Reader, I Married Him.

What can you possibly say about your own wedding? It was incredible. More to be found on Flickr, but I’ll warn you now that I don’t have ALL the wedding photos up.

I wanted to knit a shawl for both of my lovely maids of honor, Jen and Monica. I needed something that I could do without needing to look at a chart most of the time, and something quick- cue Wisp. (Jen getting totally choked up during her speech at the wedding.)

Pattern: Wisp

Needles: 5 mm
Yarn: Elann baby cashmere in ‘Calypso’ and Kitten Mohair in ‘Navy’

Mods: None.
Notes: Loved knitting these. The pattern is so easy to memorize and I found it easy to knit them even while standing on the subway (I consider standing the entire time on a subway without holding onto a pole an urban form of pilates)I apologize for the lack of photos- in the craziness of the wedding itself, I forgot to say that we needed some good pictures. I’ll have to chase up Jen and Monica for better photos soon. The Elann baby cashmere was a dream to work with, and the kitten mohair behaved well. But after baby cashmere, everything feels like sandpaper in your hands.

I was really disappointed that I didn’t manage to finish knitting an all-white version of Stefanie Japel’s two toned shrug to go with my wedding dress. I was really close, but it just didn’t happen. Running out of the yarn and not having time to go get more may have contributed to this. It’s still not finished.

The night before we left for our honeymoon, I could not for the life of me find the knitting I wanted to bring (the final sleeve of this beast). This is what happens when you have held your own rehearsal dinner in your apartment and at the last minute crammed everything into any random nook or cranny your could find. We actually left for the airport later than we intended because I was having a Nothing Suitable to Knit meltdown- basically, none of my WIPs I could find were portable enough, I didn’t have a suitable new project to start, and we were in the final hours of the all-nighter we had pulled after our wedding to get to the airport for 3:00 a.m. (ugh, don’t ask).

And then I found it- the skein of Misti Alpaca laceweight I had purchased at the Purple Purl last spring, and had earmarked for the Swallowtail Shawl. And even more amazing- I could immediately find the pattern in my apartment.

Ah, knitting bliss.
We went on our honeymoon to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. It was…. okay. G got heatstroke, I got food poisoning, and we both got sunburns, but we laughed about it all and had a good time. That’s something great about being with him- we’re always having a good time, no matter what.

A big wedding budget post will be forthcoming shortly, for those who are interested in how well I pulled off a $5k wedding in ten weeks.