16 April 2008


A few nights ago, David had what he called his "first bridezilla moment." He decided that the invitations he'd designed and gotten printed up - after two attempts to get the color right - were not acceptable. Truthfully, they weren't, so we'll now be getting pre-designed invitations from a different company - at twice the cost, but hopefully with much less stress.

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:


Sean said...

oh geez....sorry for the stress, just remember that felting happens way more from the neck to waist than from side to side...just saying so you can keep that in mind

Anonymous said...

The other thing to remember is that the marriage is MUCH MORE important than the wedding. I think maybe the rules we apply to homeschooling could work well for you -- if anyone is crying, do something different. I'm sure it'll all work out. And at least no one is wearing Barbie pink taffetta with leg-o-mutton sleeves.

Anonymous said...

REAL GENIUS!!! I forgot there was knitting in that movie... aw, man, good stuff.

Also, good luck with the vest and the clothing choosing. Fricking gauge swatches.

Sheepish Annie said...

Deeeeeeep Breaths. It will all be fine. It always is. In the end, it's about the marriage, not the wedding.

Unless you end up with a bad cake. And then you have a disaster. But we shall not discuss this. Just keep breathing...

Strikkelise said...

Good luck with the dress issue. I bet you would look great if one were in kilt and one in bunad.
I know two guys who have the same bunad, they look fantastic together on big occations! They are different enough not to look like twins, just like they belong together. One of their mothers knitted the stockings and everything.
Aren't there any places in the states that rent out bunads? There are quite a few over here.