Sunday, June 06, 2010

don't let me down

It has been a cool (bordering on cold) weekend around these parts. It's the kind of weekend where you want to do nothing more than stay at home, watch movies, drink copious amounts of tea, and knit. Unfortunately, it has not been the kind of weekend where I've been able to do that, although I have managed to get some work done on my mum's Rogue sweater. It's working up quite nicely, and the colour is exactly right for her. The pattern is definitely a challenge for me, though, as it requires a lot of attention to detail, and I've had to rip back a few things after I've misread them. I don't know that I love the way that the pattern is written, but if it gets me the perfect Mum sweater in the end, it will be worth it.

The big excitement so far has been that my wedding dress is finally in. I went to try it on yesterday for the first time, which was both exciting and scary. I have put on a little bit of weight since I ordered it.1 Fortunately, it fits perfectly, and it looks like the only alterations I'll need will be hemming, and depending on the height of the heel, I might not even need that. It's such a beautiful dress, and I can't believe how little I paid for it.2

1 I also ordered it right after Ihad H1N1, which may have been a poor choice, since I'd basically not eaten for the better part of a week.
2 Relatively speaking. It is still the most expensive piece of clothing I will ever own.

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