An Anniversary Hat

17 Oct

While many of you may be enjoying yourselves at Rhinebeck (and of course, I’m not the least bit jealous) we are having a tiny celebration of our own.  Today is our fourth wedding anniversary which we have dubbed the “wool and sheet music” anniversary.  With a little one it’s hard for us to make any grand plans, but we have been indulging in a few of our favourite things.  Delicious dripping poached eggs, good coffee, and pizza and beer at our favourite local pizza place.

We aren’t exactly the most romantic couple in the world.  And if the length of marriages correlated with the size of the wedding then ours would have only lasted about a half an hour, based on our thirty second long union in the basement of the Cook County Courthouse (which we found so amusing).  But I did want to show my appreciation to the man who puts up with my yarn buying and crazy ideas on a daily basis.

This is the appropriately named Scrap-happy Celebration Hat, using the generous leftovers from Drive Thru and also Andrea’s Shawl.  I loved the simplicity of design, but it made an incredibly cool hat with all the different colours.  The last light blue is a bit whimsical since I only needed a few rows to finish it.  I could have used the yellow, but thought it a shame not to squeeze a little bit of that beautiful blue.

The best part is he loves it, and says he can “feel the love in every stitch”.  I feel very lucky to be married to such a man, and hope to be knitting for him for many years to come.  Happy Anniversary, D!


6 Responses to “An Anniversary Hat”

  1. denise October 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! You did more than we did on our anniv. recently – we are not big anniversary people, but doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things! 😉

    • Mel October 18, 2010 at 10:27 am #

      Thanks Denise, we dont normally celebrate, but with David’s time off we decided to have a treat. The hat was an accidental addition (quick project + yarn scraps). Have you been to Minnesota yet? We’re going to go down to Chicago tomorrow to meet some family friends. Looking forward to seeing the big city again!

      Maybe after we come back we could meet up somewhere? Maybe at the weekend, but any time works for us. We’ve not been to East side this month yet, good excuse for a trip over there 🙂


  2. abbie October 18, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    Happy Anniversary! Love finding other Madison mommas.
    We just went to that pizza place this weekend for the first time! Just recently moved to Madison and we are still finding all the great places to go.

    • Mel October 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

      Thank you! And isn’t pizza brutta the best? I think it beats most the pizzas we had in Naples.

      Which part of Madison are you in? It’d be nice to have a play date sometime, I’m sure my boy would be a smitten with your girls. 🙂 We live close to vilas park and zoo.


  3. Lina October 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! I’ve found that you don’t have to be romantic in order to have awesome anniversaries! And it’s also not necessary to be romantic in order to know that you love your other half just as much as he loves you. 🙂


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