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Wedding Knits

December 24, 2009

It’s been quiet around here for the past month, but that doesn’t mean that it’s been quiet around our house.  The holiday season grabbed me by the feet and swung me around a few times.  Now that I’m on break and back on my feet,  I’ve been able to think about blogging again.

If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know that I knit myself a wedding shawl, but of course that wasn’t the only knitting going on for the wedding.  I never really posted a final picture of the wedding shawl, and never talked about anything else, so I figured it was high time I did so.  Let’s start with the shawl, shall we?

Pattern: Forest Path Stole by Faina M. Letoutchaia
Yarn: Handspun 50/50 Merino Silk in natural white
Needle: US size 2

I didn’t get any great photos with it on me at the wedding because it was hot!  I didn’t actually need it, but I’m so glad I had it. This was the one piece of clothing that mattered to me the most.

About a month before the wedding I realized I had promised Anthony some wedding socks, and I hadn’t started any.  I turned these socks out in about two weeks, and they were perfect.

Photo from our photographer Charles

Pattern: Salida by Janneke Maat
Yarn: Monarch by flydesigns
Needle: US size 1 1/2

I also knit Anthony’s gift.  I gave Anthony his first sweater for our engagement, and so it only seemed fitting that I give him a sweater for the wedding.  This sweater took me forever due to knitting it only in secret!  Anthony sometimes comes to the coffee shop where I go to Thursday night knitting, but I had to ban him from coming just so I could work on it.

The photos were taken in the Chinese Garden in Portland, OR, which was a beautiful place to take some photos.

Pattern: Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood
Yarn: Bottom – Handspun – not sure what the fiber content is, but some combo of wool and silk
Top – Rowan Felted Tweed
Needles: US Size 5

As soon as the wedding was over, I had major cast-on-itis!  So I’ve been busily knitting (and finishing) many projects.  Plus, don’t be alarmed if the blog theme keeps changing. I’m playing with things, and haven’t been able to find something I’m happy with.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2010 1:37 am

    Wow–that forest path stole is gorgeous…well done! What a beautiful choice for a wedding stole even if it did end up being too hot to wear! Maybe the weather of your first year anniversary will be forgiving enough you could wear it then?

    Your other knits are also amazing…does Anthony know how lucky he is to get both socks and a sweater for his wedding? :)

  2. February 7, 2010 3:19 am

    Just found your blog, not going to toggle back to figure out how. :) Ironically, I’m thinking of making the very same shawl for my wedding. I will say, if DO knit it, it’ll be worn even if I’m on the face of the sun! Yours is beautiful! And the wedding socks are really nice as well. Congrats.

    • violinjodie permalink*
      February 15, 2010 3:21 am

      Thanks! It was tragic that it didn’t get worn as much as I wanted. Right now it’s in a sort-of limbo. I’m probably going to enter it at the Blacksheep Gathering here. After that, it may be dyed, or I’ll find some reason to use it more often. It certainly isn’t going to sit in a box all the time.

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