Wedding Pictures

So about that whole wedding thing…

It was a lot of fun. It was great to see Kaetchen again in person. I discovered that I am known to some of her friends as “That Internet Guy” which amuses me to no end. It was really surprising how many of her friends and relatives weren’t aware of her blog.

Mr. Kaetchen is a nice guy. I didn’t get to know him as well as I would have liked, but hopefully I’ll get to seem them again. I knew I liked his style when Kaetchen told me that he wanted to have a roast pig as the entree at their reception. And much to my surprise, they actually got one.

Um, don’t click this link, Cari. You’ll puke.
Last kiss for a condemned pig.

Just before the pig’s last kiss came the newlyweds’ first one.

mrs first kiss.jpg

And to keep my hands busy on the flights to and from Sacramento, I took some of the extra Magpie from Café Bastille and cast on for a matching hat.

saxon braid hat.jpg

The idea here was to knit a strip long enough to wrap around my head and then graft the ends together to form an uninterrupted cable. You can see where I did a provisional cast on to leave live stitches for grafting. I finished the band and Kitchenered it on the last leg of my flight, but it didn’t come out all that well. I think I’m going to undo it and try again. Been a long time since I did any grafting and I’ve never been much good at it.

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  1. Jess Says:

    I find that kitchener stitch is a lot easier if you knit about an inch in stockinette stitch using waste yarn on each side about to be (for lack of a better word/enough coffee in my system) “kitchenered”, and then try kitchener stitch. Once you are done, just unravel the stockinette stitch chunks, and you have a beautifully joined piece.

    Best of luck!

  2. Kaetchen Says:

    I love that in the background, watching your snout meet the pig’s, are Niblet and his friend, full of horror and glee. Little boys rock.

    We’re so glad you were here!

  3. heatherly w Says:

    do you know????

  4. David Says:

    Heh. Upon closer inspection, those two pages appear to have been written by the same person. No wonder they’re both good.

  5. David Says:

    I told you! Didn’t I tell you?

    Thanks for the link. More Kitchner directions are always welcome. Pippy had pointed me to these directions from Knitty which worked pretty good too.

  6. Cari Says:

    Ahhhhh!!!! I clicked the link! I clicked the link!!! AHHHHH!!!


    Oh, and in spite of the quaking in my wee vegetarian heart, here are the best Kitchener instructions in all the land: