bicycles & knitted hats



he's home. (!!!! sflasklfjaslkf!!!!)


when i started this blog, we were dating. we lived across town from one another, just a short bike ride away. we married in college & lived in a tiny attic apartment. we held hands while bicycling to our classes. we moved a couple of years later to begin our careers & stretch ourselves much more than we ever thought we could. he drove 45 minutes to work & i hated most every day of my job. we grew tired of the difficulty & lack of community so we moved upstate. he stayed on the farm during the week & i found my dream job. he drove two hours home on the weekends, listening to podcasts & npr. we had community, but we didn't share a home.

he's finally home & i cannot tell you how good it all feels. this morning he opened up the garage, dusted off his bicycle & rode to work. with his helmet on.

before he left, i asked if he would pose in his new knitted hat i made him for valentine's day & he agreed. that's what us blogging wives do, right? then he quickly put on his helmet & left just in time for his first day.


here's a bit about the hat. the purl bee is such a dream & i found the pattern here. i was looking for a fairly simple hat with detail. i used one wooly blend skein of lamb's pride yarn in the most beautiful yellowish green.  i plan to cast on one for myself in a robin's egg blue color. the hat knitting obsession continues. 


wishing you a wonderful week of knitting, bicycles & love
love,
natalie

10 comments:

Kaitlyn said...

You two are so adorable. So happy for you guys that you get to be together ALL WEEK!! xoxoxo

Julia said...

very cute...and i'm glad you mentioned the helmet because i was about to give you some shit for that :) so happy for you guys! xo

natalie said...

julia, i mentioned the helmet JUST FOR YOU! haha! we always wear our helmets. only for photos do we take it off ;)

The Creature Workshop said...

I understand the Hat knitting addiction. It's a really beautiful hat, love the pattern and the colour. 10 out of 10. :) P.s. I've been folowing you and your husband online for years, you kids are awesome.

natalie said...

the creative workshop- so happy to hear you've been around for awhile! thank you so much for reading :)!

thisemily said...

that pattern looks delightful! all your knitting projects look fantastic. i over-knit last month and now i need to rest my hands. i'm building up a long list of knitting projects i'm dying to start, but can't! ah, i'll just live vicariously through you. love your blog!

Chelsea said...

Natalie, it turned out just lovely. My husband and I are doing long-distance right now (without hopes of seeing each other until April!) and it is so very hard. Knowing that you are working towards a shared goal for ourselves though, that ultimately it's going to come together, helps. I'm happy your honey is home now. +Chelsea

Heather said...

It always makes life easier when you are able to follow your dreams and do what you love. I hope you two get to be in closer proximity though! :D And LOVE that hat...the color is perfect!

mandi said...

ooh! I really, REALLY like this pattern! I think I'll give it a go.

éva-mona said...

That is such a lovely hat! Thank you for the link to the pattern :)

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