A nurse who knits…

August 12, 2008

Two WIPS and a wedding update.

Filed under: Knitting,Life in general,wedding — yarnnut @ 11:40 pm
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I hope everyone is doing well. I’m getting a bit worried as my wedding date is fast approaching. I called my wedding coordinator and she says everything is taken care of. And I haven’t done much of anything. I hope she’s right. We did discuss things like my flowers, flower arrangements for the reception, and the bridesmaids’ bouquets. I want a dark red rose bouquet bound simply in a cream ribbon similar to this bouquet.
Red rose bouquet

I want my bridesmaids to carry a simple bouquet of calla lilies. Just like this.

We also discussed hair and makeup for myself and my bridesmaids and my mom. Everyone’s going to get a girl’s day in my room. Yeah!!! How fun.

Matt and I put my wedding ring on order. I’ll post a pic after my wedding. But I love it!

Enough of wedding stuff. I’ve also attempted to nurture an organic garden. So far this is the extent of it.

It’s a tomato plant and I think it’s infested with a bug that I can’t find. I did find some worm holes in several tomatoes that grossed me out so i picked those off and threw it away. I also threw away a bunch of leaves that were yellowed or brown. That left us with a very sad looking plant. Since I didn’t want to use chemicals on the plants, I bought an insecticidal soap that says that it is appropriate for gardeners who are trying to stay away from chemicals. Hopefully, it works. i have a tomato that I’m placing all my hopes into. I never realized how hard gardening really is.
Here are two WIPs that I’ve been working on: Jaywalker Socks and the Lotus Tank.

I have one sock done and I’m on the foot of the second one. I’m determined to avoid SSS (Second Sock Syndrome)

Here’s my Lotus tank.

I’m super nervous because I have the back to finish and the tiny sleeves. And this is all I have left.

I’m scared I won’t have enough yarn to finish this project. I had bought this yarn several years ago and it is a discontinued color. It would break my heart if I have to rip it out and use the yarn for something else. IK had specified 2 balls of yarn. When I read that when I bought the yarn, I thought, “This is too good to be true. A project that won’t break my student budget.” Hopefully, I am not wrong.

I did find some pictures of the San Luis Rey Mission that I took on my phone. It’s hard to appreciate the beauty of the grounds from a camera phone but I hope you enjoy them anyway.

And here’s Panther the mission cat resting under California’s first pepper tree.



  1. Your flowers are going to be beautiful! Fingers crossed for you with the Lotus tank. The color is great!

    Comment by Knitters Delight — August 13, 2008 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

  2. The flowers are gorgeous. Everything will be okay. Just keep reminding yourself that as long as you’re both there and you end up married, the wedding is a success.

    If you do run out of yarn (and I’m not saying you will!), what about ripping back to the lace and using a coordinating color for the solid part?

    Comment by Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) — August 18, 2008 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

  3. Just wanted to say I’m thinking of you and hoping all is going wonderfully.

    Comment by sarah-hope — September 12, 2008 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

  4. .~: I am really thankful to this topic because it really gives up to date information ‘*’

    Comment by Shower Screen — January 24, 2011 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

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