Last night I showed Stretch an instagram from a popular crocheter and speculated that she was now single. “Do you think she needs a Craft Husband?” he asked.
Before I could retort, our friend (who claims to read this blog – hi, Liar!) said: “What’s a Craft Husband?”
What what? A Craft Husband (Wife / Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Friendo ) is your crafty partner in crime who is required to love you even if you do leave pins on the floor and tiny yarn snips in every crevice. So basically, the best person ever.
A Craft Husband has just enough craft knowledge to be dangerous
Craft Husband can tell the difference between knitting and crochet, the instances when you should use Red Heart, and the identity of quite a few yarn blogs and bloggers (although after last night’s incident, I may ask him to spend a little less time getting to know bloggers). He’s also better at picking the right item from a craft store than a grocery store.
A Craft Husband will go with your to craft events
And they’ll actually enjoy it!
A Craft Husband is a helpful planner
If you’re looking for your own Craft Husband, might I suggest finding a tall, architect type? Stretch (hence the name) is the best at reaching all the high places I can only point to. He knows how to make yarnbombs structurally sound(ish). Oh, and he’s darn good at picking colors. I mean, it might not be the best color scheme, but he can actually decide on a yarn and take it to the register in under 30 minutes. How does he do that?
A Craft Husband thinks outside the craft
While all that craft knowledge is great, it’s also good to have someone to think outside what you think is even possible with yarn. He doesn’t know all the craft’s limitations, so he can think freely of new ideas and techniques. This occasionally backfires because he doesn’t know how much time making takes, so he’ll join me in the delusion that I can crochet anything in 24 hours.
A Craft Husband proudly wears the things you make
Finding someone who will love your handmade gifts isn’t that difficult, true, but Craft Husband will tell folks immediately they’re handmade, who made them, and why they are special. There’s nothing better than having someone you love explain cables to a stranger or discuss the never-ending nightmare that is seaming.
If you think that’s nothing, you’re not doing enough projects (or enough damage at the craft store)
That’s probably a little too much praise to heap on a Craft Husband, but it is his birthday today: the big 4-0! Thanks, Craft Husband, for all you do and for all you will do (Did I tell you Erin and I are working on a 7 foot yarn bomb? We’re gonna need a tall guy).