Sunday, July 6, 2008

at last

Last weekend was the wedding of my beloved friends Luke and Meghan. Also known as Mook and Leg. The ceremony was beautiful. They whispered their vows- if you weren't already crying that put you over the edge! The ceremony was so perfectly earnest and authentic. And I couldn't be happier for the two of them. Everything about that day felt so honest- love the way we all dream of.

It took me seemingly forever but I finally finished the blanket I knitted for them. It's incredibly hard to decide what to give a couple moving overseas. I wanted to give them something personal, something I made for them, that would hopefully become something sentimental. Something that in later years they could look and remember as a gift they received for a special day. And I knew that if I asked about a gift registry I'd be met with dismissive laughs.

However, there was no way I was not giving them a gift, so eventually I decided to undertake my first blanket.

It measures approx. 4' x 6'. I used Caron Natural Spa Yarn, a bamboo blend which felt as soft as silk. The color was called Misty Taupe though to my eyes, and certainly in this picture it appeared very silver. I used a 10.5 needle- in a 45" length- I had to double the yarn up to be thick enough. The pattern is also called bamboo and came from my Stitchionary.

I had to leave the celebrations earlier than anticipated, so I presented the gift to them the night before their wedding. It produced tears from Meghan which nearly brought them out in me! It meant a lot to me that they were so touched by my gift.

I'm now onto a sweater I'm making from Suss Love in chocolate. The tactel nylon feels amazing and I almost look forward to fall so I can wear it.. pictures to follow.

1 comment:

joAnn said...

beautiful photos and a beautiful gift, lizz. hoping i see you soon...