Knitting Needles of course! I heard a rumour that my family in the west have been waiting with bated breath to hear what my big surprise was. What surprise? You may remember that I wasn’t blogging a few weeks ago because I was working on a surprise. Well, here it is – prepare to be disappointed unless of course your name is Jonas or Kristen, in which case I can only assume you are happily enjoying these…
Jonas and Kristen got hitched a couple of weeks ago. It was wet, it was green, it was a REALLY good time! What’s with the socks? They had a wedding that fit with their mission to live as sustainably as possible. They were married at a tree farm, they collected wild flowers the day before, and they made a request that if you were going to get them something for their wedding, to please do so with their choice to live sustainably in mind. Reuse, regift, make something, bake something, gift certificates for things to do, promote a local artisans, get them something that grows. As soon as I found out I was up for the challenge and the Boy and I started to try and think of something creative we could get them. We hadn’t really had much success, and we hadn’t settled on anything until 2 weeks before I had a brain wave. I could knit them socks!
One problem… I’ve been “knitting the Boy’s socks” for about 8 months now. I only had 2 weeks.
What can I say, I love a challenge and work well with a pressured deadline. I headed out to the wool store on Monday (that brought me to 12 days away) and found some delightful sock yarn for boy socks and I knit. I knit and knit and knit. I knit on my lunch break, I knit as soon as I got home until I went to bed. I knit and knit and knit. And I finished them. 1 pair of socks for a boy with days to spare. Just one problem… there were two people getting married! Luckily my mom has a love of knitting socks and gave me some to choose from. The deal – I need to replace what I gave. No problem, it’s not like the yarn is still in an untouched ball or anything. Hmm… maybe she should give me a deadline!
Anyway, that’s where I was. Contrary to popular belief I don’t generally blog at work… only if I’m feeling completely inspired and can bang it out in a few short minutes. So since I was mad knitting that left no time for blogging! Sorry to get your hopes up Alberta family – no ring, no wedding plans… just needles. Knitting needles that is.
Full report on the awesome evening that was Jonas and Kristen getting hitched tomorrow!