Love how you work your tool

can you show me how to work my tool like that?

I came home from Friend’s Folly the other with a small stack of old pattern books in addition to that bargain bin yarn. Even though I can’t smell their mustiness, they smell funny, so maybe there’s hope for my sense of smell to come back. This Fleisher’s was my favorite…

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Gosh, Dad, you’re right, yours is thicker and harder

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…and this is where you put it in…

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Don’t worry son, one day you’ll be a man

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Well, Dad, mine may be skinnier, but it’s sharper and shiny…

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What’s in your basket?

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Son, you shouldn’t keep all your balls in one basket… Here, let me rake a few out

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(yeah, I know, that was lame)

There are a few more pictures, but, honestly, the men’s pattern pictures are usually so much more entertaining.

6 Responses so far

  1. 1

    gale (she shoots sheep shots) said,

    November 17, 2010 @ 10:05 pm


  2. 2

    Mel said,

    November 17, 2010 @ 11:38 pm

    The sharper and shiny one reminds me of my favorite cookie fortune ever: Constant grinding can turn an iron rod into a needle.

  3. 3

    Lucia said,

    November 18, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    I love the workshop, the table saw, the pencil behind the ear, and the perfectly coiffed hair. Such wonderful pictures of fine upstanding men.

  4. 4

    Chris said,

    November 18, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

    Awesome photos and captions! Hee hee.

  5. 5

    gramily said,

    November 19, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    Have you been taking Ann Taintor 101? Mel’s fortune, I HOPE, is permanently tacked on his fridge.

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    Mumbler said,

    November 20, 2010 @ 11:12 pm

    I want you knit up the “What’s in the Basket” sweaters and have your family men model them for a fine black and white photo. They’ll never measure up!
    My mother made at least 4 of these sweaters/vests. Moths claimed most of them. Darn it.
    You made my day!

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