Hi. Remember me? I used to post here?
It's been a while since I've posted, or even dropped by blog-world at all. Trying to look on the bright side of all of this, I've decided that the best thing about being too busy to knit, blog or email means that I've been sheilded from seeing all of my friends going to the beginning of season sheep & wool festivals without me. ;)
Anyway, I started working for my father about 2 weeks ago, which has been great, but that alone wouldn't have kept me away from all my blog-friends this long. The whipped cream on the crazy-cake is that Eric and I have decided to semi-elope.
Yup. We've cancelled the big tradtional wedding that neither of us really wanted, and have decided to get married barefoot in the park, 6 weeks from now.*
So, wrestling with the decision ourselves and wrestling out the decision with our parents, and then communicating our decision to everyone has been a huge emotional and time strain the past two weeks.
I don't think words can portray how relieved we feel now that we've made this decision.
If you read back over the blog you continuously read things like "life has gotten away from us", "crazy busy", "whirlwind", "too busy to" and we're trying very hard to get our life under control. And spending all of our free time (which is precious little as it is) and a boatload of money (see also: precious little) on a huge traditional wedding because we perceived that is what other people wanted for us is ridiculous.
Speaking of weddings, we were also in Chicago this past weekend for a wedding. Highlights included baseball:
(Yes, we are standing behind home plate on Wrigley Field. The sock is in my jacket pocket, as I decided to spare Eric the embarrassment of posing with yarn on Wrigley Field, with all his high school friends in the stadium looking on.)
And this yarn:
I scored this beautiful, artyarns ultramerino, which I had been coveting, drooling and hating on Sandy about ever since that night in Grafton. I scored HUGE on these, and Sandy, does this count as me hating on you some more? Cause I scored these at less than half the price per skein than the ones in Grafton. I almost had a fit when I saw the price tag, and it was all I could do to remain calm until I was out on the sidewalk, because I didn't want to let on to the owner that anything was amiss.
Actually, I guess I wasn't as nonchalant as I thought, seeing that I took this picture in the shop about 10 seconds after the yarn was purchased.
(That's me, Rico-freakin-Suave.)
This is me and the yarn getting to know each other over a cold one.
And then my camera died. So you'll be spared lots of pictures of us dressed up at a wedding. :) Which is good because I have to wrap up this post and get to work. Happy Monday everyone!
* Also, we're going to have informal parties in NJ and MA to celebrate with our family and friends later in the summer, but I'm not even going to start thinking about those until after we are actually married. There's only so much we can handle at a time.