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14. May 2009 21:30
by Jobo
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Yearning for Yarn

14. May 2009 21:30 by Jobo | 2 Comments

Why is it that when life throws you a whole pile of crap obstacles that you seem to run out of time for the activities that help you to remain mostly sane...

The wedding is in 36 days.  I am really excited about it!  don't get me wrong!  But seriously folks, in the last 2 weeks I have been running to, fro and sideways trying to get all the necessary things done.  We got our engagement photographs taken, proofed, ordered.  Our wedding bands were chosen, picked up, paid for.  Florist chosen, flowers ordered.  Dress altered, tried on, altered again, steamed.  Hair cut.  Wedding favours chosen, filled, glue gunned, stacked, sampled, mostly completed.  Really all that is left at this point is decorating and seemingly simple things.  It remains to be seen just how simple this will actually be.

For interests' sake, here is a pic of the style of bouquet I decided on... politely borrowed from a search on Google Image, a sample of the fabric from the gentlemen's ties, the colour of the bridesmaid's dresses

 




Keep in mind that the dresses look darker chocolate in person, and the flowers will be more purple than pink/peach as shown in this photo.  The goal was for plum mauve dusty rose.

 

And of course since this blog post is supposed to be about the lack of knitting time I've had this week... about the only thing fibery I've managed to work on was my generic ribbed socks.  (And only because I can knit in the car when Marky offers to drive us to/from work!)  My Brother-in-law wanted me to knit him a pair of socks, so I've started on them (for the second time... I started with some handspun delicious yarn, but realized halfway through the first one that I would not have enough yarn to cover his size 10 feet!)  and I'm definetly making some headway (footway?)

I chose a basic acrylic yarn (Bernat Sox) which comes in an XL ball, and hopefully will be easier on his Mom than the 100% Merino I had started with.  At least these won't be accidentally felted or shrink 3 sizes if they find their way into the dryer.  The colourway is Heathered Blue, which I think will look very sharp with Blue Jeans (a teen boy's mainstay of fashion) I wasn't sure if I liked the look of the pooling going on, but once I got a little further into the foot it didn't look quite so obvious.  It's pretty interesting also to see the difference in my knitting, and what interesting changes it makes in the flashing and pooling on the sock where I was tighter or looser.

 

For the design I chose a basic Toe Up with a K4 P1 ribbing on the top of the foot and the leg of the sock for a little added stretch (and in case my gauge is a little wonky)  I have never knit socks in a man's large size before, so they look a little funny (aka massive!)  My Marky and my father both have relatively smallish feet in the size 9 range.  So I hope I am doing okay on these.  Especially since they are so huge that they are taking forever! (Normally I'd have the whole pair done at this point!) 



Well, there's a lull in the action... Must... goooo.... cast on.... another.... toe

hope your week was more productive knit wise!

Comments (2) -

So life is going to be very busy in coming weeks. Wish you good luck for the best time of your life(I believe that it is the best time of life). I am glad to see that you are still involved with blogging and all those knitting passion. Bravo!

Whoops.  I think I may have referred to your betrothed as your husband in my email to you.  Well, sorry.  Love the flowers, very rich colors!

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