Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wedding Shawl...

It's been a little over a week since the wedding and while I don't yet have photos from the photographer, I thought I'd post an update.

Tina wore the shawl for only a short while and for a few photos. Everyone who saw the shawl commented on how pretty it was.

Since I had so much yarn leftover from the shawl, I decided to make something for the bridesmaids with it. I had less than a week to work on something, but an article in the most recent Spin Off magazine gave me an idea of what to make. The article was about chiengora yarn (dog hair) and included a pattern for coin purses. I'd planned to make a coin purse for myself using yarn made from Lila and Dafni's hair, the two dogs we lost recently, but I thought the alpaca yarn would also work well for my project. You can see the coin purses by visiting my blog Garden Of Eve. We tucked a pretty compact mirror into each one of the coin purses and gave them to the bridesmaids at the rehearsal dinner, they were thrilled with the little purses. I made an extra one for my daughter and it is what she used the day of the wedding. And would you believe I still have yarn left from that 1 skein of yarn? I'm setting it aside for something special.

Is everyone just about done with their shawls? I'm looking forward to starting another one, but have so much catching up to do around here, that I'm having trouble finding time to sit and knit.


Blogger Margaret Pittman/Heritage Yarns said...

I'm plugging along, Eve, and hoping to get a lot of knitting done this weekend while visiting. This is a long-range project for me with some smaller ones worked in between. I really must try to get a picture up soon of it unblocked.


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