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.