So here's the deal: I bravely offered to knit a wedding shawl
. I don't know if this makes me crazy or the best friend ever. But this is *the* occasion to get carried away, right? And I wasn't the only one, others were volunteering to do things for the bride
("I can do the invitations!" "I'd love to make the cake!" "you could get married in my garden!" etc). I think we overwhelmed the bride a little... In a good way, of course. :)
Anyway, my words just sunk in this past weekend, when the bride realized that she did, in fact, want a lace shawl. I emailed her a list of links: the Flower Basket shawl
(which I've made
, the Lotus Blossom shawl
(which I also made
) and the Swallowtail shawl. She picked Swallowtail! Smart bride.
Now, I didn't tell you that I cast on for this shawl before I even got my issue of IK (I begged Iraida
to loan me the pattern). In fact, I bought the yarn --Misti Alpaca Lace
in a dark sage green-- when the preview
went up on the IK website! And I even cast on for this project. And then.... Well... Other projects were calling to me, see?
But now, it's going to be all Swallowtail, all the time. The wedding is in 18 days!! I'm going to post pics so you can monitor my progress. And make bets on whether or not I'll make the deadline.
(Oh, and did I mention I wanted to make the shawl larger?).