Monday, May 31, 2010

Totally overwhelmed

Last Tuesday I had one of the more overwhelming evenings of my life. I already knew I'd got a special parcel on its way to me (it got as far as our front door on Monday and was retrieved from Staines post office on Saturday. No pics or further details yet as it is Something For Wearing At The Wedding and therefore cannot be revealed as the OH reads this blog). The others at knitting group had requested that I brought the OH along to last week's meeting, which I duly did, thinking that maybe they had a wedding card for us or something.

The "something" was right - look at this. A whole knitted wedding cake!! Isn't it cool?! The detail is absolutely amazing, right down to my hairdo and our wedding rings. And the flowers are in our wedding colour scheme. An enormous amount of work has gone into it as there are loads of little bits that had to be sewn together. So the OH makes his debut appearance on my blog in knitted format!

The pattern is apparently the Alan Dart wedding cake, but heavily adapted - look, ours has two tiers!

Then, just when I was getting totally overwhelmed and little over-emotional Wannaknit handed us a parcel passed on from Greensideknits in London.

Some members of the Archers Listeners group on Ravelry, had got in touch with each other and decided to form the "Ambridge Knitting Circle" (complete with its own secret Ravelry group!) and make us a wedding blanket! Each of the squares is something to do with the Archers, or related to us, and they have come from all over the place, been assembled by Greensideknits, who also knitted the borders using her own hand-dyed yarn (which, it turns out, is in the same colour as the bridesmaids dresses!), everyone supplied a postcard from where they live and there's also a little book with all the postcards in and an explanation of all the squares! Isn't it cool?!

So, again, totally overwhelming. I am planning to blog about all the squares properly and explain what they are, but I think that's going to have to wait until after the wedding now...

Thank you to everyone for the amazing gifts!

Oh, and in case anyone is wondering, the Archers is a totally addictive soap on radio 4. I've only been listening to it for five or so years, but it quickly became addictive.


sue said...

I think I would be totally overwhelmed too receiving such gorgeous wedding pressies. The cake looks absolutely amazing. I adore the blanket too, love the tractor square!

acrylik said...

Absolutely amazing - all the love that has gone into every stitch of those beautiful gifts - totally overwhelming.

Wishing you both all the best for your wedding day, and a wonderful life together.

KnitYoga said...

Wow, what amazing and very special gifts! All the very best to you both for your wedding day and may you have many happy years together.

Victoria said...

WOW. I know I would be speechless if in your position. Everything is magnificent and gorgeous! How great for you!!!

I love the blanket idea with all of the squares. When things get settled back down, you will have to share what all the squares are about!

Linda said...

Oh wow! That is just wonderful, I love the blanket particulary.

Mary Anne said...

awwww, those are gorgeous pressies! I love the cake, what an amazing amount of work and love went into making that - and the blanket too, of course.