Someone draws back the cover on a baby stroller and the first thing you say is "Oh! What a beautiful blanket!"
The parents of the baby took it all in stride and told me they would let the knitter of the blanket know how much I liked it. Truly, y'all. This blanket had beautiful stitch definition and was a lovely basket stitch pattern with a loose rib edging. Oh, the baby was pretty darn cute, too! He had a lovely round face with pinchable cheeks. We all had a good laugh at my instant fondness of the blanket.
I did not have knitting on my mind this past weekend celebrating my anniversary. Gwensmom asked if there would be a milestone anniversary sweater, and although I have a sweater planned for Italian, there was no sweater this weekend. When Italian saw the teeny tiny box holding his present, he asked right away if he was going to get a sweater at all. He seemed a bit disappointed when I told him no, but his disappointment quickly disappeared when he opened his present, an iTouch with a "mix tape" style playlist containing some special songs, and a little surprise movie outlining his actual present - a fly fishing trip to Colorado. He loved his present, even though it was knitting.
I was equally elated with my present, and it was knitting either. Italian surprised me with a new beautiful ring. He went to a local jewelry store because they were very nice when all I wanted were a few links removed from my watch. He walked in and asked for a setting that was "antique-y." From there, he picked out a lovely setting and the most beautiful center stone all by himself, putting together a ring I absolutely adore. He did a very good job. I'll keep him.