January 3, 2010
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Welcome 2010!

Quick debate: Is is twenty-ten or two thousand ten? I like the sound of “twenty-ten”, but “twenty-eleven” just doesn’t have the same ring to it…for now I will stick with “twenty-ten”.

Paul and I rang in the New Year with a small group of friends, some women from my knitting group and their significant others. It was wonderful! I have known for a long time that my days of jello-shots and hangovers are over, so enjoying great food, a few drinks and some board games was the perfect way to spend the evening. We paused the Pictionary game at midnight to toast the New Year, and then stayed up until 3am finishing that game and playing a round of Taboo. I hope you all spent your New Year with wonderful people, great food, and possibly a board game or two.

The host of the NYE event made all of us these wonderful hand-knitted tree ornaments:

Although it may be a bit hard to see, this is a teeny-tiny seed stitch, cable knit sweater. It’s about 4 inches tall, my favorite color, and hanging on a tiny handmade metal hanger. I love everything about this little guy. Thank you Jen!

I decided that I couldn’t just share one ornament on our tree…so here are two more (sorry about the photo quality):

Paul and I have a tradition where we exchange funny Christmas ornaments every year. for us, “funny” typically translates are really strange and silly. This year, I gave Paul and bumble bee in a scuba suit, which I cannot figure out what kind of tree this would actually be appropriate on. Maybe they make some ornaments for people like us, who just have a twisted sense of humor. Anyways, I also love the ornament Paul got me…a chicken in a cage. So simple, but so odd! I love it. I think this tradition will last for a very long time, which will make for a very interesting Christmas tree in our future!

Do you have any funny Christmas traditions?

I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the new year! Next up: wedding invitation progress from this weekend.

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December 28, 2009

Getting back on the horse…

I hope this finds you all recovering from your Christmas food coma…

So 2009 is coming to a close, and the next year of my life is going to be really busy. All the “busy” will be due to two really exciting weddings. My best friend, BGD, will be getting married in April, and Paul and I will be tying the knot in October. This all means both of us are brides and MOHs….oh man! I wanted to write a simple post to say that I am going to try to blog my way through 2010, partially to keep my sanity and partially to keep a record of what this next year brings.

More to come soon…

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May 22, 2009
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May 17, 2009
Zephyros Shawl DONE! :) I have finally finished this shawl. It is much smaller than the photo from the pattern lets on, but I think it will still be a nice piece to wear on Spring and Summer evenings. This color is absolutely wonderful…I really love the semi-solid look of this Ranco Sock Yarn by Araucania.

Zephyros Shawl DONE! :) I have finally finished this shawl. It is much smaller than the photo from the pattern lets on, but I think it will still be a nice piece to wear on Spring and Summer evenings. This color is absolutely wonderful…I really love the semi-solid look of this Ranco Sock Yarn by Araucania.

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May 15, 2009
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April 3, 2009
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