If you decide you want to cover them, the best thing I know of is Sally Hansen spray-on pantyhose. I use it to cover my tattoos when I do plays and it is awesome. It only costs about $8 and each can has many many uses. It's an aerosol makeup which is virtually transfer-proof (you have to wash it off with soap and a washcloth).
That said, I think it is totally appropriate for a bride to let her tattoos show--anyone who knows you probably already knows you have them,--but the last thing I would want to do on my wedding day is defend myself against picky old in-laws, so I guess I'm not sure what I'd do . . .
UPDATE: You can get it at Wal-mart or probably most drug stores. There might be similar products by other brands, but this is the only one I've tried. Also, the directions say to spray into your hands then rub on, but for tattoos I spray right on then blend the edges.
If you are not turning your work over with each new row then Congratulations! You are ambidextrous!
Most of us turn it over so we are always working right to left (or vice versa for the south paws). I think the confusion over the chain and the end of the row is one of the most common hangups of a beginner. Keep in mind that, if your are making an even piece with no intended increases or decreases, each stitch you make should line up with each stitch in the row before/beneath it. When you make your chain and you start the first real stitch of the row, look beneath and make sure the chain lines up to a stitch and your first real stitch lines up to the next stitch.
Practically every lotion on the shelf has alcohol in it (what!?) so I only use Eucerin, prescription cortisone cream, pure vitamin e oil (look near the vitamin supplements), or lanolin on my skin. Also, I know you said you didn't want to go to the dermo, but my doctor gave me a shot of cortisone and it was like magic. It was really cheap too.
If you are going to style your hair with heat, try washing your hair a day or two (or more) before your big night. I hair is very thick and straight, and positively will not hold a curl when it is clean because it is too slippery. I also work hair spray or gel into my hair before curling. That makes it more obedient. Good luck!
The Romantics of the 18th century hated cities, industry, and everything urban, right? They thought city life led to corruption and children should be sent to remote rural homes where their natural innocence could be preserved. Right?
I think of a juxtaposition of the industrial revolution and untouched wilderness. Like factories and flowers, or sweatshops and woodland creatures.
I have been begging my brother to make me one FOREVERRRRRR. I have seen one that seemed make-able. I will try to describe it.
There were 2 or three bases made of heavy wooden squares. Each base had pvc piping with a, um, circle or ring shaped piece at the top. The barre itself was a wooden banister which slid through the pvc circle/rings. There must have been something to keep the banister from sliding back and forth and there may have been something inside the pvc supports to add stability.
I don't know if that makes any sense or gives you any ideas, but good luck!