Officially married

We finally got our marriage certificate in the mail today! Exactly 2 months and 1 day after the wedding date. Even though I had to call to “remind” them about the fact that we hadn’t received the license, I am excited anyway. Now onto name changing (I hyphenated), which should suck as I have to hit the Social Security and the DMV which are both notoriously slow at getting ANYTHING done. We’ll see how long I stand in line… I’ll make sure to take my knitting with me.

I have decided that I would really love to knit at least 80% of my Christmas gifts this year. However, starting so late, I’m not sure how much of that I will actually be able to do. Hopefully enough so that I don’t feel like a complete slacker, as I often do with knitting! I think I will make socks for my stepdad, perhaps a shawl for my mom, a sweater dress for my sister (luckily she’s very skinny, so she’ll fit into the Twinkle patterns, LOL), a hat for hubby, a hoodie for the nephew, and I have no idea what else for my cousins, the in laws and friends. Not sure if I can finish even half of these projects, but I’ll try! I have the hoodie well on its way and really all I have left to do is sew it up and man do I hate doing that! Anyone else just can’t stand finishing things? I love the knitting part but sewing is just NO fun.

I’ll finish this post with a picture of one of my last FO’s (finished objects for those non-knitters). I will probably be leaving every post with a picture as I really am photo-obsessed. 🙂

This was a tank top made from the awesome book And So To Bed. It’s supposed to be a PJ, but really, I think it’s too cute to be worn to bed! I gave it to my friend’s daughter but she also has a new baby, so I’m sure I won’t get a pic of her wearing it for a while. I really loved how it turned out and it was the first time I ever crocheted anything in my life (the border is crochet) and I found it not so hard… much easier than knitting for sure!

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5 responses to “Officially married

  1. Ria 11.15.2008 at 11:05 am

    Congratulations! I don’t know how NY is but NJ wasn’t bad with the drivers license once I had the SS card and license.

    I have just reduced my Christmas knit list… Too stressful.

  2. gilding 11.15.2008 at 12:35 pm

    Hyphenating your name is great. That’s what I did, too. It has the great advantage of legally linking your married name to the name on your birth certificate. This has come in handy whenever I’ve had to deal with paperwork .

  3. Lina 11.16.2008 at 12:07 am

    Ria, thanks for the congrats! I’m sure the Christmas list will actually be too much for me and I’ll end up cutting a LOT of it out, but I’m going to try and not get stressed about it! 🙂

    Gilding, I’m glad I hyphenated as well. I’m a scientist and I’ll be glad that at least my maiden name will be on my published papers.

  4. Liz 11.16.2008 at 12:42 pm

    I have been married for 33 years, and only just realized that I never got a copy of my license, but now I have corrected that problem. Congratulations and best wishes to you on your marriage.

    Welcome back to blogging!

  5. yarndancer 11.26.2008 at 5:53 am

    That’s such a cute top! Congrats both on getting married, and on getting your certificate!

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