She has arrived!! My brother and his wife had their baby girl @ 12:59 am
10/14/07!! I delivered the Baby Beret to the hospital! It goes with the
Easy Baby Sweater I gave @ the shower. But, my niece is a peanut! 7lbs
1oz. So, she will be growing into it!!

On a knitting note!
Japanese culture has always fascinated me.... Now with DD wanting to wear
a Kimono for Halloween and really loving the culture... I found this!
If you visit the website you can see pictures...

Japanese Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Dresses

June is the month in which the most wedding ceremonies are held in Japan.
Unfortunately, Japan has the heavy wet season in June. We(Tata&Tatao)
believe June is the most improper month for wedding in the year, even it
is the best in Europe. It's muggy and sticky in Japan. However, Japanese
young women seem to wish being 'June brides' at any cost.

The Japanese wedding ceremonies cost much money. They cost about $30,000
on average. The wedding couples are not satisfied usual wedding
ceremonies, and they try to think out something breathtaking. In general,
the Japanese brides wear the ready-made dresses or the dresses for rent at
the ceremonies. For this reason, some brides make hand-sewn-dresses for
themselves or the mothers make them for their daughters.

Recently, here comes a new challenge. It is the hand knitted wedding
dress. Actually, 'the hand knitted dresses' are the composite with hand
knitting, machine knitting, crocheting, lacing, and sewing. Some dedicated
Japanese knitters are crazed with it. The leading knitting magazine
Keitodama featured 'knitted wedding dresses' three times.

At this precise moment, some knitters might be busy to get their work done
by the wedding ceremonies in June.

Anyway, do you want to attend one of the ceremonies as their own fashion
show? But be careful if you do. When you attend the Japanese wedding
ceremony, you must give a cash contribution about $400!

This website is great! I have come across it before but never really got a
chance to really look though it!!

Have a Knit-terrific Day!