It has been quite a while since I talked about someone very dear to my heart. Everything around here lately, aside from knitting, has been about Kira but there is someone else I need to talk about. My husband.
As you all know Chris is the love of my life. But things have shifted a bit in the last 4 months. We have become parents and it’s been very easy to forget that we are still husband and wife. I have had moments of such overwhelming love for him and an equally overwhelming need for him to leave me alone. To want to be near and away from someone in equal measure is very difficult, and almost unfair.
But Chris being Chris has “weathered” me as only he can, as only my best friend can. With love, patience, endless patience and true understanding of how wonderful and hard this thing called motherhood can be. I want to say thank you my love, thank you so very much for loving me so much, for working so hard so I can be home with our daughter and still making me feel pretty…
He really went out of his way to show me the love recently…
Last Monday (8/31) I was in Ravelry reading the “News” thread in the Sanguine Gryphon group and I suddenly saw it. Skinny Bugga was going on sale starting at 8pm EDT. (Here’s the link to her shop). Now the first time I’d heard about this sock yarn was listening to the Doubleknit podcast that’s hosted by my friend Jessica and her fellow knitter/friend Erin. They were discussing how Bugga was the yarn to have at the Sock Summit. It sounded like this yarn was bound to go down the path of Socks That Rock and Wollmeise. It suddenly becomes the must have sock yarn. The yarn that will make you cool and the envy of all if you say you own a skein.
It’s ok to want to be cool right?…and yes I have some of the other two so obviously I have to have some of this one too. And you know who gets more obsessesed then I do about sock yarn, my husband. Chris makes it his mission to be sure I have what ever yarn everyone else has. If he’s like this with me and yarn what’s he going to be like with Kira (I’ll think about that later).
Anyway, so I mentioned this to him when he got home from work and he looks at me, with that “Den, do you really, really need this yarn” and I say PLEASE!!! So we’re off but now I’m usually putting the baby to sleep about that time so he has to get into my account and do the shopping. I previewed the colors, made a list and he was off and running.
Not since the Wollmeise craze have I seen him so “determined”. I mean he was logged in, credit card in hand, shoulder’s hunched over, hands hovering over the keyboard. It was so hilarious and touching to see him so focused. And once it got started Chris lost his mind a little bit. “Holy #$@&, can you believe that color sold out already”, “$%^& there are only 2 left of that color” “Den, how many do you want of each color…” He was actually talking to the computer. He was getting skeins in the cart, checking out then going back in and shopping some more. He went a bit crazy. Then he went into Ravelry (per my suggestion) to read the thread and see what people were saying…of course things were oversold, the site almost crashed, people couldn’t get anything, etc. The usual yarn shopping madness.
We weren’t even sure we were going to get any thing at all. Then the order showed up on Friday (nice start to the holiday weekend). Can you say WOW!!!
Top two: Skinny Bugga, Longhorned Beetle
Bottom two: Skiny Bugga, Leaffooted Bug
As usual the pictures do not do the colors justice. They are really amazing and the yarn feels soooo good. And I love the whole bug thing. I had a bug obssession when I was a child but we won’t talk about that right now.
From the top: Skinny Bugga in Periodical Cicada, Sharpshooter Leafhopper, and 2 skins of Sappho II in Soon She Will Love (I’m going to exchange those two skeins, they are really beautiful but not exactly what I want right now. In the zealous-ness those got in there some how).
OMG, I don’t need that much sock yarn… he said it was my birthday present so be quiet and enjoy it. OK!! What I know for sure…I’m married to an amazing man and I am blessed beyond words.
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