Monday, September 10, 2007

One FO + a bunch of friendly pics

Since I've been away from my blog for ANOTHER week I'll get right to a finished project. Here's the long ago started Mrs. Beetons.

I'm so digging these little cufflets. I started them, oh, say a year and a half ago and then spirited the needles out of them for another project. The Kidsilk Haze became so incredibly tangled I had to start over. So I re-cast on last Monday and finished them up while getting a pedi on Saturday. For the most part they were knit while listening to a free download of "The House of Seven Gables", courtesy of the Seattle Public Library. I'm about half way through the audio book and I need to finish it soon as the certificate for the download runs out in another week. Sure, I know how the book goes as it was required reading my senior year of high school, however I appreciate it so much more now. I'm looking forward to listening to more of these classics.

Here's the stats:
pattern: Mrs. Beetons (Knitty)
Yarn: Kidsilk Haze, Vino, Rowan Cashsoft DK, Opulence
Needles: Crystal Palace DPs #6 and #7
Embellishments: red seed beads, size 11, clear seed beads size 8
Modifications: I used the cable cast-on method for the picots and did them fewer times.

This weekend Flynno and I read a poem at a wedding for our dear friends Chris and Rachel.

Take a lump of clay,
Wet it, pat it
And make an image of you
And an image of me.
Then smash them, crash them
And with a little water
Knead them together.

And out of the clay we'll remake
An image of you and an image of me.
Thus in my clay, there's a little of you
And in your clay, there's a little of me.
And nothing will ever set us apart.

Living we'll be forever in each other's hearts
And dead we'll be buried together.

- Madam Kuan

Here's the bride and groom.

Here's Rach with her adorable best-friendish brother.

Here's their reception.

And their cake.

Oh, and what do we have here? Nay Nay getting fresh with Jess?

Flynno and some gal-pals

Maybe these two will be next?

Oh, I hope so - they are sooo fun together!

And of course, the girls... (sans the bride... Rach, where are you?!)

Shortly after the camera battery died. Just as things were getting really good - nice to know us 30-somethings can still totally kick it on the dance floor!


Anonymous tiennie said...

Cute Mrs. Beetons! Great photos!

12:17 PM  
Blogger Knittymuggins said...

Love your new FO! I hope you're feeling pretty proud of yourself for finishing them up! I know I've got a few old UFO's floating around here that I should really get to.... The pics are amazing and I love the poem you read :) Sounds like a really fun weekend! Thanks for sharing.

7:08 PM  
Blogger manic hispanic said...

what a beautiful pair and an exquisite cake to boot!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Wende said...

Stunning wedding. Blessings to the happy couple. :D

5:31 PM  

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