Saturday, April 30, 2011

Best Anniversary Gift Ever!

So, remember how I said I'm married to a guy who calls himself TheMarriedGamer?
Well, tomorrow is our first wedding anniversary (yes, yes, thank you very much!) and TMG (as he will henceforth be known) commissioned an amazingly fitting work of art to celebrate our respective passions, as well as our love for one another.
Without further ado, I present "Portrait of a Marriage":

We just ordered a poster-sized print of this from I'm really looking forward to getting it framed, hanging it over the couch, and re-creating the pose in real life right under it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cast On

I have been thinking about starting a blog for some time. In retrospect, I don't know what kept me from doing it for so long. I suppose for a while I was hung up on needing a name, no, not just a name. The perfect name. Each time that I thought I had it, I would log on to blogger and find that, alas, it was already taken. Back to square one. Then, I thought I had settled on a name, even going so far as to register it on another blog hosting site. As I continued to mull it over, I realized that I hadn't settled on a name, I had settled for it. Back to the drawing board again.

My husband has been an active blog writer for over a year now. He writes about his passion, video games, under the persona "The Married Gamer" (you can check his blog out at I thought about how I often talk about my hobby, knitting, in terms of his, and vice versa. When I compare spending $50 on yarn to his spending the same amount on a new game, he understands.

So, back to the quest for the perfect blog name. As I thought for the umpteenth time about aligning my blog with my hobby, my thoughts wandered once again to my husband's. And then it hit me: if his online presence is as The Married Gamer, wouldn't it make sense for me to assume the role of The Married Knitter? I raced to my computer, fingers crossed that this time, the perfect name would be available.

This time, it was.