I have always thought it interesting that there are traditional and modern gift giving tables to celebrate anniversaries. I suppose some people need parameters to work from. Being one who likes to give gifts, I don’t always find these gift giving tables all that helpful, sometimes they can actually be limiting. But for this year, I rather like the suggested gifts. While I have no use for the modern seventh anniversary gift of a desk set of any sort, wool (the traditional gift) is always something I can find a use for. Special K gave me a gift certificate to purchase wooly goodness of my very own choosing from Adrian, so that makes me uber happy.
But did you know, there are also colors for anniversaries? I did not previously know this, but I was curious, so I googled it, and sure enough, suggested anniversary colors. The color for my anniversary this year is the very sexy celebratory color of “off-white.” Not ivory mind you, that is for the 14th anniversary, off-white. Being one who likes to follow rules (or in this case, suggestions), I thought it fitting to gift some off-white wool goodness to my contest winner. Of the 4 people who guessed correctly, Kim was selected as the winner from the drawing. It's some laceweight loveliness to knit yourself (or some special someone a shawl). Because you know, summer is here.
So yes, seven years ago Special K and I tied the knot, as they say. We were young and very lovey dovey (as most people who get hitched are). But both having gone through the shared experience of a service academy education, we were wise beyond our years…(or something like that). Whilst going through the pictures from my wedding, I had a few thoughts (that I am recording here just so I can revisit them at a later time: 1) I was once reasonably fit--likely a by-product of being forced to exercise for 2 hours a day for 4 years, 2) white is really not a very flattering color; but, I like it very much, 3) Rhobidium orchids are lovely, they shouldn't be reserved only for wedding days and proms, and 4) I am just as happy today as I was seven years ago; actually, I am happier. So yay for seven years!
Thank you all for the well wishes and the guesses. As I said, most guessed 6 years, but there were a few who guessed lower, no one guessed more than 7 years, way to do your math. Of all the answers, I found Rachel's and EarthChick's the most entertaining. So because it's my celebration and I can celebrate anyway I want, I felt that there should be consolation gifts or prizes (as it was a contest). Because Rachel and EarthChick had me laughing for days after I read the comments, I would like to send them something as well. So winners, please let me know where to send you fun stuff.
So enough with all this real life prattling, when next we chat, I will have some knits to haul out. Because there has definately been some knitting going on; and, this is a knit blog...allegedly.
I hope you all had good relaxing weekends.