have tea pots with your awesome cozies everywhere. For now, lets clear a space here… who needs plates?”
When KB says: “Another pot holder? Don’t you think there are already too many hanging on the wall above the stove already? And why can’t I use them? Whats the point in having an ornamental pot holder?”
I hear: “Loving the crochet rainbow you are creating in our kitchen darling! The more you put up there, the better the collection looks! And thank you for making me a special square food one that I’m allowed to use, you’re too sweet.”
When KB says: “Look, don’t ask me OK? You never listen to me and make what you think anyway, and I don’t even LIKE crochet!”
I hear: nothing………………………………..
Love hearts to my bestie KB because she is the best, most patient crochet supporter in the world…. who is beyond pleased that I’m expanding into felting!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX