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Sweater and Love

I’m about 6 rows short of competing the body of the Green Gable Hoodie and then it’s on to the sleeves. Here’s the picture I took on my cell phone camera after lunch today:

And the sweater grows

I’ve been wanting to share this picture on my blog for a while now, but somehow haven’t yet. My friend Grace took this picture of Matt and I. I love it.


I’m still not sure how I managed to get so lucky. To be honest, relationships before this were never “right” (for lack of a better word). Something always felt like it was missing, I always felt unhappy, unsatisfied, unloved, unwanted… and I’m sure a bunch of other “un” words. I just always felt like something was missing. Then I started changing. Changing my behavior and thought process. Changing my life and making it a bit more about me instead of about everyone else. I became more happy on my own and no longer depended on someone else to make me happy. Then I started to get to know Matt. Our relationship has grown from that point on. I feel like I can’t say or think it enough, but this is nothing like anything I’ve experienced. This relationship we have is what I’ve always imagined having. I feel so lucky and fortunate to be able to wake up with him every morning and fall asleep with him every night. For the first time in my life I’m not questioning every little thing in a relationship, holding things to myself, dreading and fearing doing something wrong to screw it all up. I just wanted to share this because I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. Life is full of surprises and this has been the best of them all so far :o)

Tonight Matt and I have to go to a class on spinal fusion. I might be having surgery done in the coming months. Nothing has been decided yet, but it has definitely been on my mind.


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

3 thoughts on “Sweater and Love

  1. I love the color you are using for your hoodie! Gorgeous.
    What a great picture of the two of you. Very cute!
    I’ve had back surgery to repair (or take out) a herniated disc. Not as serious as fusion. I hope all works out for you. I know that my pain was gone the moment I woke up from surgery. It was wonderful! Good luck with whatever decision you make. 🙂

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