I am not sure what a bride should be thinking about in the week before her wedding but for me the topic I default to is the same as usual - knitting.
While waiting for the pooch to make an appearance I did a little bit of browsing in accessorise and saw this.
I was introduced to the old song 'Life is just a bowl of cherries' via one of David Suchet's outings as Poirot in the 1980s. At the time it did strike me as slightly odd that there were two drunken women sitting on the steps of his flat singing at some early hour of the morning and as I have grown up it has really come home to me how extremely unlikely it was that Poirot would smile benevolently at them as he does in that episode. Wouldn't he instead run around shouting 'mon dieu' and complaining that his little grey cells couldn't function without uninterrupted speech? From all this you might be forgiven for thinking that I had been suffering with noisy neighbours again. But actually I've just been eating cherries.
On the subject of agatha christie though, and since I seem determined to make this one of those really long blog posts, I was again reminded of miss marple's knitting today. I am a member of the miss marple group on ravelry and they have been discussing some of the things she knits. But there is one cardigan that geraldine mcthing wears in the new versions with an overlapping neck that I know would look awful on me but still covet. I was reminded of this when I saw the fall preview of Interweave Knits, which contains many many many things I want to wear. But the one that made me think of miss marple is tilted duster, although if she were knitting for herself I can see her much more in tangled yoke cardigan which I think is an absolutely stunning design.
So yes, here I am one week before my wedding. Um. Yep. I just can't wait for it to be over. One more week and then I get my life back and can take a break from everyone constantly asking me whether I've got it all sorted yet. I am now looking beyond the wedding which is why I decided to sign up for secret pal 11. I had thought of sitting this one out as I normally do alternate but I had such a good time with 10 I thought I might as well. Sign ups close on monday so hop over there quickly if you're interested. As I sit here typing this I am wearing the socks my pal from sp10 knitted me. They are just so lovely. Each time I get them out they make me so happy - never underestimate the power of the sock!