Well, we fly to Seattle today on our way out to Alaska. I’m pretty excited for the honeymoon; lots of time to relax and be in a beautiful place, with perfect weather for knitting and wearing handknits. I’ve made a list of Local Yarn Stores that are relatively close to the ports we are visiting and plan to hit at least 3 in Alaska and hopefully 1 in Seattle as well. I’d love to pick up some local yarns while I’m traveling.
I still owe you a wedding day blog post, but that will have to wait until I get back. I just don’t have enough good pictures of the wedding day to post (I’m really just waiting for a picture of me knitting!)
I plan to take lots of pictures in Alaska, but I may not have internet access, so if I don’t I’ll do a few blog posts when I come back.
These past 2 weeks of being married have been very nice but also very busy. The week after the wedding I had dissertation writing camp, which was great for chapter 3. I transcribed a bit and requested a ton of stuff from the library, plus I outlined and wrote about 10 pages of the chapter. It’s not finished yet as I would have hoped, but I should be able to crank it out pretty quickly when I get back.
Last weekend Darren & I moved furniture around, made a trip to Bed Bath & Beyond to pick up and take back wedding gifts, and started unpacking gifts and packing up stuff to sell at a garage sale. I ran errands all week long, did a lot of shopping for my Alaska trip, and tried to spend some quality time with my kitties before I leave them for 3 weeks. This seems like a really long time to not see my cats.
I also managed to finish a pair of socks and start a pair this week. Right now, all I want to do is cast on and knit socks. I am crazy and decided to join a ravely group to knit 52 pairs of socks in a year (baby socks count). So let’s see how far I get on that. Once I start diss writing all day long, I’ll only have time to knit at night, so I’m not sure I’ll make too much progress. But a pair a week seems like a lofty goal.
Anyway, here’s the pair I finished, one of my favorite patterns Marlene by one of my favorite sock designers Cookie A. The yarn is also one of my favorites: Bugga! in Dragon Millipede. As is obvious from my sock knitting, I love purple and pink.