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Well, here’s my contribution to Caps for a Cure. These five hats took about three weeks to make. The first few took awhile, but the last two went really fast. They’re so much fun to knit because you get a finished project so quickly! While some turned out smaller than I’d planned, hopefully they’ll fit someone!

And I used up more of my stash!

Next project? Hmmmm……

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I’m such a wuss.

Things are gonna start happenin’ now!

Easter is over, so now we’re on the final stretch to THE BIG DAY! For those who don’t know, our oldest son is getting married May 20th (see previous posts). While I’m only the MOG (Mother of the Groom), I’m finding the stress related to this position plentiful and am eternally grateful Number 2 Child didn’t marry first (yes; a girl).

I’m someone who works best under pressure. I like to put big projects off till the last minute and then act like a crazy-woman trying to get it all done ‘by tomorrow’! However, I’m certainly not going to let that happen with this wedding. I have found the dress, though I have yet to receive the phone call telling me the alterations are finished. I’ve got the shoes and the total body sucker. I’m going this week for a dye-job and a sample hair styling. I’ve got my calendar filled with appointments, showers, pre-events, post-events, guest arrival and departure dates, etc. I’ve started a honey-do list for dh that will keep him busy for weeks. My problem is direction.

I feel like I’m being pulled six ways to Sunday every day. Transcripts need typing, my house needs deep cleaning, my garden needs raking, laundry needs laundering, phones need answering, dogs need walking. But all I really want to do is escape into my knitting, and hide behind needles and patterns and yarn. Can you say “avoidance”?

I really am such a wuss.

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Feza Hawaii scarf finished!

I also finished this beautiful scarf made from Feza Hawaii yarn. The pattern photo has long fringe attached, but I only bought one skein of it (pricey), and I still think it’s long enough without it. The drape is so lovely, and it’s as light as air. While this isn’t the most fun yarn to knit with (especially on slippery Addis), I still think I’ll make more of them for gifts and use bamboo, instead. Another quick knit. (Well, it would have been a quick knit if I wouldn’t have dropped so many stitches and had to tink so much.) Again, live knit and learn!
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Feza Hawaii Scarf in progress.

I am really enjoying this pattern and this Feza Hawaii yarn. I did start it on some Addi’s, but they’re so smooth and this yarn is so silky, it just didn’t work out. I kept losing stitches and having to frog. I’ve learned the value of a lifeline in this open pattern! But I’m sure I’ll get more of this yarn and make more of these scarves in different colors. I’m almost done with it, then I have to decide whether to add fringe. We’ll see how much is left! The pattern instructions were quite vague and never mentioned finished length, so I suppose it’s personal preference. But I LOVE it!
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This Mog is Stylin’ Now!

Yup. I found my dress for the upcoming nuptials of our eldest son in May. If you’ve read any of the previous posts regarding that most disturbing of shopping experiences, you’ll know that this wasn’t nearly as fun as it seems like it should have been; you know, going from dress store to dress store, trying on gown after gown, getting a full-length look at that aging body in bad lighting. Yeah; you catch my drift. It was definitely not for the faint of heart.

But after pretty much exhausting every “local” dress shop (as in within a 75-mile radius), I found a very beautiful dress from the Mon Cheri, Montage line that is not quite so MOG-ish. In fact, the blurb on their site actually says, “For that Mother of the Bride who doesn’t want to look like the Mother of the Bride” — or Groom, as it were.

I’d post a picture of it here, but then you might think I’m actually supposed to look like the model who’s wearing it. Since the models in the photo are in their 20’s, that’s not gonna happen. I’ve got the Spanx, I’ve got the Miss Groovy undergarment. I’ll just leave it to your imagination that I’ll look … well, at least not quite MOG-ish.