One of my best besties is getting married next month. We’ve known each other since college, and have had SO MANY ADVENTURES together! I was thrilled and honored to be asked to be a bridesmaid and was over the moon excited when her mom asked if I could put together her bridal shower. This has honestly been taking up a LOT of my creative energy lately. This past week was prep to the max. I found time to knit and crochet, but the shower (held yesterday) took up almost all of my headspace.
We held an outdoor Tea Party, with 7 total guests. She was COMPLETELY surprised!
The day started out with torrential rains that ended by morning, and the afternoon was clear, SUNNY (so bloody sunny), and warm. Honestly, we couldn’t have asked for a MORE perfect day! I forgot to wear sunblock, so now I’ve got some interesting tan lines.
The only pictures I took were of her opening gifts, and a couple pictures of the table set. I forgot to take a picture of the cakes I made all decorated and plated. I topped each cake with raspberries. The cake is a vanilla cream cake baked in ramekins, and the icing is an “ermine frosting”, also known as a boiled milk frosting. I couldn’t get the frosting consistency QUITE right, but gosh darn: IT WAS GOOD. I also made some Rosemary Butter Cookies and they were bagged for favor gifts in addition to the truffles from a local business: The Perfect Truffle (they ship!).
Also no pictures, but I was able to get vaccinated this past Wednesday. The Mass Vax program in my state opened up to all residents a week ago. I was able to get registered, make and appointment and receive my shot in less than 72 hours. They were using the Johnson & Johnson one-shot that day. I don’t have a preference, so I was taking what they were offering regardless. I had a couple of weird hours on Wednesday, but mild overall.
Fiber Stuff, the REAL reason for YOP Updates
YOP list check-off: Kyyyyle. It’s done! I started it back in November. All the ends are wove in. Its washed. It needs to have its photo taken and be shipped to the recipient. I like it. With the slip stitch join, some of the blanket buckles, washing it helped a bit; still not perfect. I wasn’t about to take the thing apart and SC the squares together. My oven mitt used 3 balls of stash yarn. It’s been washed and dried a couple times: still too big and not felted enough, To be Continued. Started the solid version of the Justine blanket. This is a worsted held single, as opposed to a DK held double. The solid is more regular and intentional in its color and directional changes. It does highlight technique much easier than a very busy multi (which I still LOVE).
And that’s it?