Have you noticed how men hate shopping? My dad, uncles, cousins and now husband treat shopping as their nemesis. J usually finds a quiet place in the store and sits twiddling his thumb, while I go around the entire store looking at each and every garment. I visit all the sections;
*Men's clothing- I might find something for J
*Baby's clothing- I will have kids in future so might as well make a list on things to buy. Additionally baby clothes are SO cute!
*Jackets/wallets/ties/boxers/briefs/watches- Ideas for birthday/wedding anniversary/'OK whatever, lets make up' gifts.
*Lingeries/racy bras- Is this what Kim Kardashian wears?hmmmm....
*Perfumes/jewelry/purses- Gifts for me for being a wonderful wife/my birthday/'you are the greatest, lets make up' gifts.
Thus, I take approximately 1 hour to buy a tee shirt..ahem..time taken for the fitting trials not included. J can buy 4 tee shirts, 2 underwears and a trouser in 20 mins flat. Now if you think thats because he doesn't care for what he wears and is not very particular about the colour/pattern, think again. I wanted to knit a scarf for him so he picked out the yarn colour etc. When I was finally done, he said 'it's not like what other people wear'. I spent over 8 months buried in that yarn and needles, so you can imagine my state when he said that. Few beatings and "I am never going to knit anything for you" dialogue later, I knit a hat for my friend. It was my first hat so it was pretty simple and single colour. Here she is modeling in that hat,
When J saw that he bugged/threatened/basically ate my brain me to make a hat for him. He picked out the yarn this time also. "No fancy decorations", "no girlie designs", "no frills", "Should cover my ears in addition to my head", "Should not be too tight or too loose just right" and 100 other maddening demands. I spent about a week searching for the perfect pattern, I finally found the right one in ravelry. Took a week to knit it, he tried it on yesterday,
"Is this really a men's hat? Looks pretty girlie" he said. This time around I agree with him, it suits me more than it suits him ;). Since I already have a warm hat I am sending this to someone who I know will like it, my sis!! And because I am a good wife (read crazy about knitting) I decided to knit another hat for my boy. This time around I pick the yarn colour and choose the design. If this hat also gets rejected there might be some bloodshed in my house ;D
On the dinner table we had the famous A&N pesto pizza. The only changes I made was using bread flour to make the pizza crust and soy cheese.
It was out of this galaxy! Thanks guys!! Have a great weekend everyone!
PS- It took me 20 mins to figure out a title for this post, I played with everything from, "Men=fussy", "Men and shopping", "Men and hats", "The man, his hat and his wife" phew..hard work I say!