Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Something to blog about :)

All I have to say is I love my husband. For more reason then one but here is the latest reason. On Thursday I was reading yarn harlots blog and saw that she was in Tacoma. I thought hmm....I wonder what she will be doing here. (I only live about 30 min away from Tacoma) So I did a little investigating and found out that she was going to be at the Madrona Fiber Arts Retreat. I obviously couldn't go to the retreat because sign-ups were months ago when I lived in Germany. I went to Madrona's website and found out that there was going to be a Market Place open to the public. So the next day I was talking to my husband and mentioned that I had seen the Market Place being open to the public and how cool it would be to go. This would be my first Fiber Fest experience. He laughed and said haha fly your sister out here (from Florida) and go with her. He was obviously not impressed. I know he knows that I love knitting and yarn but I don't think that he realizes how much. Anyway, I thought to myself "Oh well there will be more fest while I am her in Washington, I will just take myself to the next one." Oh yeah I forgot to tell you I couldn't just take myself to the Market Place because my stateside drivers licence expired while we were in Germany so I can't legally drive.

Well that night we were laying in bed talking about what we were going to do the next day, Saturday. We had already talked about going to Ikea to buy the kids dresser drawers for their rooms. While we were talking about that he asked how far the fest was from Ikea...Me being me, and just in case he changed his mind,I had already investigated that too and found out that it was only about 30 mins or so away from Ikea. He said lets go. I thought that he was just going to drop me off and find something for him and the boys to do while I fondeled all the lovely yarn that was there. But I was wrong, he took me and even walked around with me. Mind you he didn't look as excited as I was...in fact not excited at all. But I had so much fun. I kept the trip short only about an hour or so, trust me I could have been there much longer, but while I was there I did get some lovely things. Here are the pictures of the loot that I brought home. I didn't take my camera inside for fear that my husband might feel uncomfortable with me taking pictures of the beautiful knit wear and all the wonderful knitters and spinners that were inside the Pavillion.
Socks that Rock in "Lodestone" and "Aquaboy" I plan on knitting Bird In Hand mittens with these. I ripped out the other ones that I had started the other day. I am just waiting on my ball winder and printer so that I can knit these. That is if I can wait that long, I might just go to Kinko's and print out the pattern and wind both these skeins by hand. Maybe after I finish these...
ShibuiKnits in "Pagoda"
I know what you are thinking, another project on the needles. But I just couldn't resist. Plus this needed to be started so that I had something to take pictures of for Project Spectrum. This is the Waving Lace socks from Favorite Socks book that I bought the other day from Jo-Ann Fabric Store. I love this pattern and this yarn. Shibuiknits sock yarn is so soft and squishy. This is a great way to spend the day. Watching Dallas and knitting some lovely socks...who knows I might even finish this sock today. (Notice I said "this sock" I'm trying not to get ahead of myself by saying pair of socks :) )

I know many of you have husbands and boyfriend that enjoy knitting as much as you do, or at least understand your love of all things knitty. But this is a totally new experience for my husband. I have only been knitting for about 2 years and my husband was gone for most of that time. While he was gone my obsession has grown dramatically. He knew that I was knitting everyday while he was gone but I don't think he understood how much of the day I have needles in my hands. Eventhough he knew that he wouldn't enjoy the Market Place he took me anyway. Now that's love. Doing something you don't want to do just to make your spouse happy. That is just one of the reasons I love my man :)Now maybe I can get him to love(or even like) it just a little bit so that we can do more things yarny.

Happy knitting and thanks for reading.


peaknits said...

What a nice gesture by your husband! And a great trip - good loot:)

Shawna said...

aw...travis is so sweet:o) i'm glad you were able to go! did he ever say anything looked/was cool at the festival?

Michelle said...

What a great guy! Sounds like you had a great time!

tiennie said...

What a nice guy! Glad you got to go and fondle the yarn!