Then the angst turned to clothes. His original idea was to have something tailored, but now it seems he's turned to off-the-rack options and is having a hard time making a decision. One of his worries is that, with me in "folky" kilt and handknit vest & hose, we'll look too different. I pointed out that bride and groom don't usually dress alike, but that didn't seem to wash with him. So then I suggested that maybe he consider wearing the folk costume of his ancestors.
He didn't care for that idea, either, though I think he'd be dead sexy in it. Still, considering it would cost well over half our wedding budget (26,000 NOK works out to a little under $5200 US at the moment), it's not a very realistic idea.
And then there's my own little source of angst, also known as the wedding vest. It will likely come as no surprise that gauge swatches lie. This is a reality I have been very mindful of as I've plugged along slowly at this item, but it's only just gotten to a length where I could really measure it well. It is, as I feared, too big, but only by about 4 inches.
Now, that's quite a bit of extra ease to have in a vest, but I'm going to trust that I can count on one of Shetland wool's most well-known traits. It fulls like nobody's business. So I'm just going to continue on my merry way and hope that a nice hot wash will pull it in enough, even out my stitches a bit, and make everything perfect.
If not, I'm going to have to channel some of this: