Ripple baby blanket

So I took a break from my retro ripple blanket to make a gift for a friend who’s expecting a baby next month. I basically used the same pattern but did four rows each of three different colors (neutral since we didn’t know the sex of the baby). The only thing I would change is that it was much too wide and I ended up with a horizontal blanket instead of a vertical one. I don’t think it matters at all, it just wasn’t how I intended it to look.

Unfortunately I was in such a rush to get out the door I didn’t remember to take a photo of it. Luckily the baby shower host snapped one. She looks happy!

Ode to ripe strawberries

I was so happy to find at last weekend’s farmers market that we’ve entered into that very short period of time when homegrown strawberries are ripe. They’re still a little tart, but the color alone is worth a few oohs and ahhs.

Last year I found a vendor, a berry farm, that sells jam in addition to fresh berries, and they have the most incredible strawberry jam you’ve ever tasted. Just look at how red it is.

I need to be alone with my toast now.

We set a date!

In all my recounting of the Denver trip I guess I sort of skimmed over the fact that we set a date for our wedding. We will be getting married Sept. 18, 2010 in Lutsen, Minnesota. The resort there is just beautiful, and we will be able to have the ceremony right next to the water (weather permitting, of course).

This was the first major decision we’ve had to make for the wedding, so it feels amazing to actually get started planning this thing!