Here Comes the Bride

Have you ever seen the movie Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion? It’s about girlfriends who graduated from high school in the 80’s.  Romy & Michele are the are such close friends that they are the only ones to ever appear together in their school yearbook photo.  I think there are an awful lot of Romy & Michele’s out there.

Case in point:

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Vicki & Michelle circa 1986

No, we didn’t take the actual  yearbook picture together, but we did get our senior yearbook photos taken during the same session.  Close enough.

So, I was very, very honored to stand for my longtime friend when she got married last weekend. It was a beautiful day and I was grateful to be a part of it.

Take a look:

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The wedding took place at her father’s house, nestled in the woods.  I feel like I grew up at this house.  It was strange but good to be back there.  As I drove down the road toward their home, I almost felt like I was driving back in time 20-some years.

Have we changed much? I’ll let you be the judge of that.  But one thing is for sure.  Our hair is a lot better now!

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In any event, I was so glad to see my friend so happy. I wish both the bride and her groom all the happiness in the world!

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Squeeeeee!!!!!

I just got the best swap box ever!  WOO HOO!!! Check out this swag!

This was the Dishcloth & Tea swap from Ravelry‘s Tea & More Group.  This box came from “unchained” in TX.  Let me tell you – if you are ever in a swap, pray that you’re her swapee.  This box was amazing.  Here’s what was included:

  • Totally funky rainbow multi-colored dishcloth
  • Revolution chocolate orange green tea (can’t wait to try this one!)
  • Lonestar chai loose tea from Sterling Tea in Texas
  • Three skeins of Louisa Harding Nautical Cotton in Green, Navy & Fuschia
  • Two skeins of Ironstone in Sky which is going to make an awesome skinny scarf!
  • Stash Lemon Honey Sticks
  • Set of 6 (!!!) beaded stitch markers by Mama Llama (I love, Love, LOVE stitch markers!).  These will be perfect for my next pair of socks!
  • Very cool hand-stamped notecard
  • M&M’s Premium (which will be hidden as soon as this is posted so that I will not have to share).
  • And, last but not least, a wonderful little note on the cutest card!

I am just overflowing with squee & gratitude right now.  YEA!!!!

Did I mention that Unchained is one of the owners of Yarntopia? If you’re ever in Katy, TX make sure you visit them!  (Of course, you can always buy online too!)

So, what have I been doing lately?

Well, Mom & I successfully pulled off my sister-in-law’s baby shower.  Unfortunately, between trying to visit with everyone and keep an eye on the traveling boy I didn’t get many pictures.

Here’s one of my sister-in-law coming in – Surprise!!!

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I did get the bright idea to give the camera to Jasmine.  She really is a good photographer. Unfortunately, she was in her artsy phase which meant she got lots of great still lifes of stuff sitting around the house, but very few of the actual shower or guests.

I did convince her to take one of the cake cutting …

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OK – so she missed the cutting of the actual party cake – and managed to get one of the cheesecake instead.  Oh well.  Not a problem because that cheesecake was totally amazing.  Mmmmm – still thinking about it.

Recent knitting?

Well, I did a stash of dishcloths for swaps and presents (I try to keep a steady supply for my aunt since I know she likes/uses them). Here are a couple …

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Patterns here:

Star cloth

Double flower cloth

And I managed a couple of bookmarks (not worth picturing).  Nothing too involved or impressive.

BUT, I have now started the shrug that’s been in my queue for the last few months and I’ve been itching to try.

Here’s where it stands so far:

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Click here for the pattern and to see a picture of what it should look like once it’s finished!

My original thought was to finish it before this Saturday. I’m in a wedding and after the ceremony have the option of changing into more casual attire. But, it’s not going to make it for that – and I’m not going to stress myself over it.  I’m making good time and should be able to finish it in time to get lots of use out of it on cool summer evenings.

So that’s the latest.