Last week I started knitting what I hope will be my glorious lace wedding shawl.
By popular demand (and also because I liked this pattern a whole heck of a lot) I am knitting Fiori Di Sole, by Romi Hill.
I wasn’t totally sold on this shawl, until one of by blog commenters suggested using gold silk. I had a sudden vision of myself wrapped in warmth and light. A golden glow. I knew that was IT.
I went to Webs to search for the right yarn, and darn if it wasn’t almost impossible to find the right color and fiber content in the right weight. There were lots of wonderful options in worsted or fingering weight, but not very many options in lace weight. Usually my problem when shopping on Webs is that I’m spoiled for choice, not that I come up dry.
Much Googling ensued and eventually I stumbled upon the Loopy Ewe’s Web site, where I found a cashmere/silk blend by Sweet Georgia that was just the ticket.
And what ticket it was, at $35 per skein. I had to remind myself:
It’s OK. This is for your wedding. You’re buying this yarn instead of a fancy dress. For the price of the 4 skeins you need you wouldn’t even be able to buy a veil at Kleinfeld’s.
Say No to the Dress. Say Yes to the Shawl.
So I ordered the yarn and began working with it almost as soon as it arrived.
Charts A -D flew by. Now I’m working on five repeats of Chart E. Many many rows of cute little leaves.
I’ve only made a few mistakes so far, but they’re not obvious and I’m not telling you where they are.
This shawl is so much fun to knit, so long as I remember to use lots of markers. I love lace. It keeps me entertained for hours. Joy to the lace…la la la la.
Just watch. My next post will be about how much I hate lace and how I want it to curl up and die.
To be continued…
Q – Fabulous!!! The yarn is to die for. And, I love Romi Hill’s patterns and yes I use TONS of markers when knitting her designs. You will make a stunning bride.
(that’s ‘pretty’ in the voice i usually reserve for polka-dot delights, squishy yarn, and when I want to say squee but know that it will take too long to explain what squee means)
You are going to be such a happy bride.
I know precisely what squee means 😉
It looks beautiful. It will be very special to knit your own.
Awesome and I can’t sit to see it knitted up in that gorgeous yarn 🙂
I meant “wait” to see it … silly iPad!
Thanks! You know, when I saw your first comment the wrong word didn’t even register.
Yeah! That was my favorite. And that yarn is simply gorgeous.
Gorgeous! Looking forward to progress reports. (I am so excited for you.)
You’re going to look gorgeous! Let’s just hope that not some crazy knitter ruins the ceremony by sidling up to you, fingering your shawl and taking notes of the lace pattern… 🙂
Yay! My favourite choice 😀 Can’t wait to see it finished!!
I got engaged a couple of months ago and I’ve already had to talk myself down from the ledge of craziness that would be knitting my own dress and/or my own veil. But knitting a shawl? That seems totally doable…..
Good luck with yours – it’s gorgeous!
I love SweetGeorgia’s yarns, the colours are so lush. I realize this may be a little late, but can I recommend putting in a lifeline somewhere? Just in case you realize there’s a mistake and have to rip back, it would save you ripping to who knows where, and (probably) give you a little piece of mind.
I cannot wait to see this finished!
Don’t worry. I’ve been putting in life lines between charts and chart repeats.
That is going to be gorgeous. Well worth it. 🙂
Yay!!! Love the shawl, love the yarn!!!! This is going to be sooo pretty!!! Can’t wait to see this finished!!
That’s going to be a lovely shawl, especially in that color. Great choice!
Great choice of pattern and colour! Can’t wait to see it finished! It will look lovely with your dress!
Gorgeous – I can’t wait to see the finished shawl!
this will be gorgeous, you’ll be a wonderful bride with your unusual dress and this beauty. don’t worry about the mistakes, you’re the only one to know where they are, nobody will notice them
I think everything I’ve ever knitted has had at least one mistake in it.
ROFL!! A.M.: I love lace!! P.M.: I hate lace!! In between: What the heck was I thinking?!
It’s going to be lovely. 🙂
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