ETA: The power of the bloggers is working. As of 7:00 p.m., the forecast has gone from rain to few showers! Keep those sunshiney thoughts coming, friends!
Rain. A 30% chance of rain on Friday. Of course, my fabu math skills tell me that means a 70% chance of sunshine. I just need an hour of sun in the morning for the wedding to be outside. Otherwise we'll do a quick emptying of the dining room and get married in there.
I know Scout's been wanting to see the wedding shawl, but it will have to wait just a little longer. In the interest of getting it done on time without spending all of my time knitting (there are a lot of little details to attend to, even with a small, modest wedding like mine), and after consultation with Blog-free Kim, Cae, and Laura (no longer blog-free), I decided to modify the border. I've done three sets of the eyelet rows, and I'm now halfway done with a picot cast off per Victorian Lace Today. I plan to have it blocking tomorrow, and I'm a little embarrassed to admit that after 10+ years of knitting, this will be my first blocking experience. After I get back from my honeymoon, I'll write a post about what knitting this shawl has taught me. "Pay attention" is the condensed version of that post.
Yesterday Neal's work friends took us to lunch, then Neal came home early with me. We stopped to do a little shopping (funny how a weekend trip has inspired us both to make a few wardrobe upgrades), then we went to town hall and got our marriage license. It was super exciting. I had butterflies while standing at the counter, and when I held the license in my hands, looked at our signatures, I was awed. This moment in time is encapsulated in our signatures. When folks look up family records to learn more about their lineage, these are the moments they find--the excitement of marriage, the grief of death, the joy of home ownership. Until yesterday, I'd never thought about public records that way, but zowie-pop-rocket, my brain has been spinning around that idea since. I've got that magical "there's a story in here" gut feeling. I can't wait to see what it is.
One final thing before I go on a phone call marathon. If you're interested in the Artist's Date swap, I think the link on the last post is messed up, so try this one, or you can go to swap-bot and search for it. The deadline to sign up is May 25--hope you'll join us!