I feel terrible that it’s been almost a month since I’ve written anything here. Bad blogger! Bad!
Work has been nutty. My boss is headed for Indianapolis for the knit and crochet show. Getting him and the contents of our booth ready to go is always an…experience. Such is the life of working for a free spirit.
I finished my baby smoking jacket, which I love so much. I need to make a kid now to put in it but those things are way more expensive than knitting. Here it is, complete with buttons:
Another thing happened: my younger brother got married on Saturday to the coolest girl ever. My brother is in a car club and is working on a 1961 Ford Falcon (in our grandmother’s favorite color–he’s a sweet kid). When they go to car shows, she gets all dolled up in her ’50s look and people pay her to be gorgeous near their cars. Plus she’s smart as hell and really funny. She’s a great fit for my brother and they’re going to be really happy together.
Also, I made her veil.
She wasn’t sure she wanted one but when I brought up the birdcage, she was intrigued. I was curious about working with Habu Textiles Silk & Stainless Steel and thought it would be an interesting medium for a veil known for its shape. I tried double stranding and doing a stockinette square first and it looked terrible. I got bummed and grumpy and gave up. Then I remembered that I couldn’t just give up, that this was for a frigging wedding and to suck it up and try something new. I got out my US #3s and got down to business. The evening before the wedding, I finished it. It was exactly what I wanted it to be. I gave it to her with assurances that I wouldn’t be hurt if wearing it didn’t work out. I was being honest, too. I remember my wedding day; I get it.
She wore it. It was beautiful. She was beautiful. My brother was so handsome. It was a perfect evening. I love weddings.