But first, some neat links.
The Baloney Detection Kit (and no, I don’t mean the lunch meat; if I did, I would have spelled it bologna)
Okay. So. I have not posted knitting progress in some time, but I have good reasons for that, the first being all those SCA projects I’ve been yammering on about, and the other being a wedding shower I helped with last weekend. The shower was for Jenn, a coworker, and it had a Moroccan and Indian theme. I jumped up and volunteered as soon as I heard, not only because, well, India, but also because in college I worked at the Suq at the Oriental Institute, and I figured I could help out pretty competently.
I volunteered to make fans.
This was a good thing, mostly because I had a good idea, but halfway through I got really frustrated because my stencil wasn’t working properly, and then it was awesome again. They turned out really great (photos taken by the lovely Ali Harper, who is a fantastic photographer and you should go buy some fantastic photos right now from her etsy site):
I made a lot of them. I was going to use a circle cutter, but my circle cutter was too small, so I cut them out by hand (and ended up with a swollen thumb that I felt very proud of).
And then Jenn and Jason (who are an awesome couple, and great people besides) had their own special fans:
It was great. They are great. The shower was lovely. Courtney did all the flowers, and she is a true floral wizard:
Dawn was the mastermind behind the whole thing and along with documenting it thoroughly on her own blog, did a really fantastic job. She’s a wonder:
(this pretty much captures the whole feel. She got saris and then another coworker sewed them into fence hangings, creating a secluded little outdoor nook, where I spent quite a bit of time, not just because it was nearer the Pimm’s)
Oh! Oh! And I wore a sari in public for the first time and it went really well!
(Hee hee hee.)
Congrats, Jenn and Jason! You two are awesome.