5 years ago this week, my husband and I threw an awesome party in a city park in Austin. It was pretty great. There was a swing band, a margarita machine, a taco bar and peacocks running around (because why not?).
Oh, and we got married.
It was probably one of the best days of my life. We had friends and family come in from across the country (and overseas) and we had the best time ever. It was a great big fun party, and the best part was that I was married to my best friend at the end of it.
(Ew, gross. Sorry. I figured I should say something sappy for my fifth anniversary, since that’s kind of a big deal. But who wants to hear this stuff? No one… Let’s talk about yarn instead.)
The traditional gift for fifth anniversaries is wood. (Who says it’s traditional? I don’t know. Someone on the internet.) But, since I’m me, and wool isn’t the traditional gift until the 7th anniversary, let’s use some creative license and look at wood-inspired knitting patterns.
I love the complicated-looking cables on this hat. Very cool.
Wood Hollow Hat by Kirsten KapurThe last thing I need to make myself is another over-sized pullover, but this one is so pretty, I might have to make an exception. The subtle tree-branch cables are gorgeous!
Wood Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge
This gorgeous blanket would be fantastic over the back of a leather wing-back chair beside a fireplace in a cabin high up in the Cascades. Or, on my Ikea couch, next to my TV. One or the other.
Wooded Trail Throw by Michael del Vecchio
Happy Anniversary, Tristan! I love you! Here’s to many more happy years together! (Sorry, everyone. I’m done with the mushy stuff. Promise!)
Are you married? How long? What was your last “traditional” anniversary present?
Very Sweet and it was a great party! We still talk about how much fun your wedding was! So glad to have you in our family Allison! Happy Anniversary!
Coming up on 22 years and we have never given traditional gifts. But I do love your wood inspired ideas! Happy Anniversary.
We will be married 11years in May. We don’t do traditional gifts, but then we’ve never really been a traditional couple. We met on a tall ship sailing in the Grenadines, and got married on the same ship 10 months later in the BVI.
Love the woody type things!