12 September 2006

Sweet child o' mine.

(I tried to get fancy with font size but I ended up messing it all up and now I'm super tired & don't feel like fixing it.)

I really do do more than just knit all the time - I'm often out experiencing awesome times with my awesome friends & I've decided to start sharing that stuff more on my blog.

This past Saturday Gord & I packed our bindles & set out to the Toronto Botanical Gardens to see my friend Krondor Stephen get married to his lovely lady Lorraine.


The ceremony was touching, the bride and groom were handsome & beautiful & Gord I were *starving. (This is forshadowing) After they said their "I Do's" there were cocktails & appetizers & funtime chit-chat. Unfortunately for me, there was far more wine than there was delicious little brie & Asparagus cups so it didn't take long for me to get high on the sass-o-meter.

Maybe it had something to do with the field of mushrooms we happened upon.
You know, I'm 30 now, and every once in a while I'm slapped in my (still extremely young looking) face with little social intricacies that I know nothing about. For instance, when we sat down to dinner I felt like a hillbilly bumpkin on account of I didn't know where to put my (crazy adorable merimekko) clutch. It wasn't until my 4th glass of wine that I noticed little clutches sitting neatly under the chairs of their owners. That's when I became.....a woman.


It should be noted here that I don't *really* think this photo is blog material, but as one of my few memories of the evening is of me exclaiming "I'm going to put this on my blog!" after I took this, I feel I should honour my own promise.

I also said I'd blog this photo:


It's well lit, so it at least looks a little classy.

My next social faux-pas came when I eagerly poured wine into my champagne glass. Egg on my face! Isn't it funny how far more dramatic situations seem when you're drunk. I mean, I felt this was photo worthy.


When clearly, it is not.

This however, was. A CANDY BUFFET!

I think i ate some jelly beans and a mini Goodbar. I don't remember. I realize these photos don't look all that "crazy" but imagine the hilarious audio dialogue that would have accompanied these photos....for 6 hours straight!


Gord really does deserve a round of applause for putting up with me. But hey, I came home with a bunch of condoms, some dental floss & a jar of Advil, so it's not like I didn't make up for my shinanigans. (They were COMPLIMENTARY in the women's washroom....free for the taking. I chose to fill my bra with them. That's what it was FOR.)

The next day was spent rejuvinating & finishing these Jaywalkers....for me!

14 comments:

Ignoble Jen said...

Witty, gorgeous and delightful!

knittykat said...

You filled your bra with condoms & Advil? Really? :-)

Mr. Knitty says you sound very well prepared ;-) He's reading over my shoulder. & slightly drunk himself.

Love all the pics!

crazy.knitting.lady said...

Hi Nicole!
I just wanted to say thanks for the comment and I hope Ivy works well for you! What yarn are you using, just out of curiosity? ;)

That looks like one great wedding reception.

Miss13 said...

We are so knit from the smae yarn - Girl I love ya....

I love the documentary of your night out, cant wait for more ^_^

Susannah said...

Krondor looks so slick! And Lorraine is a fox! A fox in a strapless wedding gown!

If I ever actually do get married, I'm definitely inviting the Winer, although we may have to frisk you as you leave.

pageblank said...

Stephen and Lorraine look great! And I'm happy they are happy together. They are terrific folks and deserve to be mondo-happy.

I was not invited (and I didn't expect to be - I'm not sour about this) but I saw Patrick the night before, and told him to pass my best wishes along. I hope the potent cocktail of intoxicants perpetually swimming in Patchy's bloodstream did not prevent birthday wishes from being passed.

Rasheeda1983Ali said...

Hi! I came across one of your blogs where you were talking about the "built by wendy" simplicity patterns. WHERE DID YOU GET IT FROM!!!!! I am going crazy looking! I tried fabricland, but apparently they don't sell them! Could you please PLEASE email me at rasheeda_a@hotmail.com and let me know, this is literally life and death!
P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shirt you made! It looks friggin awesome!

Rasheeda :)

Rasheeda1983Ali said...

Hi! I came across one of your blogs where you were talking about the "built by wendy" simplicity patterns. WHERE DID YOU GET IT FROM!!!!! I am going crazy looking! I tried fabricland, but apparently they don't sell them! Could you please PLEASE email me at rasheeda_a@hotmail.com and let me know, this is literally life and death!
P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shirt you made! It looks friggin awesome!

Rasheeda :)

Rasheeda1983Ali said...

Hi! I came across one of your blogs where you were talking about the "built by wendy" simplicity patterns. WHERE DID YOU GET IT FROM!!!!! I am going crazy looking! I tried fabricland, but apparently they don't sell them! Could you please PLEASE email me at rasheeda_a@hotmail.com and let me know, this is literally life and death!
P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shirt you made! It looks friggin awesome!

Rasheeda :)

cara said...

Were those yellow things blobs of butter?

Guess I'm not classy either!

pageblank said...

Wedding! Not birthday! Wedding! Or marriage! Or whatever the proper, non-birthday word is!

My God! You get a lot of knitting traffic!

nicole said...

Yes Pageblank, what may seem to be a simple hobby to my non-knitting friends is a *way of life* to my knitting peers. It's so exciting to get knitting traffic!
And Rasheeda,Built by Wendy patterns are available wherever Simplicity patterns can be found - I bought mine at Walmart (shhhh! don't tell anyone I actually bought something there)

nicole said...

Oh, and yes Cara - Balls of butter! Decadent!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh man, the bra full of condoms made me laugh out loud.