those in glass houses

the urge is to tell my sweet man,

that he owns too many shovels.  i mean,

really, how many shovels does it take to move snow?

but when asked, he can explain the how and the why of each one.

‘different kinds of snow, require different kinds of shovels’, he’ll tell you if you ask.IMG_8976crop

only a portion of his ‘collection’ sits in front of the garage door.

he can launch into counterbalance

and grip,

explain the uses of metal vs plastic edges,

and expound on handle length as applied to leverage

in the wink of an eye…

now, part of me wants to snicker a little.

that he is so scientific about shovels

strikes me as funny.

then again,

who am i to talk?

i choose bamboo vs metal knitting needles

based on the yarns i’m going to use,

buy the same needles with different tip lengths

for different projects,

and certainly i could go on and on about

round vs square vs hexagonal needles and what they all do best.

truth is, he’s been doing the work of shoveling longer than i’ve been knitting,

so i should be happy he knows the tools so well.

that’s what i want him to feel about

my knitting needles and me,


‘work’ taken from 15:7 of second corinthians.

2 thoughts on “those in glass houses

    • there are at least 3 more shovels, might be more like 4 or 5 more. he is definitely an expert in the science of snow shoveling by now.

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