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We got back from Texas last night, after a wonderful week. I'm sure you all know about the wonderful interfaith wedding that took place on July 31st! No, the other one. The one involving our DD!

The wedding went great, and it was fun to meet the new relatives and spend time with both of our granddaughters.

Our daughter looked beautiful and happy. Her new husband looked pretty cute, too!

DH wore his tux. That's twice this year. A record!

Not to be outdone in all this cuteness was little Daphne. Not so little anymore, at 11 lbs.

We were a little concerned about fitting her into the slip I bought to go with the Avery Christening Gown (from Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren), which was rated for up to 10 lbs, but it was just right. She's long and lean, so the extra pound didn't matter.

Of course, nothing ever goes completely the way you expect. The rabbi who officiated spilled the wine, and I was so busy holding Miss Daphne, I didn't notice that I had lost the paper copy of the poem I was supposed to
read! ("Marriage," from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.) Fortunately, I had it on my iPad, which was in the stroller, so DH brought it to me just as DD's new MIL was finishing hers. I don't know if that was a first for iPad, but I was really happy I had it!

Miss Daphne was a perfect angel throughout the ceremony, watching her parents make an honest baby out of her! She remained calm for her naming ceremony, too, which was immediately after the wedding. She didn't cry, get hungry, mess her pants or spit up all over her gown!

After the naming ceremony she returned to my arms and watched as her parents marched down the aisle to the strains of "Great Balls of Fire!"

To be continued...

In the meantime, the week was not without fiber fun! I finished my Koolaid sock-blank socks on the trip down.

On the way back, I made progress on the socks I made from the KP bare sock yarn with Donegal that I dyed with Neon green food coloring.

We listened to Books 1-3 of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, which I can recommend if you like Koontz, which we do. I plan to download Book 4 from Audible for August. I have also been reading the real book, Clara Parkes' The Knitter's Book of Wool.

My app of the week has to be the free Flashlight app that comes with every iPad! You just turn on the iPad and point it where you left your glasses or shoes in your darkened hotel room when everyone is asleep! (It also works great in your lap or on the floor when you're spinning in the dark.)

Speaking of spinning, perhaps the highlight of the return trip for me was when we stopped at a motel to see if they had any rooms we could afford (they didn't) and I got WiFi for the few minutes we were in the lobby. I checked with KP first, of course, and found out about the new Spin Along! Whoopee!

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Comment by MargieCole on August 13, 2010 at 8:11am
Lovely Photos and of course loved the socks..
Comment by Peggy Stuart on August 13, 2010 at 7:28am
I really prefer cuff-down, but a change is always nice!
Comment by typhoonyoon on August 13, 2010 at 7:08am
Oh Peggy, everything turned out absolutely perfect. I am just so happy for you and your family’s joyous festivities.

And your socks are lovely. I quite like the colours you ended up with. I’ve been knitting socks toe-up since spring, and I fell in love with the method very much.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on August 8, 2010 at 6:12am
Indeed you are!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 8, 2010 at 4:52am
She doesn't realize that I'm getting better at this spinning thing... I haven't shown her any unknit yarn in a while.
Comment by cherylbwaters on August 7, 2010 at 10:16pm
That would tickle her red, oh, I mean pink.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 7, 2010 at 8:45pm
When I gave my gift to my friend the other day... she told me how her friends admired the scarves and shawls that I had knit for her. I explained to her that none of her gifts actually cost me more than about $4-6... but she added that she couldn't find anything like I had knit for her at any price.

Since she loves reds so much... I think the brandywine fiber I just dyed should be for her... gee.. gotta figure out a pattern... and have to see how the fiber spins out... This will be a special Christmas present...
Comment by Peggy Stuart on August 7, 2010 at 8:01pm
Most people have to pay a lot of money to be entertained! Our hobby is cheap, and then we get nice byproducts!
Comment by cherylbwaters on August 7, 2010 at 7:59pm
There is never any amount of money that can pay us for our time, but it is so worth the beautiful FOs we get.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on August 7, 2010 at 6:12pm

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