Autumn is my favorite time of year. It reminds me of fresh starts & new beginnings...of going back to school, leaves changing colors, candy apples and fall festivals. Of carving pumpkins, drinking hot cider, and not sweating my butt off while knitting. And most importantly, it reminds me of Nate.
I met my life partner 4 days into my freshman year of college, and we just celebrated our 10th anniversary this week. And while he didn't propose to me (really, NATE, what are you waiting for?!) he did gift me an AMAZING yarn swift. Yippee!!!! Now I can cake my own yarn.
|Like the TARDIS it is both blue and bigger on the inside|
We just returned from a vacation up to Maine. We rented a beautiful, little cabin on Basin Cove in Harpswell, Maine. And he humored me on all of my yarn journeys....if that isn't love, I don't know what is!
|Love this yarn!|
As most know, Nate and I have conflicting work schedules -- I work Monday through Friday in a normal 8:30 to 5...and Nate, who works for the hospitality industry usually works 3 pm to 11 pm. So we never see each other awake :( It was great to spend a week with him in an area we love. Nate was also able to help his Uncle Mark build a barn.
|Good ol' fashion Barn Raising|
While the boys built a barn, Nate's mom, aunt and I went yard sale-ing where I found a knitter's yard sale! Tons of yarn and pattern books - for $8 (plus a $2 guilt tip) I snagged a circular needle case, a skein of crazy zauberball, and a ton of books (including some knitting motivational ones like the Knitting Sutra).
Nate's mom and I also went to a new yarn store in Freeport called Mother of Purl - but more on that in another entry! Because I have a review to do :) And I'm waiting for her website to go live.
|Amazing, amazing pattern|
It was a pretty lazy fantastic week. We went on fun drives, went fishing, paddled out in the kayaks, and just spent time together. And I got a lot of knitting done!
It was also fun to have his aunt, uncle, cousin and grandfather over for a home-cooked meal complete with crabs and steamers. I'm not a big seafood eater, but even I was chowing down on crab legs.
As with all vacations, it is sad when it is over. On Friday, we took a very leisurely drive down Coastal Route 1 where we stopped at several antique stores (found a yarn swift for $300!) and had fun chatting. 10 years together flew by....and I'm looking forward to another 10 more. Now....if only he will propose (*hinthintNATE*)
So, to celebrate my decade-a-versary, I will be hosting a FANTASTIC give-away in a couple of weeks :) I am so stinkin' excited to share more details but let's just say it will be from one of my favorite companies! They've been mentioned in this blog before....so you might be able to figure it out :) .... Have you found it?? No?? OK...Fine...I will give you a small hint: SSS. ---pp-- s-i-- --udi-o-
This give-away will be launching something new I want to begin with my blog such as product reviews, yarn store reviews, etc. As I'm a slow knitter, I'm slightly bored with the WIP and FO posts I've been doing lately....so I'm looking for a bit of a new beginning if you will!
As I type away, I will be looking forward to feedback, suggestions, and products to look into!