Sigh over a shawl pattern shortly before your anniversary. Say that you'll just knit something else and do this one later, when you have the money for the yarn.
Have an anniversary weekend. Have a fantastic husband who gives you 1 skein of yarn - that has 1450 yards in it, perfect for above mentioned shawl.
Have husband go into hospital for a kidney transplant. Also, must take week off of work so you can stay at hospital and knit.
After husband is home from hospital, sit and watch movies with him and continue to knit.
Complete shawl. Ask husband if he can take some photos. Have goofy husband continually snap pics so you have lots of them where you look pretty goofy too.