This has been going around and I thought we'd all enjoy hearing the husbeast's view of things.
Me: What is your favourite thing about my knitting?
Husbeast: Uh. It makes for inexpensive Christmas presents. And it keeps you from killing people. Except for when there's a knife involved. But that's another story.
Me: What is your least favourite thing about my knitting?
Husbeast: A whole room in the house you can't go into because of all the shit that's in it. [I would like to add, the room is full of more than just knitting shit.] Like you weren't expecting that, come on. Why is it taking so long to put that small sentence in?
Me: What is something I have knitted, that you recall as good?
Husbeast: The sweater you knit me, and the ones you've knit Mom and Dad.
Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Husbeast: Relatively speaking, not really. You could add I build engines and drag race for a hobby.
Me: Any hobbies?
Husbeast: I just told you.
Me: Do you have a stash of any kind?
Husbeast: [Laughing] I am about to buy two more engine blocks. I've got car parts all over the fucking garage. I wouldn't categorize it as a stash. I'm in the Navy. I can't have real stashes any more.
Me: Have I ever embarrassed you, knitting in public?
Me: Do you know my favourite kind of yarn?
Husbeast: Um, I don't know, do I? I know all kinds of shit. Superwash isn't a type of yarn, is it?
Me: Can you name another blog?
Husbeast: Uh, yeah, what's her name, fuckin'... up, Canada, uh, damn. Her name esecapes me. You know who I'm talking about, right? [The Yarn Harlot.]
Me: Do you mind my wanting to stop at knit shops wherever we go?
Husbeast: [Lip curl.] As long as I don't have to go with you, no. [Added later.] I don't force you to go to Summit Racing. So fair is fair.
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Husbeast: Hell yeah. It's the foundation for the whole damn thing. Everyone knits differently. You need to do that, plus when you wash it... fuck all your shit up... you need to do a swatch.
Me: Do you read my blog?
Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Husbeast: Once. I don't remember what it was, though.
Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn't knit?
Husbeast: [Sarcastic look.] No. Less cluttered, maybe. They're assuming you would actually clean.
Me: Anything you'd like to add?
Husbeast: [The look.] Not particularly.
So there you go. Interview with the husbeast. See? I'm not the only sarcastic pain in the butt around here.