Crazy busy

But not with knitting!

Wedding stuff seems never ending, but we're getting there! In the last week my dress arrived (and fits perfectly! woot!), we got our marriage license, met with the flower lady and the church coordinator, had another appointment with the Priest, all the attendants got their dresses, mailed invitations, started getting shower invitations, ordered a veil, shoes, garter, hair pins, scheduled hair and makeup appointments, booked a 1957 Chevy Imperial limo to transport us, met with the caterer and the liquor vendor, helped mom pick a swatch for her dress, visited the reception site to figure out party layout, bought a white purse, and took care of shower attire. Whew! I don't even want to think about all the undone things I don't know to think about yet.

Law school is slow this semester, for a change, but of course the little work I do have seems to all be due on Monday.

This leaves woefully little time for knitting. I'm still working on the cherry scarf for mom, and am also working on some replacement wrist warmers for her (the cashmerino ones were lost in this year's holiday madness). The Tuesday night ladies are working on some really fabulous socks, which makes me want to cast on for some really fabulous socks.... next year?


South Beach Exhaustion

Just got back from an office trip to Miami's South Beach, and it was FABULOUS. Highlights include:
  • Evening drinks at The Delano Hotel, super swank and just beautifully designed. The website pictures do no justice- the place is stunning.
  • Tapas, mojitos, and salsa lessons at Tapas Y Tintos, which feels like a cozy little bar in Spain. Absolutely the best meal of the trip, and watching the young kids dancing was a blast.
  • Three nights at The Loews Hotel, which was a big hotel right on the beach. We spent lots of quality time in the ocean in the wee hours of the morning. Probably not the smartest move (shark feeding time and portuguese man of war rumors) but it sure was fun.
  • Goofy office-mate antics, many humorous quotable quotes, and dancing dancing dancing every evening.
  • And, last but not least, a partner telling me (in a giddy voice) that she and her best friend just signed up for knitting lessons!

All in all, a fabulous couple of days. Now it's time for my fabulous booty to catch up on some MUCH NEEDED SLEEP.



I had my first knitting success in recent memory tonight. Remember the Consolation Koigu socks?

The pair that had one toe that decided to be two and a half inches longer than the other toe?


Both toes are now the same length. I got stitches on the too-long sock onto my needles at the point at which the toe should have begun, cut the toe (Gasp!) and unravelled. Then I did a short row toe and KITCHNERED all 32 stitches across. And it looks darn skippy, if I do say so myself.

And, then, I wore them.

SWEET HEAVEN! Everyone deserves a pair of koigu socks. They're perfect. Snug, soft, warm, faboo. Perfect muted rainbow goodness. I need to show you a picture. I want more koigu socks. Sadly, I have no more koigu in the stash, and the yarn embargo of 2007 will keep me in check. Fortunately, I have plenty of other sock yarn.

And now I am going back to my garter stitch scarf, since I know better than to expect this luck to continue into a second complicated project. :-)

But my wounded pride is starting to feel a little bit better.


A few favorites.

My favorite yarn is, without a doubt, Debbie Bliss' Cashmerino. Anyweight. It's all faboo. Soft, fluffy, holds up well to machine washing (!) though it doesn't appreciate the dryer too much. The stuff is divine.

My favorite blog these days is, hands down, yarnstorm. The color! The play! This woman has an incredible eye and an incredible voice. Every post is a visual delight.