Monday, June 2, 2014

Wedding and Gobstoppers

One of Scott's cousins got married this weekend in a really fun wedding, and she asked me to do a reading from John Green's book The Fault in Our Stars during the ceremony!

It was really fun to dress up and go dancing with my guy, especially since we haven't really had a chance to have some time together since school ended (definitely my fault, since I took off on a climbing trip.  Oops!).
We did get a lot of questions and fun poking about when we were going to possibly get engaged and married...

and it didn't help when I caught the bouquet thrown by the bride!  Oops.  ;)
Since I'm completely finished knitting for dance presents, I decided to cast on something fun for myself and ignore all the gift knitting I'm doing right now.  While at Yarn Harbor a couple of weeks ago, I oogled the mini-skeins from Three Irish Girls that were in groupings of fantastically fun colors.
I succumbed to two different groupings, one of which was called "Everlasting Gobstopper"- perfect bright colors for some gloomy rainy days!

To show off all the colors, I cast on for the Colorblock Handwarmers, and a few hours in the car back and forth from the cities let me finish one of the handwarmers!

I love the colors, and even though I have absolutely no idea when I'll wear these (yet!), the colors and the feel of the yarn are just the best.  They'll definitely need a blocking, but maybe I can even finish them in time to wear to our long dress rehearsal on Friday this week...
This is our last week of dance for the year, and while I'm at the point where I'm ready to be done with my dances and move on to new ones, it's always sad to see everything wrap up.  I'll see my dancers one more time- at auditions for competition line for next year, then nothing until September since I'm not doing summer dance.  Sadness!!  To commemorate the end of the yar, I'm putting together little "thank you for being awesome" gifts for all my dancers- tokens of appreciation for all of their hard work!
Speaking of, I better get to that... especially since that's only one of the many things on my to-do list today... :)


Mark said...

Great shot of you two. Nice dress. No comment on catching the bouquet.

Mark said...

I've complained before that your blog advertises reading but delivers very few literary to inspire us to read what you've read. I'd love to know a bit of what you read at the wedding. I doubt it was this.... “Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Mark said...

oops - debated on whether to say literary 'gems' or 'teasers' and missed a key word; my comment may be graded poorly for that.