A few weeks ago, I shared my three front-runners for the role of “gorgeous hand knitted shawl” in my upcoming spring wedding.
Since then, I’ve managed to:
- Eliminate one design (sorry Ishbel, you’re very pretty, but not quite what I’m looking for for my wedding).
- Choose a wedding dress.
- Admit to myself that I want something complicated and ornate, and that I don’t much care if it’s practical for everyday wear.
Here’s the dress:
I purchased this fun, silk number on sale last summer at White House Black Market, complete with killer matching sandals. The plan was to wear it on a vacation to visit friends in California. but the trip never happened (stupid summer flu). I shoved the dress into my closet and promptly forgot about it.
I know it’s wildly non-traditional, as far as wedding dresses go. But darn it, it looks dynamite on me. I wasn’t planning to go with traditional wedding attire anyway.
Now that I know I’ll be wearing a long, beachy dress, I’m able to imagine shawl pairings much more vividly. The long, sweeping shawls that would have looked odd worn over a pants outfit or knee-length skirt would work wonderfully well with this dress.
But then I also feel drawn to rectangular stoles. I haven’t quite kicked that urge.
Here is the current crop of contestants:
Survivors of the Last Shawl Scrimmage
I was waffling between these two shawls for a couple of weeks. Then I made the mistake of exploring Ravelry to see what other shawl designs Romi Hill had done….and then while I was at it, I looked at some of my friends’ favorites lists…and then I looked at what those designers had done.
The Young Upstarts
These are the newest designs that have captured my heart and rendered me almost incapable of making a decision.
You see my problem? These shawls are all totally amazing.
I have to make a decision and soon. There’s lots of knitting to be done and only a few months to do it in.
- Help Me Choose a Wedding Shawl to Knit (all-she-wants-to-do-is-knit.com)