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July 9, 2017

From Susan — Wedded Bliss

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 9:17 am

I hate to “step on” my own post, but I want to share a very wonderful event with you all.  Yesterday my knitting peeps and I attended the wedding of a very special member of our group, Jimmy.  Jimmy and the love of his life got married yesterday in a beautiful, very meaningful ceremony.  Every detail reflected them, their interests, and their love for each other, their families, and their friends.  As Jimmy’s knitting peeps, we were very warmly received.  We brought our knitting to show who we are to Jimmy and everyone came up and said, “You’re Jimmy’s knitting friends!”

Jimmy and Taren hand threw enough plates for every person there.  We selected our favorite, used it as our dinner plate, and then got to bring it home as a memento.  Taren’s mom (with some help!) baked 24 of their favorite pies for the dessert.

They spoke their vows as the sun was setting behind them — the weather and venue (Schaar’s Bluff, Hastings MN) were perfect and every detail incredibly unique and beautiful.  They are so obviously meant for each other.

Jimmy designed and knit the ties that he and Taren are wearing with embroidery floss!!  They are stunning!  To Cath, the ties have not made it onto Ravelry!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mr. Kindree!!  The newlyweds will be moving to Norway where Jimmy has accepted a teaching job.  We are so excited for them as they start their lifelong journey together!

PS: Because I know you want to see the plate!  There were so many different styles – Asian-influence, African-influence, geometric, modern, etc.  It was impossible to choose so I went with a very simple, classic plate.  I LOVE it!!

PS2: Regarding the embroidery floss.  Jimmy used the 6 strands held together.  It approximated lace weight yarn, with a smooth, satiny finish and vivid color.

PS3: To Susan — our knitting group started about 18 years ago.  A few people were meeting and then one of them sent postcards out to any MKG knitter in the NW Twin Cities area.  That is how I heard about it.  The membership has changed over the years, but a few of us have stuck it out!!  We meet at the Plymouth Panera’s on Rockford Road every Thursday from ~3pm to 6pm or so. Any knitter is welcome to join us.  It is the highlight of my week and I really try not to miss it, though this Thursday I won’t be there because I’ll be at knitting camp!! 🙂


  1. I am sitting here repeating “knitted with embroidery floss” over and over. I just started a shawl with lace-weight and the idea of something thinner than this is overwhelming. The ties are gorgeous, too. Best to the happy couple.

    Comment by kayT — July 9, 2017 @ 11:22 am

  2. Congratulations to Jimmy and Taren. I do remember Jimmy – he of the DNA hoodie! The ties and plate are simply beautiful. I’d say these newlyweds have a fabulous future awaiting them.

    Comment by annie — July 9, 2017 @ 12:49 pm

  3. PS – what needles does one use with embroidery floss? “Stunning” is exactly the right word.

    Comment by annie — July 9, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

  4. Wow. I am speechless with admiration. A little envy, too, but mostly flat-out admiration. So much beauty, skill and love.

    Comment by purlgin — July 9, 2017 @ 2:58 pm

  5. What a lovely story.

    Comment by Chloe — July 9, 2017 @ 4:47 pm

  6. Thanks for taking me to their wedding. What a lucky couple, and sounds like you will miss Jimmy. What’s the history if your knitting group?

    Comment by Susan — July 9, 2017 @ 6:48 pm

  7. It was such a lovely, warm and meaningful wedding. It has stayed with me all day! We were so honored to be there! These are two gentle, committed men who will have so much positive, productive living ahead of them. God bless Taren and Jimmie!

    Comment by Kathy W. — July 9, 2017 @ 7:42 pm

  8. Best wishes to the happy couple. Sounds like it was a lovely wedding.
    Those ties are amazing works of art. What a wonderful memento of a special day.
    Just makes one smile for the happy couple.

    Comment by Elizabeth — July 9, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

  9. Love the ties.

    Comment by Surly — July 9, 2017 @ 9:22 pm

  10. love! love! love!

    Are those ties on Ravelry? I’d love to remember them as an inspiration.
    When embroidering, you separate the floss then put back together the strands that you need (even if it is all six)–but I’m assuming that was not done here (only because the idea boggles the mind–and I don’t think the twist is a problem here).

    Comment by cath — July 10, 2017 @ 8:57 am

  11. Can’t stop marveling at these fabulous ties! Thanks for sharing such a special event.

    Comment by CreeksideKnitter — July 10, 2017 @ 9:17 pm

  12. Simple marvelous works of art. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds.

    Comment by Ruth — July 13, 2017 @ 8:32 am

  13. What a handsome and happy couple, and those ties are fabulous. Love the plate which oddly enough reminds me of a Navajo Wedding Basket, where an pathway is intentionally left on the rim for the spirits to escape.

    Comment by Pru (tigermum) — July 18, 2017 @ 7:40 pm

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