So there has been a request for details on *how* we got engaged. So here goes...
Chris and I went to Vegas at the beginning of November. We decided to stay at the Paris - centrally located, romantic, etc. On Sunday night, we planned on going downtown, but thought it might be nice to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Once we reached the top, the guide told us (again and again) "step to the right". We did. And suddenly, I couldn't step further to the right because Chris had dropped to one knee. He held out a ring (a temporary one as he didn't want to ruin the surprise if I accidentally saw the ring) and told me that he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I, of course, said yes.
It really was romantic. I'm so glad that he asked me there, as we planned on getting married there. Now, when we get married, we can go there and get pictures.
I'll leave you with some pictures of our trip there.
Since love is in the air and all that... I thought I should mention that I am engaged. Yes, that's right. ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't worry, I'm not nearly as casual about my upcoming nuptials as that last sentence sounds. As a matter of fact... I'm not casual at all about getting engaged - or more accurately, getting married. I'm getting married in Las Vegas (which, BTW, is where I got engaged) in November. The plans are all, for the most part, complete. It is pretty well paid for. I think we're doing pretty good!
I can't wait to be Chris's wife. He is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me, the nicest guy in the world, and so adorable! Thanks for picking me, honey!
I never imagined that I'd take a break from the blog that lasted so long. I've had many things happening in my life, and wanted to share, but never really found the time. This seems to be a phenomenon in the blogosphere, so I don't feel *that* bad about it, but I do feel a little bit bad.
I lost my knitting mojo there for a while. I was traveling and reading - did just about everyone read the Sookie Stackhouse and Twilight series? - and, meh... I didn't really feel like knitting. The only thing I cranked out was a sock (which, sadly, I've felted because I *thought* it was superwash yarn). I didn't even feel like taking pictures of it because it was so anti-dramatic! I know that a lot of people go through this, so I wasn't too worried, but I took a look at my stash (and may have made it a bit bigger because I *wanted* to knit) and thought about all the yarn waiting to get transformed into a beautiful object. It made me feel kind of bad. But do you have any idea how hard it is to knit when you have a hyper puppy? I didn't think it would be so hard to train him that yarn = NO! He still gets to it, but its easier to pry him away from it these days. He's completely obsessed with playing fetch. He has a few choice toys that he likes for us to throw, the stuffed pig being his favorite. When I need to get yarn out of his mouth, I just yell "Where's Piggy?!" He drops the yarn and tries to find his toy so that I can throw it. I love that about my little guy. He knows what he likes.
Right before the holidays, I seem to have gotten my mojo back. I knit a ballband dishcloth for my mother-in-law-to-be. And then I thought I should knit some for my sisters-in-law-to-be. And then for my aunts-in-law-to-be. And maybe for some cousins-in-law-to-be. And definitely for my grammy-to-be. All in all, I knit seven dishcloths. And wouldn't you know it? I got sick before I took pictures of all 7 of them together. Sad... I did get a picture of one of them, though.
After that, I started a scarf. Yes, I fell prey to the Noro Striped Scarf (Ravelry link), but isn't is gorgeous!? I love love love it!
The scarf has been completed for a few weeks now, and I've misplaced my ball bands, however, I think it's 239 and... something else. It came out great and is super long! Made me want to knit more of them.
I was able to finish a pair of socks - socks that I started the day before Halloween.
I like to call them my Halloweeny socks, because the colors are a very cool green and purple. Sorry you can't tell them from the picture! The yarn is Ellen's Half Pint Farm sock yarn. This is the second pair of socks I've made with this yarn, and I adore it. There is one more skein of their yarn in my stash, and I'm anxious to work with it again.
What else? I'm on a mitten kick! Here is work-in-progress:
This is the first of two love squared fingerless mittens (Rav link), designed by the uber-awesome Andi Smith. I'm nearly done with this mitten. I'm using Universal Yarn Pace Step, which I'm really enjoying. At $4 a ball, how could I not! I believe I cast on for the medium size, but probably should have cast on for the larger mitten. Silly, pudgy thumbs!
Pictures of the other mittens (yes, plural) will be posted soon. There are stories that go along with them, that I figure could do with their own blog post.
Here's hoping that February (where I will not be on the road AT ALL - after tomorrow!) will be full of blog posts and knitting.