Wednesday, January 20, 2010

You're Ribbing Me

In this never-ending saga of the hubster's watch cap, yesterday I thought that perhaps I had some Divine Knit-Blogger Intervention.

The Yarn Harlot posted photos of and the pattern for a cap she just knit for a guy. Sport weight yarn, size 4 needles, about 12 inches long, 2 by 2 rib. I liked the looks of it, but this watch cap won't be on my head. So I sent the link to the hubster and asked, "What d'ya think of this hat?"

While waiting for a reply, I began to look for suitable yarn and checked that I had size 4, 16 inch circulars.

Finally, I got the answer. "I like the hat, but not nuts about the ribs."

HUH?! That's like saying you like Black Forest Cake, but you don't like the chocolate. Or that you like Yankee Stadium, but you don't like the baseball.

Here's the watch cap I am knitting (and have serious doubts about) so far. Hubster says he likes it--so who am I to tell him about the ribbing?


Lynne said...

Hahaha, this made me laugh out loud! I guess he just doesn't like that particular rib pattern? ;) He must not realize the cap you're working on has ribbing ...
Personally I love the 2x2 ribbing.

stringplay said...

I thought of you when I read that Harlot post yesterday. A wider rib does seem more "patterned" I suppose to the non-knitter. Yours (or Bob's I should say) is looking great. Keep going and he'll be quite happy. Surely we aren't expected to UNDERSTAND our fellows!

rho said...

men - LOL

Anonymous said...

I like how your cap looks too, better than the wider ribs. I often have the same problem when making things for my guys. They do not understand the technique, just notice the overall look. I just hope what they want is something I can actually do.

Susan said...

Oh boy! This may take a while. Just don't tell him it's ribbed.