Friday, October 30, 2009


Mop Like
unrelated photo that makes me LAUGH!

I've been obsessed with planning my wedding for the past few weeks. We've booked the church, the reception hall (which includes the decorations, flowers and cake), the photographer and reserved some hotels.

I've purchased my wedding dress (well my lovely Mum did), got my wedding shoes, purchased bridesmaid dresses along with sweet flower girl dresses and have begun planning the favors. I'm zooming through this process! I love zooming!


I have to honestly say that I'm not sure why you would need a year to plan a wedding. I think it would be nice if you like to take your time but me, I want to get married NOW! However we're getting hitched in April and that will be great since my wonderful wedding dress doesn't arrive until March 1. Yep that is what takes forever and is why you need so long. You need all that time for your dress be made and shipped to you. Whew!

AND we've booked our honeymoon! We're going to Paris and Amsterdam. I can not wait to enjoy Paris with Scott. Well I guess you all know why I'm so anxious to get married, I really just want to go to Paris with a very special man that I'll get to call my husband. I'm so very lucky.
Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hawaii Bandit


As I packed my knitting for Hawaii, I thought long and hard about what to bring. I knew that I needed something for the 6+ hour plane ride there and the one home but I didn't want to pack too much wool for the tropics. I decided that I would take the opportunity of a long plane ride to knit and conquer the Springtime Bandit.

I had tried to knit this shawl about 5 other times and kept running into issues. Finally I just did it! Now I only used. 2.25 skeins of yarn compared to the 3 skeins the pattern called for but my shawl is plenty big enough and beautiful.

I knit the body of the shawl on the way to Hawaii and the edging while in Hawaii. I finally cast of the shawl on the plane ride home. I was ready to do the running of the shawl but Scott thought that I might get in trouble if I did that.

In the end, the shawl is complete and I love it. I'm never knitting another one of these again though.

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