Wednesday, April 19, 2006

"The Case of the Disappearing Blogger" or, What the *heck* has this woman been up to for the past several weeks???

Well, for starters, I was cleaning the guest room. That might not sound like much, but it actually took the better part of three days, and involved so much vacuuming that the poor thing kept overheating and shutting itself down. It also involved buying better yarn storage:

Sorted by weight (Lopi on the bottom)

Then my parents came for a visit, which involved a lot of good eating. I also helped my mom start her first sock. OK, actually it was really just moral support. She is the one who taught me everything I know about knitting, after all. Isn't it a beauty so far, though?

Lorna's Laces on US #1's

Not to be outdone, and to do my part for someone's Spring KAL (even though I seem to be the only one doing it), I started my own Jaywalkers:

Artyarns Ultramerino on US #1's

After my folks left, I did a little of this and a little of that, topping off the week with some more yummy food and a day in NYC. After brunch with some dear friends, Taz and I got some exercise wandering around Central Park, finally ending up here to cool off with the penguins. I like the backdrop in this pic:

In front of the sea lion exhibit

The next day we also biked to the bookstore and made a valiant effort at planning ahead, despite the fact that we don't know where we'll be living two months from now, thus making most planning somewhat futile at this point. Still, getting these made us feel a little more in control:

Selected from among a dizzying plethora of
books on the subject

Oh yeah. And speaking of all that, on Friday the 7th, while my folks were visiting, we thought it might be a good idea to get me some health insurance (ah, the joys of unemployment!) and start making some progress with Taz's green card application. So we swung by City Hall and made it legal:

Please note that Taz is wearing the "boyfriend sweater"
I knit him! (I cast on for it just two months after we started
dating, and it was the first sweater I ever knit). His wearing
it shows two things: (1) It seems I have successfully broken
the curse" (knock on wood) and (2) Taz is the sweetest,
most amazing man alive.

I admit it, even though it was a very simple affair, and it was "only" the legal part, I cried while saying "I will." Sigh... I am so happy.


Lauren said...

Mmmmmm, Le Petit Cafe. Congratulations!!! The sweater still looks perfect.

Kristin said...

Congrats on the "legal part," I'm so happy for you! Big hugs!

Zarzuela said...

OMG!!! Congratulations!!!! When I saw he was wearing the sweater *I* almost cried!!! So happy for you both. :)

Jenn said...

Congratulations! I like how you tried to slide that one by us at the end! :) That's great!
I really think "The Knot Guide" is a great resource - I used it almost exclusively (outside of magazines!) for our wedding and I got it for my sister when she got engaged.
I know - I'm such a slacker on the KAL - I had lost the inspiration, but I think it's back! I'll be posting about it in a day or two. I love your sock!

FemiKnitMafia said...

Whoah! What a fun filled couple of weeks. CONGRATS!!!

Joanne M said...

Congratulations!! Let me know if you need any green-card-by-marriage expertise. If you guys are anything like us, you'll be celebrating *both* anniversaries every year ad infinitum and that is a WONDERFUL thing.

Beth S. said...

Now that was sneaky! ;-) Congratulations, Bryna. I'm so pleased that you will have an extra day to celebrate. :-)

You two look utterly charming in that photo, by the way.

Stephanie said...

That was very very sneaky! I am happy for you both and wish you many many many years of happiness! Now I am staying on my toes when reading your blog!

Deenz said...

Oh you SNEAKY Sneaksleep! Congrats on making your cats legitimate, at least legally speaking, lol...

austin's dad said...

Finally we saw the big news reported! Even though this seemed to happen long time ago, I would like to wish you guys all the happiness again. You are the envy of the world now :)

Cristina said...

congratulations! you guys looks so happy and sweet:)

Cathi said...

Holy cow! I can't believe that I missed this! How wonderful. I love how you mention the yarn storage first, as if getting married is just an afternote. Congratulations!!!!!

PS- You two are the cutest evah. And I love the gorgeous tunics you're wearing in both shots.

claudia said...

OK, this took me awhile. I figured it out when you called the boy "your husband" in the current post.

CONGRATULATIONS! You look amazing in that picture.

Rebecca said...

A friend of mine said the boyfriend curse was more of a boyfriend blessing, to help you distinguish whether he was a keeper or not. If the sweater scared him off, it wasn't meant to be anyway. I love that theory.

Anyway, belated congrats, I just found your blog from Beth's.