Love & Yarn

I have to tell you all how much I love my husband. I don’t show him often here on the blog unless he’s modeling something I made for him, but my husband is pretty awesome.

This guy is smart, funny (not as funny as he thinks he is, but funny), and one of the kindest people I know. He’s also my biggest cheerleader and is always encouraging me and supporting my dreams. He’s pretty great. He travels a bit for work and goes to far off places and when he’s gone I’m always off and it never seems quite right until he’s back home. This week he has been in India for work but on his way there he had a 7 hour layover in Amsterdam, a city he’d never been to before. When he was packing he asked me what he should do with that amount of time in Amsterdam. His yarn loving wife said, ‘oh you should go to Stephen and Penelope yarn shop and look at yarn, that’s what I’d do.’ Right? When I got up that morning he Facetime’d me from the airport and said guess where I went!?

He went to Stephen and Penelope for me!! And we hadn’t really talked about him going or if he did go what kind of yarn he’d get me. I honestly didn’t think he’d go because it’s not his thing. But he did tour the city on his own and decided to go to the shop. When he got to the shop he talked to the woman working there and it turns out…she knew who I was! She read the blog and followed me on Instagram and new Cher and Jellybean too. More importantly, she knew the kinds of things I liked to knit! My husband was floored that someone all the way in Amsterdam knew me.

My husband searched for a table in the airport to take a good picture of his first yarn haul for me. LOL He’s a keeper.

Kendell said whatever he bought needed to have green in it, so they settled on this lovely Undercover Otter yarn that has colors you can only get in Amsterdam. And she told him he needed to get me this adorable Brioche It Up, Pup pin. This just might be one of the sweetest things he’s done and he does lots of sweet little things for me. I decided I’m going to make the Sea Swell Shawl by Stephen West since it is his store, it just feels right. Plus, I’ve found that I really do love shawl knitting and it’s a good travel knit to carry with me all the time. I even showed him what I planned to make he said he’d wear it. LOL

We will be celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks and I’m just so lucky to have such a sweet and thoughtful man in my life. And I just thought the internet needed to know that.

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