Hi again! Still here. Still utterly drowning in wedding prep at this point. It's (already!) WIPW again, and I've been so busy this week that the sum total of my knitting progress amounts to a couple more puffs. Not much exciting to see here.
I'm totally consumed at the moment by studying for my scuba diving class this weekend. I'm about 80% of the way through section 4 of 6 on the study and have tomorrow night and Thursday night to go. It's gonna be a close one, folks. We really want to dive on our honeymoon, and I'm super excited to learn how to do it. I just wish I had 30 or so hours in a day for the next few weeks. Can anyone swing that for me? I'd be eternally grateful, and would probably even bake you some cookies with all my extra time. Pretty good offer, no?
Since I have nothing of interest to show you knitting-wise, I'll attempt to distract you with pretty pictures of wedding stuff. Smoke and mirrors, guys. That's what I've got to offer this week.
Look! Our cake topper finally arrived! It's even better than I could've hoped for!
It all started with a pretty box with a few amazingly cute postcards...
White paper fluffy stuff! Awesome!
And underneath the fluffy stuff, these guys!
I know. I about died from the cute myself. The lovely and talented Ann Wood made them just for us, using exactly our wedding colors that I sent to her via a couple of web links. And they're perfect!
Check out the boutonniere on his lapel!
And the flower on her fascinator (which isn't blurry at all in real life -- sorry)!
I'm smitten. This was my one big splurge for the wedding, where I just flat out bought what I wanted with no regard for the price. I'm so glad I did. It was worth every penny, and Ann is an absolute dream to work with. I can't recommend her enough. Love.
In other news, I want to make a bunting for the wedding. I didn't know it was called a bunting until recently, but there you go. In case you're like me, a bunting is a string of those little triangle-shaped flags you hang up for party decorations. They're even on our invitations. Like so...
So, ignoring the fact that I have no idea how to make one of these, and also the fact that I have no idea how to sew, I went out last week and bought the most adorable fabrics in red and blue to make a bunting!
Later, I'll worry about how to turn this pile into something decorative and useful. For now, I'm just going to stare fondly at it because it's so pretty. And I'm going to memorize dive tables. They're less pretty, but lots more urgent at the moment.
What are you going to do?