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July 28, 2007

From Susan — Not Kryin’ over my Kauni

Filed under: Susan's Kauni Cardigan — lv2knit @ 2:23 pm

I hate to leave the wrong impression.  While I looked at Kim’s Kauni with startled envy, it was more along the lines of “Gee, maybe I should have ordered the pasta instead of the steak,” and then proceeded to enjoy my steak.  It was not, “OMG, what have I done?  I married the wrong man and my life is ruined!!!”

It kind of reflects my whole approach to life.  My husband and I have totally different outlooks: he is an optimistic pessimist and I am a pessimistic optimist.  To outsiders my DH appears to be upbeat, easy going, and fun loving.  I appear to be the prickly naysayer.  BUT, I always believe that everything will work out in the end.  My hubby, the “don’t worry, be happy” guy, can imagine anything becoming a firey inferno of death.  We call him Debbie Downer because of his skill at seeing the dark lining in every silver cloud. 

Example: I was showing hubby a picture in Better Homes and Gardens that showed a hanging flower basket from summer that they had converted into a beautiful Christmas decoration by simply weaving small, white holiday lights through the grapevining.  He immediately started in on how this was a fire hazard, the whole house could go up in flames, and in unison my daughters and I scream, “And then we’re all going to die!”  That’s how all of his “stories” end — in a horrible death for all.  He has the creative mind of a paranoid lunatic!  I worry constantly, but always figure it will be okay in the end.

And that is how I am approaching my Kauni project.  It is A sweater, not THE sweater.  I know it will be fun to wear no matter how it turns out.  I am enjoying the process and don’t really give a flying fig about each color combination because I like the the overall look.  So, don’t picture me krying in my koffee over Kauni.  I’m doing fine!  🙂

Sleeve Number 1 is started, and I will post a picture after there is more to it.


  1. Your description of your husband’s response to the lighted grapevine basket has me howling. I think I know someone just like him. Me…

    Comment by Gale — July 28, 2007 @ 6:38 pm

  2. It sounds like you’re a good match! And, though you may look with a little envy at Kim’s Kauni, part of the fun of a sweater like that is that each one is probably unique, even if the yarn is the same. Enjoy!

    Comment by Pam — July 28, 2007 @ 8:24 pm

  3. Oh my… you and I seem to have quite a bit of commonitis. Jesus Mary and Joseph its a small world after all. I can totally relate to your relationship with hubbo….cuz guess what… I am just like him 🙂 see how opposites attract?! pssst… each kauni is equally credilicious.

    Comment by Michelle — July 28, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

  4. Love your Kauni. I’m doing one too, not Ruth’s though. Your DH sounds just like mine – we always start to sing “Always look on the bright side of life” (from the “Life of Brian”) when he starts.

    Comment by Kate — October 14, 2007 @ 5:49 am

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