Thursday, May 17, 2012

Can I Register For A Black Cat?

As I've mentioned here before, I'm rather superstitious.

Try as I might, walking under ladders, black cats crossing my path, and shoes on the table always leave me feeling a little on the uneasy side.

If you'll recall however, one superstition that I was able to move past (albeit much pep-talking was needed on my part) was the dreaded sweater curse. This was one myth that I found myself willing to battle head on last July, when I cast on a sweater for my dear man's 30th birthday.

You could say that I turned my nose up in the face of that curse and proudly gifted a lovingly knit sweater to my man- all whilst being without 'the ring'. I wanted something extra super special to commemorate his big day and that sweater was not so much the only way, but the best way this knitterly girl knew how. I weighed out my options and decided that I was willing to take my chances.

Besides, I could always ask for it back if things didn't work out- right??? (I conveniently have a brother who is of a similar size).

Now let's fast forward to this past Sunday- May 13th.

At the end of a beautiful hike through the Hockley Valley, just before heading down to his parent's place for some Mother's Day celebrations, my dear man showed that sweater curse who's boss and popped the question.

Let me do a quick recap here my fellow knitters- I knit the sweater, and then I got the ring, on May 13th no less!

Expected date to wed?

Sometime in the Winter of 2013.

Would you look how far I have come!?!?!?

Seemingly, when I go swimming, I emerge from the water with the
same hair-do as my man. Totally a sign that we were meant to be...

Stuff it sweater curse.

I win.

15 comments:

gingerandgiant said...

AHHHH!!!!! Best wishes to you and the man! That's so exciting! If you need 4 mitten patterns you know who to ask! Seriously wonderful news. Happy planning!

Stitched Together said...

Congratulations! I'd happily knit a sweater for my man, but he doesn't want one. I've never knitted anything for him. However, I saw how he is often reaching for my Book of Knitted Monsters and chuckling to himself. I have finally found something I can knit that will make him happy! He thinks the nephews and nieces are getting all the monsters at Christmas, but I know there will be another squishy parcel under the tree ;-)

RobinBrz said...

Cograts! On the ring and beating the curse! Good for you.

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow! Congrats! That is so fantastic! You two look fantastic together and have so much to look forward to (especially a beautiful wedding!). I'll certainly keep your advice in mind, find amazing guy who doesn't mind yarn everywhere, knit sweater, live happily ever after!

ms.tee.kay said...

so happy for you :) congrats again!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG, Congratulations Lynn!!! Sooooo happy for you and what a beautiful story! Can't wait to swing by to give you a big hug and see the ring!

xoxo
angel

sue said...

Congratulations, I'd better tell my daughter to get knitting and maybe her man will finally propose!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!!!

Triona said...

Awww, congratulations! I also got engaged at the end of a hike--totally romantic and awesome.

Renee said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations! What a sweet story :D xo

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Lynn!! What wonderful news - will swing by the shop soon. Do I sense a cobweb lace wedding shawl in your future?? ;o)

Tracy said...

That's such a lovely post. Congratulations on the sweater and many, many congratulations on your engagement. Made me go all soppy! :)

Anonymous said...

I believe there are patterns to KNIT black cats..... CONGRATULATIONS - I'm so happy for you both!!!! Winter weddings rock.

Truly Myrtle said...

Congratulations! Sweater curse - pfuff!
He look like a lovely sort of man too :) Enjoy!

Gloria said...

Congratulations to you and your guy! Didn't hear the news until I was in the shop the other day. Maybe I should come in more often?