Ten Years

Posted on | October 28, 2009 | 16 Comments


Ten years ago, Maurizio and I started dating while we were first years in grad school at Cornell. Although I was instantly interested in him when I met him in September, it took a few more weeks before he could convince me that he was interested in me.

To celebrate the occasion, Maurizio took Monday off and we spent an extended weekend in Ithaca.

Visits to Ithaca always include a visit to my favorite yarn shop, Knitting Etc. And although I’m no longer local, it will always be my LYS. While I was there, I got some yummy (and new to me) Prism Merino Mia yarn for a baby sweater for a friend that’s due in a few months and a gorgeous card made by Hickory’s sister (they’re an artistic family!):

Hickory and I talked about knitting, designing, and life. I got a kick out of seeing a sample of my Varese Hoodie (made by Suzeann). This photo of Hickory and my sweater was taken a few visits ago:

I met up with Laura and we chatted about the state of the knit design industry, our current projects, and dreams of future projects while chowing down on her delicious pumpkin and ginger bread and coffee. She showed me her studio space which occupies an entire room; and yet somehow manages to stay neat.

Maurizio and I even snuck in a mini-photo shoot of my newest indie design – the Cayuga hat and mittens – with Cayuga Lake at Stewart Park in the background. I hope to have the patterns out in the next couple of weeks.


16 Responses to “Ten Years”

  1. Steph
    October 28th, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

    Congratulations on your ten years together! You guys look so happy, what a beautiful photo.

  2. juniperjune
    October 28th, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

    congratulations! and i love that yarn you bought; i’m a sucker for blue & brown. looking forward to the hat & mittens!

  3. Gudrun
    October 28th, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

    You look so cute together!

  4. Tad
    October 28th, 2009 @ 3:08 pm

    Congrats you two! That’s really great! Having been with Mel for a wonderful amount of time, I know how important it is to keep track of the time since you started dating. ;) Sounds like you had a great weekend together! :)

  5. Maryse
    October 28th, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

    Congratulations! For the 10th anniversary… and the beautiful yarn ;-) ))

  6. Laura
    October 28th, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

    Congrats! I didn’t know that’s why you guys were taking the long weekend! Guess we were so busy talking knitting!!!

  7. parikha
    October 29th, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    You guys are adorable–congratulations, and wishing you many more happy years together!

  8. mel
    October 29th, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    Ohhh, Congrats you two! What a wonderful picture – you both look so content! Wishing you many more :)

  9. Kim
    October 29th, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    Congratulations! I met my sweetie in grad school, too. We knew instantly, although it took us several years to tie the knot. You two look so cute together!

    I’m a real fan of your designs – although I have a problem committing to a full sweater, I have most of your in my queue!

  10. Jenny
    October 29th, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

    What a lovely couple you are! Congratulations!

  11. sylphette / Sarah
    October 29th, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    Yay! Congratulations on the 10 years — and here’s to 90 more. Srsly anticipating the Ithacan photo shoot. :)

  12. Kirsten
    October 29th, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

    Congratulations on ten years! You two look so cute together!

  13. melissa
    October 30th, 2009 @ 12:30 am

    Congratulations! Cheers to you both and many more happy years to come!

  14. Snjezana
    November 2nd, 2009 @ 10:18 am

    Congratulations to your 10th anniversary! Cheers and roses to you both!

  15. Angela
    November 2nd, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

    Che bella foto, che bella coppia! Tantissimi auguri!

  16. Raffaello Vardavas
    November 21st, 2009 @ 2:05 am


    I am a friend of Maurizio from the days when we were both undergrad students in physics in London. We lost touch of each other many years ago. I’m living in LA now. Like to hear more about how you guys are doing.

    Ciao ciao.

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