I have a secret, and it’s one that could be detrimental to my marriage…but I’m spilling it anyway! This fall, my husband took up a new hobby and spent many hidden weekends making something for my birthday. I had no clue what he was making, but grew very curious as the weekends went by. My guess would have been something like woodworking or metal-smithing, interests I’ve heard him mention before. But as time went on, I knew it must be something small because his hiding spaces weren’t very big. I also knew that it must not require much equipment because it was a project that he was taking to other’s houses and easily working upon. I was completely baffled until the big day came.
The morning of my birthday, he could barely wait to give me his present. I was shocked when he pulled a little bag out from behind the couch. I reached in to pull out the object to find a crocheted scarf!!! It seriously took me over 15 minutes to believe that he had made it. My husband? Crocheting? I thought it sounded impossible. To think of all the hours he had spent learning how, and not to mention the teasing he endured from friends! My mother-in-law told me that one night she walked in and found him drinking beer and watching football while crocheting. When questioning him about the odd combination he said that he felt the need to “butch up.”
Teasing aside, he’s moved on to crocheting beer bottle cozies, which I then help him finish off with handmade appliques that feature witty sayings. They were a huge hit at Christmas! Now he’s made a few for my Etsy store for Valentine’s Day. What an awesome handmade gift for Valentine’s Day – made by him, for him! Inspired by his wife’s creative hobbies, my husband now has a way to be apart of my crafting time. I’m really proud that I have a husband who is compassionate and humble enough to learn a new skill that lets him express his love for me. Now we’ll see if that love’s still there after he finds out I spilled his secret!