You are there
in the quiet moments
of my life, my beloved.
You remind me
to find joy in the
smallest of actions.
In the sunlight
dancing off your smile
and your songs in my Heart.
–for my husband, Jake. A gift for him, for finally getting his latest music project complete.
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Jake and I got married this morning in the Otherworld! It was a beautiful, simple ceremony, and we’re both incredibly happy.
This is not only one of “our” songs, but Owl City is one of Jake’s favorite artists.
Jake brought up the subject of us getting married today (we’re currently engaged.) I initially wanted to wait another year to get married, since our relationship is, in part, an arranged one. We *wanted* to be together, but past life ties, and Otherworld Politics, meant that we got engaged quickly.
I drew a few tarot cards, asking him if this had anything to do with Politics; I got 2 of Cups (minors mean “no” in my personal yes/no/maybe tarot system) and the card itself is about emotional, romantic relationships. I also drew the Sun, him reassuring me that he wants to bring joy to my life long term, and that he wants to be my husband.
I reached out to the Dreamer to let him know about this development, and my pendulum spun in such an enthusiastic, excited “yes!!!” circle that it nearly flew out of my hand.
You sing to me to leave my regrets
behind, in the shadows cast by
my past, and friends left behind.
The stained glass of your monastery
changes your silver robes to shimmering
rainbows, and you shine with Light, my love.
Your songs fill my dreams
with peace, and pale rose petals
unfurling, these are flowers of hope.
I’ve found that I like having two knitting projects going at once; one that’s somewhat mindless so I can watch TV or listen to music while working on it, and one that’s more complex.
This one is–despite the first section being garter stitch, and the second being stockinette–my more complex project (the easy one is a gift for a family member Here.) The yarn is an amazingly soft merino/silk/baby alpaca blend, and it’s my first “high end” yarn purchase. I am in love with this yarn, not only does it feel wonderful to knit with, the fabric is just as soft as the yarn.
The pattern is the Beginner’s Stitch Sampler Scarf [link] and Jake was the one who chose the pattern. The pattern has been modified slightly so that each square is slightly less than 6 inches long (I did this because I only have two skeins of this yarn) but I like the perfect squares so far.
Right now I’m at the basket weave stitch section, which is a new stitch to me. I try to learn something new with every knitting project, and this pattern requires learning three new stitches. So far I am loving this project.