While I have been busy with the dress I have not paid too much attention to the man in the house (I’m not talking about the Cat). I’m a light sleeper and woke up in the wee hours because I was sure I heard my husband talk to me. He was not talking but he was thinking very loudly. He is obsessed. (You know what they say about men getting sick, well, guess what could be said about men being obsessed...) About this time of the year this very same obsession hits him hard and I start seeing lots of magazines and adds around the house. Those adds spread like leaves in the fall. Words like ArcticCat or ForestFox or Switchback seem to be the only topics he ever talks about. I have to give my opinion of things I don’t understand too much (I will gladly put my input when we are discussing whether it sould be blue or red). Or sometimes it is enough if I just listen. Last night I was knitting the Casino Shawl. When I sat down I looked at the time, it was almost ten. Around mid night I put the shawl down and I’m sure I just said good night few times to the girls and yes and no in the appropriate places and was more or less just listening for this endless list of the bad and the good. He is wishing for me to grow up a similar passion, I know that if that were to happen in a blink of an eye I would have my own if I wanted to. I’m talking about snowmobiles. There is no snow at the moment so now is the time to dream of the long and adventurous safaris all the way up to the Arctic Ocean with a new snowmobile that has qualities that I did not know existed. I’m almost certain that I have never ever heard anybody talk of a new spinning wheel or new yarn with the same kind of glorification. Nor could I picture myself singing praise to any yarn to my husband for two hours in a row.
Maybe I should because I have something in my stash that I could describe with the words the best there is.
Socks that Rock in a Falcon's Eye colourway
I’m glad that the dress is done and I’m free to dream of my knitting adventures. It is December; I’m planning on taking this month this year in a very relaxed way. There will be no panicking with Christmas preparations and cooking and baking will be small scale only. I will make the gingerbread house but I don’t promise to make anything else. Instead I will knit and lit candles. And will go and see Snow Queen for a few times more. The premiere night was beautiful and I was so proud of my girl and I could see more passion and dedication there. And dreams come true and those that are only dreams at the moment.
We have had two small power failures today. But really they don’t bother me that much any more. Because I’m prepared. In the evenings my husband finds it hard to fall asleep when I have the light on for reading. So at some point he will kindly ask me to turn off the light. He does not know that I have these needles. I imagine that from now on the phrase will be something like, would you please turn off the needles….