July 24, 2006


A while back it was our anniversary (6th! Already!), and since we try to (vaguely) follow the “appropriate” gifts for each year (according to the no-doubt arbitrary lists we’ve found on the internet), this year we were aiming for iron, wood(ware), and/or candy. (There are ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ lists, too). Mark rarely eats candy (his Easter chocolate is still mostly untouched) so I ignored that, but I got him some other fun things, to help him develop his own obsessive hobby.

He was clever about the candy and iron (dark chocolates — candy which contains lots of iron, good for baby!) and then got me some books (wood, sort of!) and some cds. All were lovely and much appreciated, but I thought I’d show you one in particular:


This beautiful book is a celebration of the Reynolds Lopi patterns and yarn, and has the best of their patterns from the past 35 years. The patterns are lovely, but the book itself is truly beautiful. I love the inside covers:


If it’s not clear, that’s the inside of the sweater pictured on the front cover (as background to the modelled picture).

There are also many stunning photos of Iceland, like this one:


And the project photos are very enticing — how can you not want to make something pictured with cute Icelandic children and ponies?


Thanks, my dear, for the book — and I’ll try to overlook the fact that you may well be the first beneficiary of a project from its pages! :)

Posted by Aven at July 24, 2006 07:04 PM

Oooh, I like that book. It has some really nice patterns. Happy Anniversary!

Posted by: Dani at July 24, 2006 07:57 PM

Candy sounds good ;) Happy anniversary! My hubby and I will be celebrating our 6th this October. Are you all moved now? (Forgive me if you already blogged about it, I’m so absent minded!) I hope you’re feeling good!

Posted by: Maryann at July 24, 2006 10:36 PM

When I was a kid, I used to visit a classmate whose mother was from Iceland. They had all kinds of pictures framed and up on the walls-mostly scenery, but som eof the hot water springs, and of the people. Iceland is still in the top 5 of “places I want to go”. Hope all is well with you and “baby to be”

Posted by: Deb at July 25, 2006 11:15 AM