7.07.2008

This one time, I wasn't busy, but I don't remember when that was. . . .

So, yeah, I have been a little busy these days. Summer, I tell ya!
Let's see. I will start at the beginning. A couple weeks ago, I went to Green Lake, WI, and I caught a fish:I didn't really knit much on that trip, I really just wanted to show off the picture of me catching a fish (oh, and the chemistry sweatshirt; that thing is awesome)!
Anywho, I have still been working on the big yarn order o' doomy doom, but I have managed a bit of knitting here and there (mostly at the day job at lunch and break times). I was training the new guy at work, and while he was driving around the county, I was sitting in the passenger seat, happily knitting a sock:That's Noro Kureyon Sock yarn purchased from The Loopy Ewe awhile back. I needed a totally mindless sock to knit while riding around, and that is the perfect yarn for that. Don't need anything fancy to make that sock look good! The pair of socks is done, I just don't have the picture to show for it. Just trust me. :)
Then, there was some various last minute wedding knitting for my dear friend, JC. She told me a couple weeks before her wedding that she didn't have a garter and couldn't find one she liked. This was, like, about a week or so after the new knitty came out with the Eloping pattern.
So, I knit her two garters, one to keep and one to throw. Here is the first one (which is the throwing garter):

Then there was the garter for her to keep, which she tied her grandmother's wedding ring to:
Actually, she managed to get the "throw garter" back, as our friend Dan caught it, and I had told all of my guy friends if they caught it, they were to return it to Jenny. I mean, seriously, we are all about 28. They are not going to hang a garter from their rearview mirror. And, if they do, I question why I would be friends with them. :) Although, I guess a handknit garter would be acceptable to me, but I digress.
The wedding shawl was out and looking good:

Jenny with her dad

And, here is the happily married couple, Jenny and John: And, damn, I look good in green:

From left to right that's Alex, me, Ang, Ryan, Dan and Colleen.

On Sunday, I got to go to my knitting group (hooray!!!). I had been neglecting them for almost a month, so I was so happy I got to go. And, I got my Knit Picks Lace Sampler yarn from Jenni:

It's the Sunset Picnic colorway. All that lace yarn for $25? Yes, please. Me, Jenni, and a couple other people from our knitting group are going to be knitting Lady Eleanor, and we decided to try to do it with the lace yarn. I am hoping to have a bit of time tonight to start messing around with it.

That's it for now. This week the wedding madness starts again. I am going wedding dress shopping with my sister tomorrow night. Then there may be a hot date this week and I am going to go knitting with my peeps two nights in a row. My idea of a good week.

Happy knitting!

5 comments:

  1. What a great blog post! Enjoyed everything...thanks!

    Of course, I especially like the Noro socks...

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  2. Woo hoo, hot date! It looks like you are having a great summer, and you do look good in green! :)

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  3. Great pictures! I have been wanting to try that Noro sock yarn. Although I still haven't knit up that great stuff I bought from you. No many knits too little time.

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  4. Looks like a fun filled summer so far! I love the garter! I think when Troy and I renew our vows I am going to knit a garter for the ceremony. I love the sampler packs that knit picks has! Someone else just got one and the patterns are all so cute and I would love to play with all the new yarns!

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  5. Loved the wedding pictures! Where was the wedding at...it looked so nice in the background of the pics!

    Hope the date doesn't get too hot!

    Have fun, and good luck dress shopping with your sister!

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