Woah. You know when people tell you not to blink because you may miss something. They've kinda got a point. I know I was a pure skeptic. Honestly, what's a blink – a millisecond?
Well, I blinked and there went April.
Weddings are incredible. They take so much emotion, time, love and energy. It is a day that one can not even feel a tinge of sleepiness from 6am to 3am (the following day). It is where everyone who is most important in your life are all in the Same Room – for you. It is a day when you make the biggest promise of your life to someone who you know would do anything for you. It's bigger than anything imaginable. It lives on forever in photographs and stories.
My photographer captured the day beautifully and you can see some wedding teasers via his blog.
I did manage to knit a bit this April! I made a gift for my Maid of Honor.
Project: Ribbed Lace Bolero (ravelry link)
Needles: Size 8 and 10.5 Addi Circulars
Yarn: Blue Sky Dyed Cotton, 2 balls
I truly enjoyed making this for her as it's such a fun and simple project amid all the stress of wedding planning! I absolutely intend on making another! It's amazing to me how you can turn a rectangle into a shrug in no time. Clever little pattern!
I gave this to her at our Rehearsal Dinner and I believe she's rocked it out a few times! She gave the greatest toast ever and I hope she knows that every stitch on that shrug was made with LOVE.
Jim and I went to St. John and St. Thomas for our honeymoon. There is nothing like being on Island Time.
It was an amazing day and an amazing trip. It will be a time in my life that I will look back on and remember as being one of the best days ever and yet so much more fun is to come (and by fun i mean Weddings!)
With that in mind, I HAD to make this little number for my best friend who is getting married at the end of the month.
I casted on upon leaving our apartment at 9am and just finished up the crocheted border pulling up the driveway to J's sisters house around 12:30 (J has one heavy foot!). I had to get it done before we met up with them and his two little cousins. I just imagined the 4 year old innocently wondering what I was making!
Of course they are too small to wear, I couldn't be mindful of gauge while on the road. Alas, I did enjoy her reaction.
Yes, Darling. I knitted you a silk thong. Ha!
Pattern: Lacy Thong in IK (ravelry link)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Pure Silk
Needles: Size 5 circulars
In order for them to have fit I should have gone up a needle size. But I think I'll always enjoy her reaction and that's plenty for me!
I'm back in action, knitting away at a few other projects and am hopefully going to seam up a sweater. My first sweater of 09!! (i know, it seems like FOREVER that I've had an FO for myself, and a large one at that!)
I hope you remember to not blink because life happens so fast. So slow down, take a deep breath, and cast on.