I cannot wait for the wedding, and I cannot wait for the honeymoon. It’s going to be so amazing to marry the man I’ve loved since I met him (almost 5 years ago!) and to celebrate with the people we love. It’s going to be equally amazing to spend 5+ days in Prague with J, destressing and relaxing. Did someone say Czech beer tour? I’m looking forward to all of these events so much.
But, to be honest, I’m also looking forward to it all being over. Planning a wedding, even a small, non-traditional one (or possibly ESPECIALLY a small, non-traditional one) is the most time-consuming, stressful process I’ve had to deal with. There are so many people’s opinions and feelings to consider, and so many phone calls to make, and just tons to plan. I’ve spent more time over the past year and a half we’ve been engaged in front of the computer doing wedding research than I care to admit. So while I’m so super excited for the wedding to be here, I’m also super excited for it to be over and for things to go back to “normal.”
With normalcy in mind, I treated myself to a bit of yarn last week. When Amy mentioned her haul at the Webs anniversary sale last week, I immediately went to the site to check it out. I ended up getting some pretty serious deals, all of which I’m very excited about.
Clockwise from top left we have the following:
8 skeins Jo Sharp Classic DK in colorway Tawny for Anais
2 skeins Cascade Eco Wool for Owls
5 skeins Cascade 220 in Burnt Orange for the Drops jacket
6 skeins Cascade 220 Heathers in Lichen for the Garter Yoke Cardigan
I was quite pleased that I got enough yarn for 4 sweaters at a great price. I was, however, a little disappointed in the shipping. Everything got here rather quickly, but the yarn was all shoved into a box with literally no packing material. I’ve never received yarn that wasn’t protected in some way from the elements, and was rather alarmed since it got here in the midst of a lot of rain and snow. Thankfully it stayed dry, but I was pretty surprised. Is this Webs’ typical shipping method? I’ve never ordered from them, so I wasn’t sure; it’s entirely possible that this was a fluke.
Anyhoo, other than that it was a very pleasant shopping experience, and I recommend the sale for deals on great, workhorse yarns. I can’t wait to knit up some lovely fall goodness for myself. I have a feeling this is going to be the summer of the sweater, and I can’t wait! Of course, I’ve got about 60 pages to write over the next two weeks before I can even think of touching the wool, but I love that the box is just waiting patiently for me in the craft room. It’s quite comforting.