Yesterday was the anniversary of the day Kevin and I made our wedding vows. We celebrated on Saturday evening with dinner at the Grand Café in San Francisco. After a luxurious meal and some delicious wine and before the glorious dessert was brought out, Kevin presented me with this ring. We exchanged simple gold rings on our wedding day, but he wanted me to have something a little more special to wear in addition to my everyday band. I think it's absolutely perfect - and will be even moreso when we have it sized. I am so very blessed to have such a wonderful and thoughtful husband. I love it, sweetheart. Thank you.
The rest of the weekend was busy, including a recording session at Ohlone College with The Choral Project on Saturday afternoon and a horse show in Portola Valley all day Sunday. The girls did very well in the show. They rode well and both brought home ribbons. While sitting in the stands watching Karin ride I had a very Harlot moment. A woman sitting behind me tapped me on the shoulder and said, "You're The Knitter, aren't you? You just opened that new store in Sunnyvale. I knew that was you!" I laughed and we talked about her visit to the shop the previous Sunday and what we were knitting. Don't worry, Stephanie, I'll never be The Knitter like you're The Knitter.
Though most of my knitting for the past week has been the sample of Sandi's Ju-san Luna Stole design, I took some time over the weekend to knit and felt this adorable little pumpkin for my Boo-ty Pal. Using many of the same techniques that I worked out for 12:01, I made the pattern up as I went along (I haven't had time to write the pattern up yet) and stuffed it with fiber fill before I added the i-cord stem at the top. The body of the pumpkin is about 3" tall. I'm very, very pleased with the result. I hope my Boo-ty Pal is too! It got packed up this morning with lots of other wonderful surprises and went off into the post, just in time. I hope it arrives before Halloween!