Saturday, May 23, 2009

Counting Down

And I'm back. Sorry for the unexpected hiatus. Sometimes life gets so busy that I can't even think about taking pictures, let along blogging. Here's hoping there is more blogging in my future.

Speaking of the future, who knows what they are doing exactly one year from today? I do! I'm going to be getting married! In honour of my pre-iversary, I am going to show some of the wedding knitting I have planned.

On the left is Seasilk left over from a shawl I made a few years ago. I think it will be perfect for my garter and my something blue. I'm going to use this pattern. 

On the right is Louisa Hardin's Jasmine, a neat blend of cotton and silk with some sparkly stuff thrown in for good measure.

Look at it sparkle! I'm going to make a little purse in which my mom will carry my rings. I'm having trouble deciding between the Generations Purse and Bride's Sachet Purse. Please leave me a comment to help me decide.
ETA: The Mother has spoken and it shall be the Generations Purse. I might actually cast on tonight. I have two large projects on the needles and it would be fun to do something fast.

The only wedding knitting that I've actually started are the bridesmaid shrugs in glorious undyed Malabrigo Worsted. This stuff is amazingly soft but I'm going to have to be diligent and pick out all the cat hair. 
On the bottom is my swatch. Got gauge first try, baby! On the left you can see the beginnings of the first sleeve. Clearly I still have a lot of knitting ahead of me.

And just because, here's a picture of my handsome and silly groom-to-be:


Anonymous said...

Hooray! I love that blue silk. So shiny.
For the record, I like the Generations Purse.

Bertha said...

Oh wow! I didn't even know you could get undyed malabrigo! perfect! I think of those two, I like the generations purse best, but they are both pretty!

Maureen said...

I definitely like the generations purse better. But it could just be because I could actually see what it looks like from its picture! I'm glad to see that you are back to blogging.
Love you, MOM

Anonymous said...

Awww, Cleo. Hope she's feeling better. Also, love the Malabrigo. :)

Team Knit ! said...

Good call on the generation purse- it'll be perfect!! I knitted wraps for my bridal party, your shrugs will be wonderful. And a sexy garter- very awesome!!

- Julie