Let's knock this out one thing at a time, shall we? I'm still knitting Nympheas. I still love it, but I'm ready to be done. Unfortunately, the scarf is not. Still growing, though...
And still made of super gorgeous yarn. Not much to complain about here, for sure.
In other news (this is where the crazy comes in), everyone's been asking if I'm knitting for the wedding. I keep saying, "Not really. I don't have a ton of time. I'm finishing Mr. Right's wedding socks, but that's about it." After the 3rd or 4th time giving this little speech, I started to feel kind of sad. And so.
There was thinking. And since we're having our reception in Mr. Right's back yard, there was also yard work. Then this:
Look! An apple tree! Right next to the gate where everyone will come into the party. Wouldn't it be cute with something hanging on it? What could I hang?
I had some lovely red yarn left over from my Hedgerow Socks...
and 2 skeins of Koigu that had planned to be a pair of Hedera Socks and were sacrificed without a backward glance since they were exactly the right shade of blue.
Wedding colors! Must be fate. They came together like so:
Puffs! I am hereby declaring that I will make mumbledy dozen red and blue hexipuffs to hang on the apple tree for our wedding reception. Afterward, I will lovingly stitch them into the blanket, and we'll have a little bit of our wedding in the quilt. How sappy and sentimental and awesome and crazy is that?
Anyway, I think I can work 8 or 10 of them into my beekeeper's quilt, and maybe I'll organize some sort of puff swap with the rest. Cross y'er fingers for me!
Speaking of wedding (lucky for you guys I'm having a short engagement and you only have to put up with this nonsense for another 2 months or so)...
Last week, I noted the following details that were in process:
Invitations: Done! SO Fun!
Cake: Decided! Yay!
Cake Topper: Done! Amazing! See?
(This one's not ours, this awesome artist is making one just for us, with red and blue, of course)
Guest Book: Decided! Yay!
Then there was this little pile of stuff that I had NO IDEA how to proceed with:
Flowers: Done! Being gifted to us by the woman who's sort of been my surrogate mom. She has A Plan. And excellent taste. I'm SUCH a lucky girl.
Photography: Done! Being gifted to us by the same surrogate mom who's enlisted her former professional photographer son to come out and take pictures of our wedding. Did I mention LUCKY?
Music: Still in process, but fingers crossed. (as an aside: Total # of songs suggested in last week's comments: 0. Ah well.)
Finally, I'm also hooking up this week to Yarn Along, because I'm reading an actual book (shocking!). And it's not just any book...
The Infinite Tides was released yesterday. It was written by my very old and very awesome friend, Christian Kiefer. I've known Chris since 7th grade, and he's totally hit it out of the park with his first novel. According to Publisher's Weekly. And Kirkus Reviews. And Booklist.
I'm so happy and excited for my friend that I bought 2 copies of his book. I'm keeping one of them for ever and ever. And I'm giving the other one away (to you?)! To enter, just leave a comment on this entry. The giveaway is open until 8pm Colorado time, next Tuesday, June 26. I'll happily ship anywhere in the whole wide world. Easy peasy! If you win, and you love the book, I hope you'll give it a little mention on your blog.
S'all for me this week! Must. Knit. Puffs!!!