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Things are still picking up speed around here!  We finally sold my car, and so this weekend we went and bought my first grown-up car!  It’s an 03 Volvo S60, and I love it so much.

I also got all my invites sent out, so I’ve now worked up a prototype program for the wedding, and now that I’ve finally chosen all the music we can get started on them!

As for knitting, I’m debating what to start next.  Yesterday I cast on for “Cozy” from Knitty using Silky Wool, but I decided I didn’t like the lace pattern so I ripped it.  Here’s the color I have (I have about 1000 yards.)

Silky wool is a strange yarn to me.  I made my “Not-so-shrunken” cardigan from it, and while I do love that sweater I’m not convinced that Silky Wool is great for sweaters in general.  I do like the “Deceptively simple stole” from the Spring 07 Interweave crochet… I’m strongly considering starting it, and getting a few balls of a contrasting gray or black to go with the lavender.  I would leave out the beads (I don’t get beaded knitting, it seems like a lot of trouble!)  Isn’t it pretty?  It will work up fast too, in the open weave crochet pattern.  I don’t want another knitted scarf/shawl to work on, as the Montego Bay scarf is taking sooo long (all those K2Togs… they take forever with sea silk!)

I want a new sweater project too, but I think I’ve entered the part of the season where I start questioning the wisdom of making more short sleeved sweaters.  I’m cold natured, and I don’t wear short sleeves past August ever.  I was going to make the Two-over-two vest from the current Knitscene, but I would need a different yarn than the cascade pima tencel I was planning…

I am so indecisive!