Pose, Smile, Shoot
Saturday Sky - Uncommon Humidity Edition

Summa This, Summa That, and a Meme

Have you seen Knotions?  Our knitting community is so talented!  Jody has been working on this for some time and it was worth the wait.  It's full of patterns (socks, sweaters, lace, baby items and even a pair of pants), useful techniques (check out the short row info!), and many of the patterns from Magknits.  There is so much more, too!

Tonight we're heading up to Snowbird for a free concert by my favorite local band, the Band of Annuals. It will be outdoors on the plaza and we're looking forward to a quiet evening an evening in the mountains and some good music.  While I'm on the subject of music, allow me to reminisce a bit.

The 30 and 40something guys in my office are big fans of Led Zeppelin and they are very impressed that I saw them live-TWICE!  Memories of the first concert were fuzzy (as in who was the headliner) and what was the exactly concert date (my guess was late 1969). I finally decided to google and see if any info would pop up, see if my memories were real or messed up with the fog of age. 

OMG! Up pops THIS, a poster from the show.  I doubt anyone remembers much of anything about Vanilla Fudge (I don't), but I do remember talking about the opening band (why we went) for HOURS after.  Jimmy's guitar flying through the air, Robert's voice, the whole BIG SOUND. They Shook Me and I was Dazed and Confused. Zeppelin came back a year later to a new venue, the Salt Palace.  (We hated it for concerts but that's another story.)  I was to the right of the stage, second tier, above where Jimmy was playing and remember watching as he use a violin bow on the guitar...grrl, that sound was awesome. 

Following in the footsteps of Karen and Terry  (Carole did this meme, too) I bring you "the reason I keep this guy around". There is no Communication Breakdown when it comes to knitting.

Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
Smith: How happy you are when you when a project is done and you love it. I love the way you light up. 
Me: Awww, that's sweet.  What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
Smith: The way you swear when something doesn't work.
Me: I call them technical terms. What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
Smith: Everything! I don't recall any thing that isn't good.
Me: Thanks! Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
Smith: Yes.
Me: Do you have any hobbies?
Smith: No. Oh, taking photos for your blog.
Me: Nice try. What about the boat (he finally sold last year), the Land Cruiser for 4 wheeling and all the camping stuff?  Doesn't any of that count?
Smith: No, that was for both of us.
Me: NOT! (I forgo the next question which is to compare money spent on hobbies.)
Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?
Smith: No.
Me: Never?
Smith: No!
Me: Do you know my favorite kind of yarn?
Smith: Blue!
Me: Type, not color.
Silk and wool?
Me: Good one. Can you name another blog.
Smith: Ravelry.
Me: That's not a blog.
Smith: I can name people names, but not blogs names. Oh wait, Etherknitter?
Me: Way to go!  Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
Smith: No.
Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
Smith: Yes, it's to check out what the yarn is going to do. You've got to swatch if you want to be good.
Me: Nice one! Do you read Zeneedle?
Smith: Yes.
Me: Have you ever left a comment?
Smith: Once or twice.
Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn't knit?
Smith: No.
Me: Wow, is that good or bad? Anyway, is there anything you'd like to add in closing?
Smith: I love to read comments.
Me: Sweet!  Show the guy some love!


Have a fabulous weekend!!


Glad you liked Knotions, hasn't Jodie done a fabulous job :-)
I have a pattern in the next edition too ;-)

Nice Meme! I might have to try that one out on my hubby just for fun...

Oh, he's a keeper. He and Mr. E answered in some similar vein, as you will soon see.

Loved Led Zeppelin. I too, saw them live at the Yale Bowl, and I have NO idea when. I"ll have to google that. Couldn't hear til the next morning, but Jimmy Page, whew.

I saw Led Zeppelin in Dallas, TX one time! Excellent concert. Smith, you are a great hubby, excellent responses to the questions. Aren't hubby's the best? Mine knows a bit about fiber and spinning these days. It's wonderful to have a partner who supports our hobbies.

Another Zeppelin fan here!

Smith deserves kudos for being such a supportive guy. Round of applause!

I love Knotions. I think Smith is divine. You both are extremely lucky to have each other. Give Smith a big ole smack from me, will ya? Have a great time this weekend and Led Zeppelin? I never had the pleasure. Damnit.

I love this meme so much. I was hoping you'd interview Smith!

When I lived in Westchester County, NY, there were always ads in the Pennysaver for guitar lessons from "Vince Martel, formerly of Vanilla Fudge". I asked my musician ex-husband who that was, and he explained that was the band that the Zep annihilated!! It cracked me up to see them mentioned again!

Ok, Smith is quite obviously a keeper! Nah, we already knew that.
Off to check out Knotions.

Way to go, Smith! That ought to count as much as flowers on a Friday...but flowers for the lady would be good, too! VBG!

It's not surprising that his answers and Dale's are quite similar! You didn't tell me that he finally sold the boat!!

Hey, Smith. You are Margene are lucky to have each other!! :)

Isn't it great to have a hubby that loves what you do! I'm so glad that I have one alot like yours.
I think my hubby was at that concert also, I'll have to ask him!

Awww...you got a good one! But you (and we) already knew that.

Is the moustache back or is that just an old photo? Say hi for me! I don't dare do this with Terry because I know he would say my knitting reminds him of his mother...gaaack!

Well done Smith! I would be afraid to do this with my guy...might make both of us look silly!

That Smith is such a sweetie. We knitters are lucky when we have such fine men in our lives.

Have a great weekend you two!

By the way I am green with envy at your having seen Zeppelin in their heyday!

He did awesome! I would never get a conversation that long about knitting and blogging out of my boyfriend.

How sweet! I'm loving the interviews. *hugs* to you and Smith.

Yup, he, too, is a keeper!
Have a great weekend!


He is a keeper! Does he have a single brother?

You and Smith are so cute. I'll have to try that meme on Nick, though he's not officially my husband yet. Glad you mentioned Knotions - I think Jodie is doing a great job.

These interviews with significant others crack me up. I don't think Kris would cooperate. I love reading them!
And Knotions is great, isn't it? I love seeing this new crop of knitting ingenuity - it is inspiring.

Not only is Smith a silver fox, but he's a prince of a guy as well. Give him a kiss on the nose for luck and longevity!

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