One of the best things about planning this wedding is the amount of crafting I get to do. And not just fiber crafts – I get to step outside my comfort zone and try my hand at new things. We’re creating and printing all the paper items for our wedding ourself, because I got a look at how much professional invitations cost and nearly passed out. I am not a scrapbooker or a collage artist, or anything having to do with paper, so this was all new to me. I bought some blank invitations, designed simple wording, added a little paper and ribbon, and voila… our invitations!
I am very pleased. My paper happiness keeps me from getting annoyed at family members who say things like “You expect people to go downtown that late?” (um… 6 pm. Yeah.) Ah yes… my family the southern Baptists. I specifically printed on the invitations the word “dancing” so that if they come, at least they know what they’re in for…
I have been knitting too! Last night I finished the back of Josephine.
So far all the modifications have been pretty easy. I blocked it lightly just to see how it would lay, but I didn’t try to get it to fit the measurements. It blocked longer than the pattern and a little more narrow, both of which are just fine with me. I’ll cast on for the front this afternoon if I have time. Oh – and yes, there is an extra eyelet on the eyelet row, but I didn’t notice it until the back was nearly done… and it will be hidden by the cord, so I don’t care.
I should mention now that I really love the Karabella Vintage Cotton. I am having absolutely no trouble with my hands on this yarn, and it has a really wonderful sheen. It’s reasonably priced too, so I would definitely recommend it.
I’ve finished the raglan increases on my shrug, and I’m off on the sleeves. I’m not alternating balls, because I don’t mind the tiny bit of striping, but I am going to use the 2nd skein for the ribbing, just in case there is a slight color difference (I don’t think there is, but you never know!)
There are men working outside, shoring up the foundation of our building. They’ve been at it since 8 am, right outside my window. I don’t get up at 8 am (I work nights after all) so I wasn’t too thrilled. Ah well… I get to leave for work in an hour, so I can finally escape the horrible drilling noise!