heartfelt

last monday morning i landed in snowy, gray ohio after spending ten delicious days on the west coast, running in shorts and keeping my face tilted to the sun. when i got off the redeye at 10:30 am, i was tired, hungry, and . . . cold.

david got me home straightaway, where i crawled into bed and slept until my class began at 4 pm. we celebrated my birthday with pie and cards and fun chatter over knitting—we had missed each other while i was gone.

just as class broke up at 6pm, the lights blazed on across the street—while i was away, bret had completely re-done the porchscape into a spectacular valentine—for us.

we were—in a word—speechless and we ran outside to get a closer look

along the eaves ran a row of valentines, but not just any old hearts; these were each dedicated to a neighbor and one prominent one had my name on it!

i gather that bret was taking requests from the gentlemen on the block during the week before and david put his message down on paper, just the way he always signs it for the two of us.

and of course, bret’s message was on the biggest heart of all, because well, that’s just how he rolls—bighearted.

but the best thing—and the real attention-getter—was front and center, aimed right at our house

for you, for you!!
isn’t that the coolest?? what a great surprise, huh? and believe me, bret is sincere—he loves knitspot!

on saturday, erica and i went over to get a closer look and take some daytime photos for the blog

i HEART the gremlin valentine; i want that one—it’s so me!

we snuck in close to get a picture of the sign and also one of erica in her new slöfock hat

we tried to get a shot of the two of us with the sign, but our arms are not long enough . . . before we knew it, bret came out to see who was raising such a ruckus in hi planting bed. hehe, just us . . .

so he offered to take a photo for us

it’s so much fun to be bret’s neighbor—we just never know what’s going to happen next, haha. one thing we do know is that whatever it is, it will be big.

happy valentine’s day to all—from our little corner of the world.

65 Responses to “heartfelt”

  1. Karen says:

    Thanks for sharing your awesome neighbor, designs, yarn, Mr. Knitspot, Erica, and life with all of us. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

  2. Jenn says:

    Wow how awesome IS Bret & the entire Knitspot team?! Thank you thank you!! And now that midterms r over & I did really well time to indulge in a special skein of yarn…although I wish the budget allowed for more :) it will one day when I’m outta school & working as an RN :)

  3. Connie says:

    Yay, Brett and Connie! Thanks for sharing again your fun neighbor’s display!

  4. sue says:

    What a wonderful Valentine’s Day surprise! I have enjoyed the pictures of Bret’s different holiday themes and this one is just great.

  5. Jen D says:

    Bret is awesome!!! I would love to live in a neighborhood where everyone is so friendly!!

  6. Mary-Heather says:

    Oh my gosh Bret is the best! I LOVE the Valentine to the whole neighborhood from Bret and Connie – what great neighbors!!

  7. Sonja says:

    I seldom comment but always enjoy your posts. What a great, FUN neighbor. It it always fun to see your posts showing how he has decorated for the holidays.

  8. Kristin C says:

    What a cute sign!
    Happy Valentines Day!

  9. Karen says:

    That post just makes me feel all warm inside! What a wonderful neighborhood you live in…

  10. Chris says:

    Thank you Bret! And Anne et David aussi!

  11. Katharine says:

    Wow! Amazing! Loving your hair cut!

  12. kathy b says:

    That is the CUTEST porch Ive evere seen for Valentines day. What a neighbor. THis was a great post!!

  13. CandyO says:

    What a great neighbor, and so supportive of his Knitspot buds, lucky you to have such a colorful house on your block!!!!

  14. Lori S says:

    He does Valentine’s day too?! What a fun neighbor!

  15. scienceknitster says:

    What great neighbors! Belated happy Valentine’s Day!