Happy Anniversary

Sunday will be my first wedding anniversary with John. It’s been an incredible year of discovery and fun, and I can’t wait to have many many more with him.

Since this is more or less a knitting blog, I thought I’d share how my knitting-nerdiness expressed itself last year on our wedding day:

knittedflowers

All of the flowers – bouquets, boutonnieres, and center pieces – were knitted. I made over 200 of them, based on a pattern for a flower brooch from a 2004 issue of Knit.1. I think the months of obsessive knitting took my mind off the other stressful planning details (with which we also got a lot of help from family and friends).

In any case, the wedding was a hit, and I’m thrilled to say that so is the marriage!

15 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary

  1. congrats and Happy Anniversary!!! and yes MANY MANY more!!! always be happy! and love the bouquet!!! and lordie girl 200!!! wow that was some stress reliever going on!!!! I can imagine they were fabulous!!! enjoy your life!! Hugs Linda

  2. Happy Anniversary! I love your knit bouquet! Isn’t it great to have all that wedding planning behind you? I’m coming up on my 1 year this oct.

  3. First, congratulations on your wedding anniversary! A very special time of the year, especially since it’s your first!

    Secondly, I am in admiration of your knitting dedication as well as crafty ingenuity! I would never have though of knitting my wedding flowers, but that is a great idea (as well as saves money!) Plus, those kind of flowers will last a long time and I bet some of the guests could take them home as favors or tokens. But I am most in admiration of how many you knit! I would have probably gotten tired of them at #20. :)

  4. Happy anniversary! Marriage is good. And 200 knit flowers? You are even more impressive than I had already thought (and I was already very impressed!)

  5. Thank you all for the well-wishes. I think the knitted flowers ending up being more expensive than springing for the real thing, since I used oh-so-soft Blue Sky Alpaca for them, but they’ll definitely last forever!

  6. Belated Happy Anniversary! Every day I see the flowers I brought home from your centerpieces and remember what a lovely day it was!

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