Monday, 10 November 2008

On Sunday afternoon...

as I was sitting watching a succession of bad movies (Killer Bees, Swamp Thing, Return of the Swamp Thing...) a sudden urge took hold of me.

I popped a quick question to my wife and then I was off to find the bag that contained the equipment that I needed.

Rummage rummage. Hm, this is the one!

Rummage rummage - too small, too big, OMG MUCH TOO BIG! Ah, that is the one, oh yes that feels good, it has been so long.

Then I was at it like a maniac.

Three hours later I had made my wife a red crochet beret. It really suits her, but she would not allow photos. Sorry.

19 comments:

Teresa said...

Serious? YOU crochet?? That is stinking awesome! Another man secure in his manhood...do you wear pink too? Just kidding...Chuck won't wear pink! LOL!!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Teresa - Does Chuck crochet? Cool! No, I don't wear pink, you little tease!

Teresa said...

no, Chuck doesn't crochet...he's too busy making excel spreadsheets...LOL!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Teresa - that is almost as good - I love playing with Excel!

James said...

I would seriously struggle against any urges to crochet. I guess I am not secure enough in my manhood.

Chief Rock Chef said...

James - with all the kids you've got? :-)

Miss Got Wings said...

where'd you learn to crochet? i'm impressed!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Miss got wings - I learned while my wife was pregnant with our first child. I knit too, having made assorted hats, cardigans and sweaters with pictures of teddy bears etc on them, but I prefer crochet.

kenady said...

I love that you crochet!!

terri said...

My grandma tried to teach me to crochet, but I was hopeless.

You never fail to surprise me! I am seriously impressed!

Ali said...

I'm going to be totally selfish here...and say that uh, ahem...um, Christmas IS coming up...and uh, that like, I personally think the fact that you crochet is AWESOME...and that like, you know...it's winter over here...and well, my head gets cold...you know...just saying...hehe. :)

Kiki said...

I love that you crocheted a beret for your wife...that is so precious!!! But no pics...maybe you could try it on and take a self portrait!?!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Kenady - Thanks!

Terri - Maybe you should try again - I found it so easy I thought it was fool-proof. So much easier than knitting, with only one stitch to worry about!

Ali - Oh, the poor little match girl! Whatever shall we do?

Kiki - I did think of putting it on myself - maybe...

Claire said...

I love to crochet - always take a blanket that I am working on (early stages) on road trips - I get so much done - can't read in the car but can crochet - I would really like to knit better - all I can make are scarves - back and forth back and forth - and I have never learned what to do when I make a mistake when knitting. A knitting shop opened nearby and I am thinking of stopping in there!!

Um Naief said...

you crochet??? what got that urge into you?

i don't think i've ever met a guy that crochets!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Claire - knitting can be fun but also incredibly frustrating - give me a crochet hook any day!

Um Naief - I started years ago when my wife was carrying our first child. I don't think many guys do it!

Um Naief said...

well... that's sweet!!! did you make things for the babies?? does your wife crochet? i'd love to learn how... i used to be able to do something, but i can't remember if it was that or knitting. shoot, i can hardly remember how to cross stitch now... especially make the middle part of the flower... need to ask my mom for like the 5th time! ;)

jenelle said...

didn't realize there was a difference between crochet and knitting. learn something new everyday.

Sitting in Silence said...

PMSL>.....Would you just stop with the talents....I am thinking I have so drawn the short crap stick with my DH LMAO
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