Tuesday, June 05, 2007

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    There's just no quiet in Vegas.
    -Barry Manilow

    It turns out I'm getting married. And it turns out that when that happens, one's girlfriends have a perfect excuse to embarass their friend and drag her around in public wearing fake veils, matching t-shirts, and any number of other indignities. It's called a bachlorette party. Given that 2 of my friends are deploying in July, and the other sometime in the fall, we made the universe (i.e. our call schedules) align for a little weekend away. A trip to an undisclosed location provided a great deal of car-passenger knitting. And it turns out that socks are just about the only thing one can knit in the middle of the world's ugliest desert.

    I made great progress on the Retro Ribs, and even better progress on the Diagonal Ribs. But my riding-in-the-dark knit, these Regia socks, are not quite meant to be exactly this . . .Don't you see it? These were meant to be my first pair of Jaywalkers!

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    18 Comments:

    Blogger Marsha said...

    Don't forget - 'what happens in Vegas STAYS in Vegas'!!
    And the Chuppah is beautiful - you've more patience than I've got.

    6/05/2007 9:57 AM  
    Blogger Carole Knits said...

    Oooh! Sounds like fun!

    6/05/2007 10:05 AM  
    Blogger Missmalice said...

    Congratulations!! Best thing about going away.... you hopefully will never see the people who saw you ever again! Very useful if one is wearing ritual hen party attire... ahem.

    6/05/2007 11:10 AM  
    Anonymous nova said...

    It's great to have friends that will drive you through ugly deserts to give you knitting time. And of course, celebrate nuptials and the like!

    6/05/2007 12:05 PM  
    Blogger Elinor said...

    Well, sometimes a girl just needs some stockinette!!! Is that Regia's Canadian Colors line? It looks really pretty!

    6/05/2007 2:04 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Fun! My bachlorette attire involved a cowboy hat with a veil. Consider yourself lucky!

    6/05/2007 3:56 PM  
    Anonymous Emily said...

    Poor Jaywalkers. The colors are pretty good for desert knitting though, I think.

    6/06/2007 5:11 AM  
    Blogger Wool Winder said...

    They may not be Jaywalkers, but they are pretty just the same.

    6/06/2007 5:28 AM  
    Blogger Stephanie said...

    Well, I definitely see the picot edge. I'm sure on that part. I'm glad you girls had fun.

    6/06/2007 5:42 AM  
    Anonymous Jennie said...

    vegas for a bachelorette party? how PERFECT (and traditional in a completely non-traditional way).

    And jaywalker or no, the sock is great. there's something about the combo of picot edge and the stripe of the sock that is so appealing...

    6/06/2007 6:13 AM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    Ah, the nuptual-related events have started already! My bachelorette party was mercifully abandoned when the embarrassing attire failed to arrive in time and I was too busy completing programs two nights before the wedding to be dragged away. At least any Vegas-related shenanigans will be forever forgotten in the ugly desert. ;) The colors on the sock are great! If it really wants to be Jaywalker who are you to deny it?

    6/06/2007 7:49 AM  
    Blogger theflitgirl said...

    Oh, this makes me sad. I can't believe we won't spend our bachelorettes together. I wish we were closer to each other...

    Glad you had a good time. I'm having mine the weekend before!

    6/06/2007 8:32 AM  
    Blogger Nonnahs said...

    Jaywalkers, schmaywalkers- that sock is going to be really cute. I love those colors together! I won't even ask about the bachelorette weekend... ;)

    6/06/2007 9:31 AM  
    Anonymous lynda said...

    Let the festivities begin!

    Vegas pretty much falls under the "been there, done that" category for me.

    My bachelotte party was at Chippendales. Oy, that ages me a little, doesn't it. Is that place even still around? It was big in the 80's. I'm glad to say I've "grown up" a bit since then!

    6/06/2007 10:06 AM  
    Blogger Kat said...

    Sometimes simplicity is best in knitting and marriage. The sock looks great, even though it does not look like a jaywalker!

    6/06/2007 3:08 PM  
    Blogger sloth-knits said...

    Somehow I managed to avoid bachelorette party craze before both the civil and the church weddings! It's probably just as well.

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I found the civil ceremony way, WAY less stressful but it was nice to see everyone at ceremony #2 (the big one in the church).

    6/07/2007 7:38 AM  
    Anonymous Dad said...

    T,
    Hope that you and your Navy buddys didn't do anything in Vegas to give the term "drunken sailor" a bad name.
    Love you a lot,

    6/08/2007 6:55 AM  
    Blogger Kim said...

    I did the same thing - although I planned it as a "get to know each other" trip, the girls planned behind my back. It was really fun, though! And a bit before the wedding, rather than the week of, is a great time to do it.

    6/12/2007 11:39 AM  

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