Sunday, 4 November 2012

It was a dark and stormy night...

Today is the first sunday in the month and that means one thing for me.... Storytelling Sunday2 is here again. Take a look at Sian's page over at From High in the Sky to read the stories from around the world, but please don't go there until you've read my story. It is a very short one today.

It was a dark and stormy night, three men sat in a cave and one man said "Tell us a story Bill." ..... sorry wrong story. It was a dark and stormy night here in The Towers when Mr M came into the study to sit at his computer and get down to some serious stuff (he had new levels of Angry Birds to achieve).
He rubbed his hands together and said "In this weather I should be wearing a woolly jumper to keep me warm." I reminded him that I had knitted one for him some time ago and without another word he got up from his chair and went out of the room. In moments he was back and that's when I remembered why I decided never to knit again.
This is what happens when you don't knit a tension swatch before starting.
Now you can take a look at Sian's blog and read all the other lovely stories. Thanks for dropping by

18 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Well it will keep him nice and warm. The new levels of angry birds made me laugh, I've not played it or seen it but it sounds very silly :)

Mary B said...

Oh dear!! but thank you so much for the giggle and that photo is a prize one

scrappyjacky said...

What a perfect photo....it certainly made me smile....Missus Wookie is right....it would keep him warm!!!

Irene said...

Great story and photograph. My 3 year old grandson knows how to play angry birds. I thought they were the noisy pigeons that nested in my vine this year. Ah, the generation gap!

Sian said...

How do you manage to fit so many laugh out loud moments into one short story?! Brilliant!

And of course a really great story sparks another one - I knitted my boyfriend a jumper for his birthday, wasn't going to get it finished in time so my Mum volunteered to knit one sleeve. The first time his Mum washed it, my mum's sleeve stayed perfect but my sleeve drooped appallingly! Poor man still wears the things I knit, but at least I do both sleeves myself now for balance

Thanks for the laugh this Sunday morning - and thanks to your game model too :)

Jennie Hart said...

Great story, I love it, so funny :)

Jennie Hart said...

Great story, I love it, so funny :)

humel said...

It does look cosy!! I'm thinking I'll stick to scarves and belts myself though, I suspect my jumpers would either knit like this or (more likely!) end up far too small...

Barbara Eads said...

That is so funny! The same thing happened to me when I made my very first---and last sweater!

Cheri said...

Thanks for the laugh - that photo is priceless! Do you suppose he was hinting that he needs a new sweater?

Amy said...

What a shaem ... at least his hand would be warm, no need for gloves!

Becky said...

This really made me laugh! I NEVER do a tension swatch, I just can't be bothered, but I've never had one that has been that much too big lol!

Jane said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I agree with Sian - love, love, love the humor that pervades your entire tale. And the final line/picture made me laugh out loud.
Thanks for sharing,
Rinda

furrypig said...

I love that he tried the jumper on and wore it for this photo! What a great sport and a great story

Chipper said...

LOL! That was a great story :-) Made me laugh as it is something that I would do!

Alison said...

Love the sweater...and the story!
Alison xx

Mitra Pratt said...

Love it!