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
Wooded Trail Throw by Michael del Vecchio
Are you married? How long? What was your last “traditional” anniversary present?