Monday, August 25, 2008


I feel like a walking cliche. Every bride grows her hair out for the wedding for gorgeous photos. Then she goes home and gets her hair cut into a short sassy new 'do. Now I didn't intend for it to be THIS short, but here I am...the Cliche Queen.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

August Knittin'

I'm happy to report that even during the wedding and honeymoon festivities I managed to sneak in a bit of knitting (and thus maintain some shred of my sanity). I took way more than I needed to in terms of projects but a guaranteed that I was never without a project. So without delay, the finished objects:

Peanut's Winnie the Pooh Blanket

Pattern: My own.

Yarn: Plymouth Encore in Red (2), Yellow (3), Green (2) and Blue (2)

Needles: US 8's

The Verdict: I LOVE this project. When my dear friends old me they were expecting I knew it would either be a Hello Kitty project if it were a girl, or a Winnie the Pooh project if it were a boy. There is a distinct lack of usable Disney patterns, so I made up my own. It came out a little abstract, but I still really love it. It was also probably a bit more of a challenge than I needed combined with the wedding planning, but it was worth it to be able to give it to them at the wedding (which is good cause Peanut will make his debut any day now!)

Mockery Socks

The Pattern: Mockery Socks

The Yarn: Blue Ridge Yarns, Kaleidescope Colorway

The Needles: US 0's

The Verdict: This was beautiful yarn I got in trade for some sample work. I didn't expect it to stripe as it did, but that made the Mockery pattern all that more interesting and dimensional. I finished this pair while we cruised around Glacier Bay and they're my vacation pair of socks for Summer of Socks.

I also managed to start a pair of simple socks on my honeymoon in my favorite KnittyBits sock yarn dyed by Two windows Dye Company, as well as the Roped Shell (from Interweave Knits, Summer 2008) for A Mano. Also on tap are some February Baby Sweaters for my two favorite babies first birthdays this fall, some socks for a friend, and a few projects for me!

Finally in knitting news, I did manage to acquire a bit of stash on this trip. I gave in to temptation and bought a skein of Qiviut in Alaska - I just couldn't resist this oh-so-soft and beautiful yarn. I also bought a few skeins of local hand-dyed yarn with wonderful Alaskan colorways (like Sitka Rose) and can't wait to knit some socks with them.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008


Well I'm finally back in Kansas (as of last night) and Wes and I are enjoying settling into married life. I'm still catching up on laundry, wedding thank you notes and the like. I have, however, posted our honeymoon photos. We hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we enjoyed taking them!

Find the full set here.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hitched: Now with more photo goodness!

Thanks to a few friends and my dad who sent the following gems:

More photos will continue to appear here at the Flickr set and I should have the professional photos to show soon! Enjoy!


Hitched. (AKA Shameless request for pictures)

We are back, we are hitched and we're figuring out Mt. Laundry and the daunting task of changing my name (why DID I get so many credit cards?) Actually, we returned from the amazing Alaskan honeymoon this afternoon. Wes is back in KC, and I'm still in Los Angeles. I'm going to chill for a few days and see a few friends and then start the drive back to KC with my mom.

I promise to have more updates and pictures soon... which brings me to the title of my post. My professional pictures aren't ready yet, but I really wanted to post a pic of me and my honey getting hitched. So all y'all who read and attended the festivities - don't hold back on me. Send me what ya got!

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