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I Am Married

It has been over a year since I got married. Over a year! I think I’m settling in to being married. The times when I accidentally call Adam my “boyfriend” are infrequent. The times when I barrel ahead and make decisions without him are infrequent (being fiercely independent isn’t always an asset). The times when I appreciate his partnership and support are innumerable. In the last year we’ve done some pretty major things – like traveling around the world, buying a house, dealing with major loss – and we’ve done all sorts of mundane things – like binge watching silly TV shows and eat lots of ramen. Without waxing too poetic, I will say that I think the last year has been the best year of my life and every moment of it was made better by having him at my side. I am a lucky lady. When Oona first …

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Newcastle Cardigan for Adam

I finally sewed Adam a real piece of clothing. I’ve made him ties and pajama bottoms before, but never a ¬†garment that he can wear daily. Every time he mentions needing a new piece of clothing (I need more dress shirt. I could use a pair of chinos. etc.) I offer to make them for him, but he always hems and haws and goes ahead and buys the item. And then I saw the Newcastle Cardigan pattern by Thread Theory and showed Adam the pattern, saying that I thought it would be very handsome on him and I would make it for him. And he liked it and said “Yes. That would be great. Can I help pick the fabric? You’ve never offered to sew anything for me before.” And I was like “Whaaaat????” It turns out, that in Adam’s head, all those “I can make that for you” offers …