We've got a wedding to attend in NYC this weekend, and this is a big deal. The Biscuit will be safely tucked away in Grandma's House of Wonders Where Anything Goes Except Food Outside of the Kitchen, and though recent events have made Mr. Frick and me even more apt to miss the little scamp even ten minutes after he's put to bed, we both know a little couple time is in order. There will be hand holding. There will be a marked decline in the cutting-food-into-tiny-pieces at dinner. People, there may even be loitering. And there will be room in my bag for stashquisitions! I've canvassed two folks whose opinions I value, and therefore plan to hit both Purl and School Products. Woot! And look! My wedding knit is finished!
This is the Little Lace Shrug from Lace Style. I knit it up in KnitPicks Andean Silk in the color Sangria, and it took just over two balls and three days. I was worried about it for a while, as it looked all baggy and weird when I first tried it on. Then I seamed up the armholes another inch (3 1/2 " instead of the called-for 2 1/2) and added the border, and huzzah and woot again! It fits perfectly. Just right to wear over my standard maternity party dress. (And by "standard" I mean "sole.") Here's the back shot:
All that remains is to make lists. Lots of lists. I think I have blogged about this before: the list-making that must take place when traveling either with young children, or without young children for whose happiness (a.k.a. What He Will Eat, Routines That Can't Be Tampered With, Surefire Stop-Tantrum Fixes, What He Means When He Says XYZ) you must still be accountable. And of course there is the obsessive combing-over of the pattern stack to find the just-right projects to take along. I will be riding up Friday morning in a minivan chock full of (full-grown) boys. Some pointy sticks may come in handy.
Of course, this is a big weekend for a lot of you who will be attending the MDSW Festival. Have a blast! I, of course, am sorry to miss it, as it was the Big Blogger Meetup last year that finally convinced me to jump into the blogpond myself. (Thrice-lucky woot! I must be having a bloggiversary soon.) Beth will be there with four of our students from last year, and she's organizing a scavenger hunt for them. They'll be in teams of two, each with a digital camera. So far, here's what we've come up with: longest line, prettiest yarn (Beth being the ultimate judge), cutest animal, and most people actively knitting that can be captured in one photo. If you have other suggestions for Beth, she really wants to hear them! You can leave in the comments or over on Numerical Knitting. I'm sure you creative cats can come up with something!