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Monday, May 29, 2006


This is what I bought on Saturday, with Yarnivorous' guidance. Yarnivorous would have been more than happy to guide me into several more purchases, but I was strong! Strong I tell you! This is Marta's hand dyed bulky weight yarn. 100% wool, and so very very pretty! I have NEVER knit with bulky weight yarn before, so I'm a bit unsure as to what to make with this - any suggestions? There was some more there in the shop which I am thinking about going back for next week......

And for those who asked, yesterday's Skein O' Worship (thankyou, Carrie!) is also one of Marta's creations - top quality 100% Australian Merino, lovingly hand dyed by the Goddess of Colour herself. Really, I feel there is no other way to refer to Marta. I have difficulty even driving past her shop without a wistful sigh.

Saturday and Sunday was my and Dave's six year wedding anniversary. It runs over two days because we had the wedding in two parts: Day one was the civil ceremony, the legal one, with mostly relatives and a few friends for moral support. We were supposed to be holding it in a local park (which has the advantage of being the original cemetary for the area), but the forecast for the day was hail. Just what you want to hear the night before your wedding. Fortunately, we have some of the best friends EVER. They hired a hall just across from the park, collected Candelabra from everyone we knew, picked every rose petal they could find (we heard dark tales of beheading the neighbour's roses late that night), and catered the darn thing. With about fourteen hours notice. Even though they weren't attending that day's ceremony. I was so grateful that they'd sorted it out so that I could sleep that night - and then we walked into the hall. It was dimly lit. There was a long red carpet serving as the aisle, leading up to a table which had been beautifully decorated by our lovely lovely friends. Candelabra lined the aisle, and there were rose petals scattered everywhere. The music was in Latin - it sounded like a medieval funeral dirge. It. Was. So. COOL. We felt so loved, and we couldn't have decorated the place better if we'd had weeks to plan it. Also, we got to deeply concern our relatives by choosing "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll for one of our readings. Heh.

The second day was more of a party - we hired out a local Art Deco movie theatre, got one of our friends to "officiate" at a handfasting ceremony, and we all got Dressed Up. The theme was black and purple, the caterers were magic (the head caterer followed me around all afternoon and made sure I got to eat something), and it was huge fun. We even had our choir there to perform some beautiful music. Afterwards, when we were all a little worse for wear (ahem) we'd organised the theatre to screen Robin Hood ( the one with Errol Flynn, obviously), and we handed out choc top icecreams. Just perfect.

Anyhoo, this weekend we went to our favourite cafe for breakfast, and wandered up and down Chapel st, buying a couple of little things for ourselves (a dvd or two, nothing big) and of course visiting the pet shop. They had a cage full of Birman kittens, Oh The Cuteness!! Yesterday we splurged and went to The Glen (local shopping centre) and discovered their new totally organic supermarket. We went a little nuts. Organic fruit and veg, nuts, rennet-free cheeses, organic dried fruit, fresh organic soups.... we were in there for over an hour. Kids in a candy shop had nothing on us, it was glorious! And mrspao? They sell Green & Blacks with cherries!!!! Happy sigh.

Goodness, long post! I have been a bit sketchy lately, so I guess I had some to catch up on!

Good thing for the day: Remembering how cool our wedding was and how cool our friends are has made me all warm and fuzzy. Awwww.
Bad thing for the day: It's 6.45am, cold, dark, and Monday morning.


Anonymous sydney said...

Happy Anniversary! Your wedding days sound like they were a lot of fun. I like the colors in that yarn too.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Happy Anniversary!! Your wedding sounds amazing and totally cool. There need to be more weddings like that!

Gorgeous yarn.... Suspense, suspense - what are you knitting from it??

8:29 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Happy anniversary - what a great wedding!

How did you resist the kittens? I have no willpower against those things.

9:07 AM  
Blogger The Knit Wit said...

Your wedding sounds like so much fun! Something that I would want to have for mine. I'm jealous. :~)

Congrats on 2 years!

12:53 AM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

Happy Anniversary! It sounds like a great wedding. I'd love the Latin music.

10:30 AM  
Blogger renee said...

Congratulations!! Those sound like lovely days - what great memories!

3:09 PM  
Blogger Frarochvia said...

Buy 2 more skeins! Have a hat and a scarf! That's what I'd do. Gorgeous purpley goodness. Yum!

These weddings sound beautiful. Why are most weddings so boring, anyway?

I never hug stranger kittys. Every time I do that one follows me home.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Peevish said...

You're absolutely right. I should buy more of it!

10:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary!

9:02 AM  
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