Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crochet - A Genetic Trait? Really?

So, I'm talking to my hubby the other day and tell him about a recent conversation I had with a bank teller. She was impressed that I had the ability to crochet, and to be expert enough to sell my goods. Her experience with crochet wasn't so good and, apparently, she wound up throwing everything across the room.

So hubby says, "I thought all women could crochet... isn't it, like, genetic?"

D'oh! What on earth is this man talking about? He's a very intelligent man; I know he's not that stoo-pid.

Ok, after I stopped laughing at him, and after a few minutes of discussion, I realized that he really hasn't known any women who haven't picked up a crochet hook or knitting needles at some point and actually made something. I guess it was just a "woman" thing that all women knew how to do; that it was somehow on a small strand of DNA contributed solely by the X chromosome.

He is now educated on the matter. He also understands that not all crochet is created equal, and that there are men who crochet -- but he still insists they must be 'XXY' males. "You can't fight biology!"

I still love my hubby.


  1. Too funny! Husbands can be very humorous. :)

  2. Aw. I personally adore men who crochet and fight those stereotypes. I think you should teach your husband how to do it!

  3. LOL He needs to be edumacated some more, he knows enough to be dangerous, but not enough to be right ;) What a funny post! Your blog is great as always!! ♥ Thank you for sharing ♥

  4. Ha ha, what a guy. There are things that I consider "manly man" traits too, I guess, and I'm always surprised to find women who are interested in them,.

  5. i thoguht all women could crochet too. it is genetic. You are lying to your husband.

  6. Okay, he's lucky you still love him! THAT has got to be one of the funniest conversations I've heard! LOL Emily/ExquisiteStudios


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