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IrisKnitter
02-26-2009, 09:05 AM
I took a knitting class about 14 years ago and started a sweater. My then fiance said when I finished it, we could get married. Well, it languished in storage and then got attacked by mice...

So, I took up knitting again about 4 months ago and this is my first sweater I have ever FO. I made him Yarn Forward's Bomber Jacket for his birthday (it was supposed to be done in a solid color - but I thought that was boring). I gave it to him for his birthday last week and I told him we could now get married.:wink:

We've actually been married now for about 12 and a half years. BTW, his other requirement to marry me was that we do a polka together (that one I did manage to complete in a timely fashion).

Sansdawn
02-26-2009, 09:11 AM
Great sweater :woot: ...But the story was better :roflhard:

ritaw
02-26-2009, 09:28 AM
Looks great and i love the story . :)

margz3
02-26-2009, 10:36 AM
LOL!!!! Love the sweater - nice job :)

cacunn
02-26-2009, 11:40 AM
IrisKnitter will he wear the sweater to renew your vows?

Jan in CA
02-26-2009, 02:15 PM
:teehee: Funny story! Love the sweater though!!

Slim
02-26-2009, 06:38 PM
Oh wow, I love that! Very nice work.

Freyja
02-26-2009, 06:40 PM
Now he needs to put on his beautiful new sweater and
the two of you need to polka together.:happydance:

gotta knit
02-26-2009, 08:48 PM
Love the story! Nice job with the sweater too.

IrisKnitter
02-26-2009, 10:18 PM
He'd probably tell me I'd have to knit a wedding dress prior to renewing the vows...

IrisKnitter
02-26-2009, 10:19 PM
I'd request he do this, but he's out snowblowing in his new sweater instead!

MerigoldinWA
02-27-2009, 12:59 AM
Nice sweater. It's a good thing he didn't hold you to what you had said previously. But I suppose if he had you would have finished sooner. :-)

wezyus
02-27-2009, 02:20 AM
Nice work...its lovely n neat...thnks for sharing ur story

thepurplegg
02-27-2009, 02:38 AM
That's a really great story! Cool sweater. I like the stripes better than solid too :D

Debkcs
02-27-2009, 04:42 AM
Great story, thanks for the laugh! Like the sweater also, the color change makes it really interesting.

Doublereeder2
02-27-2009, 08:15 AM
Great story - congratulations on the sweater and marraige :-)

CognizantAmiga
02-27-2009, 09:38 AM
Great story! Nice work on the sweater as well.

AH1OZ
02-27-2009, 10:29 AM
congrats on getting married ;)

dustinac
02-27-2009, 10:52 AM
:happydance: Great story!! The sweater looks wonderful!

WandaT
02-27-2009, 09:36 PM
LOL - great story!! Sweater is nice too! :D

ArtLady1981
02-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Great sweater! Love the story!

My man's requirement (a la his mountaineer brother's advice) is:
"You never know what a woman is like til you take her on a good hike."

So John took me on a hike up Mount Si, reportedly the steepest incline in Washington State, for short day hikes.

Wanna know what my advice is?
"Never marry a man til you let him take you on a good hike."

My man carried me on his back the last half mile to the summit, at his suggestion. He says, "Aw, why don't ya just hop on my back? I'm not tired yet and you are." (I wasn't a hiker. I was a city girl.)

Thirty eight years later, I'm still married to him! He's a keeper! :thumbsup:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/2625031437_401caed99f.jpg?v=0

GinnyG
02-28-2009, 12:24 PM
Your story cracked me up, maybe THAT is what I've been doing wrong. If I knit my partner of 9 years a sweater he'll assk me to marry him!!!!!!!!!!!

bambi
02-28-2009, 04:22 PM
Love the story and the sweater! I'm sure glad my DH didn't make that a prerequisite for getting married. I still haven't made him a sweater.

Bambi

Ronda
02-28-2009, 04:47 PM
Such great stories in this thread. Thanks for sharing them!

MerigoldinWA
03-01-2009, 01:42 AM
My man carried me on his back the last half mile to the summit, at his suggestion. He says, "Aw, why don't ya just hop on my back? I'm not tired yet and you are." (I wasn't a hiker. I was a city girl.)

ArtLady, I had to laugh at this. John must have been in pretty good shape to do that. He was lucky you were just a little thing too. We were only 18 when we got married and DH could barely lift me at the time. He only weighed 135 pounds and I was about 120 so I was a big load for him and he was not the athletic type. :lol:

ArtLady1981
03-01-2009, 03:21 AM
Yup, gotta admit it. I was about 90 lbs soakin' wet, and he was 200 lbs, just released from his 3 yrs Marine Corps tour of duty. :thumbsup:

valentina
03-01-2009, 06:11 AM
It is a beautiful sweater! :yay:

Lovely stories. Thanks for sharing.

OffJumpsJack
03-02-2009, 04:33 PM
That is a good looking sweater. And don't worry about how long it took.

With a 12 and a half year history, I predict you'll finish your next sweater before you get married again. :)

:roflhard: