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wedding wedding wedding

I think I officially have “wedding brain” now. I met with a florist this afternoon and decided on flowers. I’m doing simple flowers – only for the wedding party, no decorative flowers. Everything is in lovely shades of peach and rust, with scatterings of little green berries. My bouquet will look something like this, without the really orange flowers.

Other wedding things… our favors are mostly finished, and that is Marc’s domain anyway. I’m working on programs and placecards, but I am held back a bit by the non rsvp-ers (I just know I’m going to have to call around to my relatives!) We have contracts with the caterer and the bar people. I’ve decided on music finally, and lined up which of my wonderful fellow musicians will be performing. And we have rings!

Marc’s is titanium and mine is… something. It’s a family ring. I am glad that mine is so teeny, because I cannot play piano in large rings! I still have a lot to do, but I am not stressed… it will get finished, and all will be well!

I also (to keep it on topic) made a few more hexagons and joined them together. I really love the way these look, even if my acrylic leftovers are a bit brighter than my usual colors.

I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the fall knitting magazines now, or at least the previews from Interweave knit and crochet, and from Vogue (I want to make the debbie bliss sweater on the cover!) I am so ready for fall knitting now, and I chose to wait on buying my birthday yarn until I could see what the fall magazines were offering.

Edited to add: This is the cover of vogue knitting I have seen, URL is here.

I love swingy cardigans!  This is, I’m pretty sure, also in Debbie Bliss’ new Cashmerino book as Romy.   And unlike most Debbie Bliss patterns it doesn’t call for crazy amounts of ease – the 32″ bust is 32″ inches, according to the schematic at the website above.

12 thoughts on “wedding wedding wedding

  1. I love your flower color choice. I went without flowers at my wedding (or planned to), but at the last minute my mom decided that I HAD to have a bouquet and everyone had to have boutineers and corsages. She scrambled with my relatives to get that all together the day of the wedding. It was quite humorous to watch them frantically putting them together an hour before the wedding. I didn’t care either way. In the end they did a nice job though!

  2. My ring looks almost the same! It’s a 2 mm platinum band (and we bought it, so I know what it’s made of), and it was the greatest choice ever because it’s pretty, meaningful, and doesn’t catch on things.

    I love that swingy cardi. Wish I looked good in empire waist garments, but I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that hiding one of my better features (tiny waist) by emphasizing one of my less… proportionate features (large-ish boobs) is not the best idea ever. But it’s such a pretty cardigan!

  3. Those non-rsvp-ers are enough to drive a bride crazy! I had plenty of those myself.Grr….

    LOVE that VK cardigan, I could definitely see doing that one.

  4. I saw that cover about a week ago and keep checking Vogue’s website to see if they’ve updated yet. I’m anxious to see their preview pages for this issue. I really like that cover sweater and plan on knitting it too. Berocco’s site has another sweater picture from this upcoming issue. I can’t wait for it to come out. I think it’s going to be a good one.

  5. Love love love the peachy-rust color of the flowers – very pretty! And that picture of the rings is so cute… all side by side.

    I can’t believe how calm you are. It sounds like you are well on your way to a happy wedding! Congrats!

    PS: I’m totally with you on the teeny ring thing. My band stays on, but I have to take off my engagement ring to play anything because it slips around and smacks the keys. *sigh* Forgive me, dear husband, but Rachmaninoff didn’t intend this prelude to have percussion! 😀

  6. I found your blog when searching for finished dollar and half cardigans (which I finished today) and have been reading since then. I love everything you make-we have very similar tastes. 🙂 And now I just realized your birthday was the day before mine!
    Anyway, just wanted to say I really enjoy your blog, and that swingy cardigan was just added to my must knit list.

  7. Hi,
    I am making the Vogue cover sweater. I bought the book before discovering that it will be in Vogue knitting. I have trouble with the huge peplum, not as it looks on the model, and I use a needle a size smaller. So now I am contemplating altering the pattern.

  8. Hi,
    I’m having a ton of trouble making this sweater. With blood, sweat and tears I managed (with a few mistakes but it’s impossible to “rip” the cables for fear of losing stitches so I just had to leave the mistakes in) to get to the row with the cast off, the yoke, I guess and I’m totally stuck now. I don’t understand the directions. Is there anyone out there who made this sweater that I could get help from is there any expert (I wouldn’t mind paying) who could explain. Thanks.

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