Monday, February 16, 2009

Quick and dirty or knitting fun

In high school, one of our French teachers referred to learning the passé compose as a "quick and dirty action."

Well, after focusing on finishing the Notre Dame de Grace Pullover (ravelry link), I needed the instant gratification that only big needles and chunky yarn could give. Pulling from the stash of leftovers, I cast on for EZ's Snail Hat (ravelry link). I really like this pattern because it is a simple form in nature and it is playful and has a sense of humor. It made me itch to start another project from Norah Gaughan's Knitting Nature. Amazon book link / knitting nature rav link.

Yesterday was Ameran's grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. Wow. That's a crazy long time. I have been reflecting a lot about relationships in light of Valentine's Day and a bit of drama at the workplace. I think of all of the struggles and successes that we have had in 4 years and wonder what it will be like after we have been married for that long.


Knitnut,Karen said...

Love the hat! It looks warm!

Joansie said...

Love the hat! What a sweet dog!!

My grandparents were married for 65 years. Anything over 20 is real commitment.

Jeannine said...

That hat is really fun! I know what you mean about wanting to do something easier in a chunky wool. I was thinking of doing the Classic Elite chunky throw blanket maybe....
Happy belated Valentine's Day!

LaurieM said...

I've been with my husband for 20 years, married for 16. We've stuck it through some real low points and have been rewarded with real happiness.

Your boxer buddy is very cute.