Friday, November 11, 2011

finished object Friday

today's the day

111111 ... Remembrance Day ... and also the day that Gavin and I are making it official. Later today we're exchanging vows in front of family and friends after living together for fourteen years. Earlier this week I finished my Scoop pullover so it's ready to debut this evening. Our main wedding colour is red, exactly this poppy red of the Mission Falls 1824 yarn from my stash. Enough for the entire sweater with three-quarter length sleeves with a couple of balls of yarn left over. One thing though, I think I may duplicate stitch on the inside of the sweater at each side of the yoke to reinforce it - I still think the welts sag more than I'd like when worn.

And it's Remembrance Day. Earlier this week I bought a poppy at a neighbourhood store. When I stuffed my $10 bill in the box the teenager at the cash remarked "That's very generous" in a tone which implied that she thought I was overpaying. Really? Considering that Canadian soldiers liberated the Netherlands from Nazi occupation at the end of World War II, it seems like a pittance. My Mom would tell us stories about when the Canadian soldiers arrived, bringing with them gifts of chocolates, sugar and cigarettes. And every year that she was able, she walked in the annual four day Nijmegen March through the RBG in Hamilton. Certainly my family can never repay the sacrifices of the Canadian soldiers and their families.

Have a great day everyone! I know we will. And have a look at Tami's Amis to see all the fabulous finishes.

19 comments:

Nicole said...

Enjoy your special day :) That sweater seems perfect for the occasion!

pinkundine said...

Congrats - hope you enjoy your day :)

Your sweater looks gorgeous, glad it is finished in time to show off tonight!

Stacey said...

CONGRATS! So funny we both had the same idea :)

Best wishes!

CTJen said...

Congratulations on your special day. the sweater is gorgeous!

Affiknitty said...

Congratulations! How wonderful to wear something beautiful which you made yourself.

SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

I hope you have a fantastic day! It looks gorgeous!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your Remembrance Day story.

Liz said...

Congratulations, I hope you have a fantastic day! <3 The sweater looks awesome too!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Congrats on making it official!

The sweater is gorgeous!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Enjoy your day and congratulations! The sweater looks great...

Dee said...

Congrats! Hope you have a wonderful day.

nursenikkiknits said...

Congratulations! I hope you have had a beautiful day. You look stunning in your gorgeous red sweater.

autumngeisha said...

Congratulations! The sweater looks amazing on you.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Congratulations, hope you had a loely day. Your sweater looks super

WildflowerWool said...

I hope you had a wonderful day!!
The sweater is beautiful!

Catherine said...

congratulations on your wedding - I hope the day was wonderful. Love teh sweater too!

Chrisknits said...

Beautiful. Congrat and good luck!

kitenswithmittens said...

Wishing you continued happiness.
The sweater looks great!
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Alisha said...

Congratulations....so sweet.

I adore that sweater. It looks awesome on you!