Saturday, January 06, 2007

2006 - Flotsam - Love

Looking back on my blog posts from the past year, I realized that I really knit a lot last year (30 items to be exact). Not as much as some of the knit bloggers I read, but I was still proud of myself. The list is just for me to remind myself that I am able to accomplish things. Sometimes everyone needs to pat themselves on the back.

8 Hats
3 Wraps/Shawls
10 Sweaters
3 Bags
4 Socks/Slippers
2 Bracelets

Now for my first knit of 2007....drum roll please....

Pattern: A custom pattern I printed up from the computer program Sweater Wizard

Yarn: Louisa Harding Flotsam #4

Comments: When I put this yarn on the shelf when we opened the store, I knew that this yarn would be mine. The color combination is my absolute favorite, robin egg blue and brown. This is a really interesting yarn too. The base of it is like cotton interfacing. It has a string of blue with little slubs of cotton and it is all bound together with a gold string. The effect knit up is really cool. As an added bonus, it is washable! Plus, with it being mainly cotton, it will be a great sweater for our mild Houston winters.

Now, on to love. Today is my eleventh wedding anniversary. Boy, have the years flown. It has been a wonderful ride. I love you Kevin.


Blogger Shelley said...

Happy anniversary! What a beautiful bride you were...well you're still beautiful. And I love your wedding dress too.

I love the sweater! You did a great job with it and it looks really good on you too.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Brynne said...

Happy anniversary! Isn't it so fun to look back at your wedding pictures every year?

7:01 PM  
Blogger thatfarmgirl said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. And you have every reason to be proud with all you have accomplished this past year. I'm proud of you, too!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary! Wow, you have knit a lot this year! Very impressive. Nice sweater too. I've been trying to justify a Louisa Harding purchase since your store opened. It seemed so luxurious and it looks wonderful knit up!

9:40 PM  
Anonymous ruth said...

Eleven years!! Wow, congrats!!
The sweater looks terrific.

11:26 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

A friend has a sweater from Anthropologie in a similar yarn!

And you are adorable and beautiful in your wedding shot! You are looking at Kevin with such love in your eyes, too--it's an awesome shot.

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! It looks like the twins take after him?

I knit the store swatch for that yarn and everyone made fun of it but I was intrigued by it--it's so unique! And yes, there is something so awesome about those colors together.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

Congratulations on the 30 items, the new sweater, and the anniversary! I hope you had a great celebration.
I am writing this from Aunt Kathy's house. We should be home by this evening.

7:33 AM  
Blogger knittingnurse said...

Congratulations sweetie! What a beautiful couple you too made (and are). Fabulous day for a wedding also (Epiphany).

Boy, I wish I was talented and efficient enough to run a store, run a household, raise 2 daughters, stay so chic and pretty >wink<, AND knit 30 items. WOW!

I pay you homage!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Happy Anniversary! You look so beautiful in your dress. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness :)

11:58 AM  
Blogger JustApril said...

Happy Anniversary! =) and that's a GREAT sweater! Keep up the good work (both in marriage and in knitting, b/c we all know it takes some serious work)

1:51 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

You are just cuter than cute! And, what a beautiful bride! I love the picture.

Happy Anniversary!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Great sweater!

Happy Anniversary!! :o)

7:23 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

wow - your dress was GORGEOUS! you were a beautiful bride - congrats on 11 years!

the first fo of 2007 is great, too...i love those colors!!

4:57 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

your sweater is perfect for you! The effect of the yarn knit up looks great.

Happy a few days after your anniversary! You looks so different with blonde hair, (But you're just as pretty!)

6:21 AM  
Blogger Jes said...

The sweater is really cute. I love the yarn colors.

Happy (slightly late) anniversary!

8:26 AM  
Blogger Bethel said...

Your wedding dress is goreous! (I saw a bunch in 06 so I am something of an expert! lol)

Eleven years is awesome. Congradulations and many more...

10:51 AM  
Blogger geoknitter said...

Happy Anniversary! Such a pretty dress, too! The sweater looks fantastic.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Saun said...

Happy anniversary!

I like the sweater and the yarn you chose. I've been looking for a yarn that looks like that but in a different color. I'm glad you posted this. Now I know where to look

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I know I should focus on the sweater (it looks great and really wearable!), but you have such a cute look on your face in that photo. And you and Kevin look so supremely happy in your wedding photo -- it's no wonder it has lasted 11 years with ease.

I hope you will take it as simply curiosity, not rudenss, when I ask you what your natural hair color is. Brown and blond both suit you.

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! And the sweater is gorgeous!

11:15 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Happy anniversary. My husband (Kevin)was at Disneyland with David and took the laptop so I'm behind on blog reading. 30 projects is huge! I got my package from you in the mail this week and I love it all thanks.

12:34 PM  
Blogger Nik said...

you look like a princess in that dress. and that pic of you in the sweater is darling.

you look shy in the "sweater picture'. Are you?

2:44 PM  

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