It's usually best to keep your lovers separate. Nothing good can come from introducing one boyfriend to another.
The same is not true for wine and wontons. In a desperate attempt to make a special treat for Jahred and myself, I decided to go all out and make homemade wontons. By default, the only thing to drink in my fridge was wine, hence, wine and wonton nights were born.
Not sure if it was the beverage or the fried yummies, but I concluded that Jahred needs to have an appreciation for what I do. Stitches, millions of knitted stitches have created his Christmas and birthday gifts. Nearly every season, Jahred gets off easy without needing to think of one single idea, or purchase one single gift.
While knitting away with a steady flow of cream cheese, I decided to teach Jahred to knit. Hoping he would find it awkward, difficult and much TOO challenging. I started with a simple k2 p2 pattern. I figured that was NOTHING compared to the construction tasks I have endured, and for a girl my age, I know WAY too much about drywall and building codes.
Much to my disappointment, I quickly learned that my "continental" knitting style played right into his left hand dominance. My superior teaching skills left him no room for failure. The $20 skein of yarn looked beautiful all by itself, and worst of all, he tends to learn quickly.
Crap! Quickly the pedestal of "superior knitting abilities" I place myself on is dissolving. But never fear, he will give up...knitting is like a dull movie, you don't see any point to it until the very end.
Well, that was 3 days and 1 hat ago. Not only have I searched the hat for any sign of imperfection, but I am completely shocked that it is gift quality. I guess the only thing left to do now is give him the long list of knitting that needs to be done by December 25th.
The moral of this story is: Don't teach your husband something you don't want him to be good at. Also, a wine and wonton combo can be dangerous...don't get any crazy ideas while under the influence.
If by accident your husband picks up on one of your secret skills, I guess it can be a blessing in disguise.
I will post a pic of Jahred's Knits after x-mas...don't want to give away any surprises.
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