Monday, October 22, 2007

Wedding Details, The Cliff Notes & Travel Math

The Cliff Notes go something like this:

  • Bride very nervous
  • Groom very nervous
  • The maid of honor (the sister) forgets the rings in the back of the church
  • No kidding
  • Wedding is stopped to hunt for the rings
  • Hunting Continues
  • Rings are found
  • Wedding continues
  • Unity candle blows out several times
  • Location photography stupid as wedding party is more interested in getting drunk
  • Apparently drunk is a novel concept
  • Reception is at the Zoo
  • 3 tables empty, bride and groom sad
  • Groom can't throw the garter because he left it in the car
  • Photo "mocked up" with a piece of weighed down ribbon
  • Not the same, sadly
  • Brides sister passes out in the bathroom drunk as a flying monkey
  • Puke is involved
  • Paramedics called
  • She is 18
  • Time to leave? Didn't come early enough!
  • And, I left my knitting at home! Oh well.
On the knitting front, my freebie yarn from Vickie Howell arrived today! Wow, that was fast and I am SOOOOOOOOO appreciative. It is a ball of "Love" from the Vickie Howell Collection, bamboo fibers and silk in the Harold and Maude colorway. Smashing! It feels just fantastic and the color is great. I can't wait to swatch it up! Thanks Vickie!

I am jonesin' to make a shrug--------- I have a super simple one from One Skein Wonders that I think will make a couple great Christmas gifts with some fun buttons. I'm going to knit with Rowan Kid Classic, hey--- what's not to love? But the one I am panting after is from Crystal Palace Yarns, in Kaya, the Aran Cabled Shrug. It is completely delicious. Definitely not your basic shrug at all.

I'm working 1/2 day tomorrow (ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) and the mailman just might bring me the Austermann Step from The Loopy Ewe. How yummy do you think that will be anyway?

I'm flying to the east coast for a quickie a week from today so I'm ready to have a big old cast on party in preparation. I don't know why I'm compelled to over prepare for travel knitting! I know I do it, yet I repeat the same foolishness every time! Basically the formula is simple, take the number of days you will be able to knit away from home and multiply this by 3. Three is the number of time warp weirdness that you actually believe you will be able to knit. Then take this number and cast on 4 projects for every increment. For example, if you are going to be gone 5 days multiply this by 3. That gives you 14. Now cast on 4 projects for the 14 Magic Knitting Days. That means that when you arrive back home you will have 196 completed projects. Really. I mean, I wouldn't lie!

Horrible, isn't it? I think I will be able to realistically scale down this year and only take 5 newly begun projects with me. I have no doubt that they will all be finished down to the last weave in by the time I return home! I mean, it is a 2.5 hour flight and I'm only visiting 2 daughters and 3 grandsons, certainly that is plenty of time to just knit myself silly.



Virtuous said...

The shrug looks so warm!!

LOL @ your knit travel calculation :oD

Unknown said...

thanks for sharing!!!!

sounds like a cast on party is in order...