You all have heard me talk about my sisters. My girls. One I knit with, the other I have knit for. We like to sing Karaoke Revolution and eat REALLY large bowls of Baskin Robbins ice cream (Peanut Butter-and-Chocolate and Gold Medal Ribbon to be exact.) I love my sisters.
Last weekend, little Bri got engaged. To a boy named Adam (note to self: must find out if Adam is okay with me writing his name and talking about him on my blog. Update: not only is he cool with it, I even got permission to post a picture. Point for Adam. ) I am thrilled about this news. I like this Adam since I think he knows how lucky he is to have my sister love him. Bri is happy in that good wholesome way which makes me feel right about things.
Cute Bri and Adam
I have been asked a lot how I am feeling and if I am okay with the news. Well, we are not living in Jane Austen times. I am okay with the younger sister getting married before her elders. Bri is no Lydia Bennet either. She is smart and knows who she is. She has a career she loves and a great perspective on life. She is ready. I think the only thing I will have a hard time with is that this event changes everything. It an ending. She is no longer only my Bri she is also some guy Adam’s Bri. I have to share and I am not sure how I feel about that.
On the other hand, I am gaining another brother right? Maybe he will let me knit him a hat or something–that could be fun. So it is also a beginning.
Much like life, knitting also has it’s beginnings and endings. (Nice segue right?) Soon to be ended is my Phildar Zip Cardigan as the zipper arrived in the mail Friday! As soon as Ann can get her sewing machine over here I will have a FO. I am so excited to show you this sweater–I think it is going to be one of my favorites.
As for beginnings…my knit picks needles arrived today too so work on the Dollar and a Half Cardigan can finally begin.
And of course, I mustn’t forget Blithe. See what has begun…
(fyi-color less baby blue in real life–is is more like a nice deep gray blue)
One thing knitting has taught me…new beginnings can be a very good thing.
The following 21 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Congratulations to Bri! That’s excellent news.
Am very jealous of the Blythe. I’m definately ordering one soon. It’ll be a 21st birthday present to myself.
Congratulations to Adam and Bri!!
How exciting for your whole family.
Congratulations to Bri! Your family must be so excited for her (and for Adam, too.)
You whipped right through the cardigana and will Blythe, too! They are both going to be fabulous on you!
Congratulations to them and you! They make such a sweet couple.
Can’t wait to see the cardigan, but Blithe is stealing my heart! Is that mostly-garter-with-some-purling on the bottom? It’s a neat effect.
Congrats to Bri and Adam. What a sweet photo of them.
We’re all most definitely looking forward to seeing your completed cardigan and that Blithe.. wow. I might have to buy myself one of those too. It is going to be so pretty.
congrats to your sister! yeah!!! Blithe is turning out so freaking nice. Stop knitting nice things, you make we want to make them too!!!!
Congrats to your sister & your whole family! What a great “older sister” posting on it all!
The new sweater is looking great!
Congrats to Bri and Adam. Gee, I wonder where they’re standing?!
Congrats to Bri! I think you and Kara need to knit her wedding dress.
What a lucky lil sister to have such a caring older one!
I’m a loving Blithe and have almost ordered it like 5 times…
Congrats, also, to Bri and Adam. Whoa! I think I want to just stop time for a minute and let everybody around me get older. Alas, I must move on with time also. I think you need to make the cute couple some matching hats for their wedding. ; )
As for your projects HURRAH! You are the KNITTING MASTA!!! HI-YA! (I live in the land of little boy cartoons!! This is what Kekoa tells me when he is happy!)
Congrats to the happy couple!
I know what you mean, though. Although we all got married around the same time, basically 3 of us within a year, my oldest sister started her family right away, and I and my younger sister both waited for almost ten years. It was strange not being in the same stage of life as she was for so many years. Sisterhood is a strong enough bond to take it, though.
Congratulations to Bri and Adam! They make a beautiful couple!
It is definitely an adjustment when one of the sisters gets married, and the other(s) have not yet, but you are all close, and will make the adjustment just fine. Married or not, girltime is always important!
Congrats to your sister! I understand it being bittersweet, but “that Adam” must be pretty cool to let you post a picture on the blog and all
Erin! I can’t believe your little sister is getting married! I remember when she was just a little girl called Breezy. Congrats to her and to your family. I know what it’s like for younger siblings to get married first. Good thing we’re not in Jane Austin’s world. Love and miss you!
Congratulations to Bri and Adam! You have such a great family!
Your Blith looks soooo good, can’t wait to start mine. Congragulations to Adam and Best wishes to Bri. They look so happy!
How exciting for Adam and Bri! My best wishes go to them. Marriage is awesome and having more siblings is awesomer (yes, awesomer) I love all my new brothers and sisters-in-law, you’ll love it too!
blithe is looking fabulous. You’re really chugging through it. also, i may have completely copied you again and bought the same yarn in the same color for the dollar and a half cardigan. flattery. it’s flattery. it’s not creepy, i swear.
Congrats on the engagement for Bri and Adam! That’s wonderful. It’s a bit bittersweet, but happy nonetheless.
Congrats to Bri and Adam!
blithe is looking amazing, your really flying along
Congratulations to your sister! It may seem like an ending, but you’re right, it’s only just the beginning!