My husband has of late made 2 comments which imply that he is paying more attention than I realized.
1. While wiping something up in the kitchen with a handknit discloth he said, in an almost indignant tone, "You didn't knit this!?" As if to say, "If you didn't knit it then where on earth did it come from?!" I asked him, "How do you *know* I didn't?" I was puzzled. He stammered for a second and then said, "You just didn't!" Does he watch what I knit that closely? Can he distinguish a piece of *my* knitting from someone else's? I guess this should be comforting. In case some evil genius has a plan to replicate me and replace me with a copy, my husband will recognize the switch when the copy starts to knit!
(The dishcloths were a silent auction find at the River Knits retreat. I love having a couple new, clean dishcloths that I didn't have to knit myself. If you were the knitter--thanks! But you'll never fool my husband!)
2. Saturday night I was ready to commence a new project, the Simple Scalloped Edge Pullover from Vermont Fiber Designs. I said aloud, but mostly to myself, "I think I'll just do a swatch tonight." My husband replied, "Oh you used to do that a lot, but you haven't done that in a long time." Blink. Very long silence while I absorbed this comment.
A) He notices that I knit swatches? Or furthermore, that I don't? Wow.
B) Do I really not knit swatches anymore? Did I used to?
C) Does "B" have any impact on the flagging success rate of recent garments which shall remain nameless?
Is it possible that *I* should be paying more attention?