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October 28, 2005

Flower Girls

For the last few months, I've had "A bouquet of flowers for some special people" in the Projects in Progress list on the right hand side of this page. The vagueness was intentional, I was knitting the flower washcloths for my bridesmaids -- some of whom read this site on occasion!

Instead of getting the girls one big gift, I spent the last year or so picking up little things here and there for each of them. They did so much for me that I loved doing something little for them, and it turned out to be a tried-and-true stress reliever. (Everybody wins!) An on-call notebook for Lauren, a votive candleholder that Jillay had been coveting, a new pop-up brush for Ñaña, and so on. To each girl's washcloth I also added a matching scented soap. I remember laying them all out in my parents' basement the night before I gave them away, and loving the way the colors looked. Yet, despite the fact that I had been reminding myself to do it for about three months before the wedding, I forgot to take a picture of them. Oh, the humanity.

So you'll just have to take my word for it: they were very pretty all laid out and ready to be given away. And since I can't show you the girls' flowers, I'll show you the flower girl (wearing her capelet!) instead:

Juli was escorted to the beginning of the aisle by her daddy*.
You've never seen a flower girl carry out her duties with such dramatic
flourish and showmanship as did ours. Brava!

*Juli's Daddy is Tony, the recipient of the paisano gloves. As predicted, he was a hero the whole weekend!

Posted by shannon at 4:53 PM | Comments (3) | For related posts: For Juli, Nuptial Knitting

October 27, 2005

Catching My Breath

Getting married warps the time-space continuum, there's just no other way to explain it. As we got closer and closer to the event itself, time began to speed up until -- just as everybody told me it would -- the wedding weekend went by in a flash. Now that time has resumed it's normal pace, I have a lot to share! Let's start with some pre-wedding eye candy...

The weekend before the wedding, we called a Time Out on the insanity and headed up to New Hampshire to see Jason's brother run a half-marathon. Noah wasn't the main attraction, of course... Robbie was! And because his mama is a fantastic sister-in-law, Robbie was sporting the Mickey sweater I made for him before he was born! Seeing him in the sweater makes all the intarsia madness worth it.

Robbie's first visit to the pumpkin patch. The little guy began to list to port
just as Jason snapped the picture; the hand you see in corner belongs to
Robbie's dad as he lunged to steady him!

P.S. For those looking for wedding pictures, there are a few "teasers" linked on Jason's site. More to come!

Posted by shannon at 2:51 PM | Comments (2) | For related posts: For Robbie

October 16, 2005

Post-wedding Spanish relaxation

I'm enjoying the honeymoon in Spain; the wedding was awesome! Back soon...


Posted by shannon at 9:20 AM | Comments (6) | For related posts: Nuptial Knitting

October 8, 2005

A bouquet of flowers for some special people my bridesmaids!

Posted by shannon at 12:31 PM | For related posts: Finished Projects