WIPWed #58: Lonely Blog Edition

Dear Blog,

I miss you, it’s been too long. I get a little twitchy when I don’t spend enough time with you, and I’ve really been feeling it lately. According to the archives, I typically blog 11 – 16 times a month… and here we are, approaching the last week of June, and I’ve only posted a measly 5 times!

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Rockin’ it at Relay for Life.

In my defense, dear blog, I have been a tad busy lately. Work has been crrrrrrrrrazy and the weekends have been even crazier. Last Friday night’s Relay for Life was a great event, I’m so thankful to everyone who donated to the cause. I ended up raising $390, which substantially added to my workplace’s team total of $1,570! While it was great, it was also wicked cold  and quite difficult to stay awake and walking throughout the night. But I did, and I’m happy to have contributed to a worthy fight. The Fiasco and I followed up the event by sleeping most of Saturday and then seeing The Fault In Our Stars. Cancer, cancer, everywhere. It was an emotionally exhausting but genuinely moving weekend, let me tell you.

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Movie-going fortification.

I used the movie as an excuse to begin a new pair of socks. I obviously needed something completely plain that I could knit in the dark! (Obviously.) I’ve yet to successfully finish a plain pair of socks. I’m going to try to let the yarn do the talking on this pair and just do a bit of ribbing at the cuff and stockinette the rest of the way through. I’m using a new-to-me base, Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Fingering Superwash in the Royal colorway. I love the weight and feel of this yarn. I’m excited to have some non-Merino socks and I’m hoping that the longer-stapled BFL will hold up better to wear.

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Secret knitting.

Primarily, though, I’ve been rather monogamously knitting on a secret project. I absolutely detest not being honest with you, dear blog, but I cannot disclose the details of this project for another couple of weeks. My apologies.

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Centerpieces in the making!

However, I can disclose some pretty little wedding details! Seeing as the Big Day (* eye roll *) is now just 11 days away, we’re in full-on Wedding Prep mode here at chez Woolen Diversions. The rest of the weekend consisted of shopping at Michael’s, JoAnn’s, and the Dollar Tree like it was our job. So many errands… so many ribbons! Imagine the above mason jars filled with flowers and surrounded by votive candles and you’ll have a sense of our centerpieces.

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Favors in the making!

And the Fiasco just spent the better part of the last hour or so stickering 140 favors. Poor guy. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg of things we still need to get done. Little by little, though, we’re chipping away at the list.

So my dear blog, I hope I’ve made a solid case for why I’ve been neglecting you lately. Perhaps the coincidence of multiple deadlines with the wedding (WHY MUST EVERYTHING HAPPEN IN JULY?!?!) is not a good excuse, but is is certainly a logical explanation of my absence. Believe you me, I am eagerly awaiting the day when I can resume our typical relationship. And also maybe enjoy some of this summer that seems to be flying by so swiftly… Sigh.

Your ever-faithful servant,

Alicia

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8 thoughts on “WIPWed #58: Lonely Blog Edition

  1. Great excuses to miss your blog. I am so happy you did so well at Relay, I love hearing about fellow Relay-ers. And I am so excited to hear all about the wedding. I think it’s going to be simply lovely!

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  2. Oh man. You have been busy! I totally relate to the frustration of having a project/projects you’re not allowed to share with the blog! Love your movie knitting yarn though – what a gorgeous colorway.

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  3. We miss you too! But you’re spending your time in the best and worthiest of ways. 🙂

    Congratulations on your great contribution to Relay for Life, and good luck with wedding preparations!

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  4. Hope everything goes off without a hitch for your wedding! (And if there are minor hitches, don’t sweat it. I was in this whirlwind of happy on my wedding day that made all the minor hitches roll off my back.)

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  5. Congratulations on the awesome Relay to Life event! I definitely miss your posts but you need to focus on getting all the details done for your wedding! I expect to see pictures!

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