Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Oodles of Cables

I know I've been missing as of late, but I'm back briefly to show you what I've been up to.
A BIG cable project is my latest endeavor. I'm showing you the start of it, because I think I'll be working on it probably until the spring. It a cable blanket that my brand new daughter-in-law picked out. I can take no credit for finding such a beautiful and appropriate pattern. It's the "Lover's Knot" blanket from Lion Brand Yarn.
It comprises of mainly two cable patterns...the oxox and clustered braid. This is the photo she found and then I searched and found the pattern. It's not exactly the same, but it is close. I wanted to make them a big blanket for their new queen sized bed and asked my DIL what she would like. Actually their blanket is the original pattern doubled, so you can see it will take a while to complete. She, jokingly, thought I would have it done by the time they returned from their honeymoon!! Didn't happen, but I'll do my best to finish it by springtime.

Speaking of their honeymoon, the wedding has come and gone, in addition the family party as well. Yay!! Despite the torrential rain on November 14th, everything went well and they both are very happy!! They say rain on your wedding day brings the wedding couple lots of luck...well in thir case -- buckets :) Here's the happy couple:
They are both very shy about having their photos out in the internet, so I hope they won't mind me showing you a few of their photos.
Here you can see the detail in her dress, very beautiful.

And of course their cake, delicious chocolate with raspberry between one layer and chocolate fudge between the other. They have the top saved for later on in their freezer.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we're on to next big thing -- getting ready for Christmas. I'm already behind and it is coming so fast. I've already decided that there will be no new knitting for me this Christmas. I'll have to plan on next year getting an earlier start. Eventually I hope to catch up on my blogging, too...but for now I'm not expecting miracles in that department. Just know that eventually I will find some time to catch up. I'm very thankful for my google reader. I'll not miss much ;) Until next time....happy knitting :)