Well, as it turns out I haven’t had much time for traveling this semester. (I haven’t had much time for much, except grading). I did manage to make the 8-hour drive to Ft Wayne Indiana for my friends Theo & Amber’s wedding on September 10. It was the first time seeing Darren since August, and as an added treat I got to see some of my beautiful friends from grad school. I am so happy I could make it.
The drive wasn’t too bad. I downloaded a book from audible, Naamah’s Kiss, the newest 3 addition set in Jacqueline Carey’s D’Angeline world. I’ve read the first 6 books, and though this one was on audio, I really enjoyed it. I’ve moved onto Naamah’s Curse and listen while I walk to work or drive to State College.
Darren arrived before me, and when I got there Friday night, we went to dinner at Japanese Hibachi. It wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, but the ethnic options in Huntingdon are very limited, so it was a nice treat. Saturday we found a brunch place, and we spent the rest of the afternoon watching Star Trek the next Generation on my iPad and waiting for the wedding to start.
The church was beautiful. My pictures don’t really do it justice, but here’s the stained glass in the sanctuary. We weren’t permitted to take any pictures during the ceremony, so this is all I have.
Fortunately, I found that a few other friends had come to attend the wedding. I knew about 2 of my friends that were in the wedding, but I didn’t know about any others. I was very excited to see them.
The wedding was themed around travel. Our party favors were luggage tags and CDs, and our table assignments were printed on postcards.
I was impressed because Amber and Theo got their technology to work (unlike us!) and you could send them well wishes by text message and have it post to their screen. All the food was vegan and delicious; overall it was a lovely evening.
I also had the chance to wear the beautiful red shawl I made for my sister-in-law’s wedding. Speaking of knitting, I finished a pair of socks last week, right before the family showed up for Thanksgiving.
The pattern is Scales by Jeannie Cartmel, and the yarn is Hazel knits artisan sock colorway Spice. This skein is from last year’s club, October I think. I knit these for 2 KALs, Jeannie Cartmel designer Sock Knitter’s Anonymous, and Autumn colorways Solid Socks KAL. I have this crazy idea that I’d like to knit myself 100 pairs of socks out of this yarn. So far, I am only on pair 6 : )-
My travels will start up again on Dec 23, when I travel to Philadelphia, Naperville, Chicago, and then Champaign. I am really looking forward to my whirlwind tour of PA and IL for many reasons, including Darren moving out here with me and getting to see some close friends that I really miss. I am also thrilled to spend Christmas this year with my family, as I didn’t get the chance to do that last year due to my whirlwind interview and campus visit tour of the east, south, and mid-US. I can’t believe I haven’t been on a plane in months. Last year I was living on them! I am looking forward to lots of time for knitting, and hopefully taking lots of pictures to show on my blog!