Sunday, February 13, 2011

The swatch chair

Do you have a place in your house where you keep all your swatches and in-progress knitting? I keep mine on the catch-all easy chair in my living room. This is the chair that serves as resting place for the dog's leash, extraneous shopping bags, my purse, and any knitting-related item on which I'm currently working.

The little Barbara Prime pug that I made last year lives here, too. (This pic shows Moosie on an old couch that now resides at the county dump where it belongs.)

The chair sits diagonally across from where I knit in every day which gives me the chance to eyeball my finished pieces at will. Once in a while my boyfriend will even comment about something that's taken root there. He said last night that my Early Bird sleeves were looking pretty good - high praise from my non-knitting, manly man beloved.

Speaking of which, can you believe Tom has yet to wear that Beagle sweater I slaved over at Christmas? We went out for dinner last night with friends and I asked him to don it but he forgot. Before we know it, spring will be here and my labor of love will sit brokenhearted in a drawer until Christmas. Tom says he's afraid he'll ruin it or get it dirty. I'd rather he wash the car with the damn thing than have it cower in a closet! Maybe we should clear a space for it in the china cabinet and display it like a highly prized relic. Grrrr...


  1. Why do men DO THAT??? I've made sweaters and shirts for Zip over the years and he's always telling me that he's 'saving it because it might get messed up'. I've quit making him ANYTHING!
    Because of the cats I can't let any knitting projects lay out. They even did in my bags of yarn and steal my skeins. At least they appreciate my efforts! LOL!!!
    Love the picture of Moosie! :<) And Tom :-( hehehe!

  2. lol, Pat... funny how the cats get something the husband does not! Don't you think if your beloved made you something you'd never take it off? I know I wouldn't...

  3. I love your blog and for your Tom's very reasons won't knit for my boyfriend (well, a hat or two!)

  4. Barb, you're a wiser woman than I. Thanks so much for reading my blog.

  5. I wanted to make a sweater for my husband and he said " he's just not a sweater person." WHAT??? How can you not be a "sweater person?" I did make him a hat after Christmas and he does wear it.