The blog has been rather skimping on the knitting, and since knitting is mentioned as part of the blog description, I should actually write about my knitting every now and then. Plus, Italian doesn't read the blog much and my main project is a present for him.
The Anniversary Gift
The traditional gift for our upcoming anniversary is wool. This is my favorite gift so far! We usually exchange a gift from both the traditional and contempary anniversary gift list, and I would recommend this to all married couples. It helps take some of the creative pressures off of the individuals and if the gift bombs, one can blame it on the theme of the year.
The very small length of knitting above is the beginnings of the River Forrest Gansey. The color is a navy blue, and the yarn is Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. The yarn is amazing! It's soft and luscious. It glides throught the needles. The color is vibrant and perfect. It was a splurge, but hey, it is our anniversary. Sometimes, I take the yarn and squeeze it, kinda like the old charmin commercials. I'm secretly hoping he won't like the sweater; then I can have it. The pattern has not been too difficult so far, and the designer has been very good about responding to emails and answering questions.
Okay, I do want him to like it. Maybe he'll let me borrow it.