Monday, February 19, 2007

Wedding Knitting

So, here I am... less than 6 months to go before I am a Mrs. and all I can think about is how to incorporate knitting or yarn into my wedding! Now, I am not talking about knitting a dress, or food, or doves (if you are confused, see this)! I was thinking about knitting small bags for favors or maybe some coasters, but I want to see if anyone had a great idea since I am not totally in love with either idea). Ideally, I would like it to be something small that is found on each person's plate (perhaps a felted or crocheted flower?), or something that could be used as a table assignment or part of the guest book. Any takers?!

Here are some bags I've been toying with:



I've also decided that I will be knitting myself a wedding shawl. You'll have to wait a few weeks to see the start of that. I'm also going to be knitting something from the new Rowan magazine to maybe wear around at night if it isn't too warm. Pretty huh?! I just need to ditch the extra white ruffle hanging off the end.

16 Comments:

At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Sharon said...

Dani we did little bags like you showed, only lacier, and filled them with sugar almonds and pillow mints (the names came from the shop). We tied them with ribbon that matched the bridesmaids' dresses and attached a tag we made on the computer, thanking the guests. I made Carrie a small silk shrug (one ball wonder) from silk yarn that sort of matched her dress, but it was so hot that day she had to take it off part-way through the ceremony. I made a sea-silk shawl for myself and it was also too hot to wear it until later in the evening. It was hard to find something for favors that looked nice at each plate (and I did get sick of knitting 120 bags) but we had a lot of compliments. Good luck with your search.

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger Stacy Z said...

I love the sweater you picked out. That is actually on my to knit list - just waiting for my LYS to get the book!

I did all the jewelry for our wedding so I did not do much with the favors, but I was thrilled that I had made my veil become a shawl (it was silk tulle and hand beaded) because it was so nice to have my arms covered. I think you will really find that you would use a lacy shawl something that would look divine in pictures :)

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Isobel said...

How about the coasters in 41, they are knitted i-cords (you could use a spool machine), get future hubby to help? I love almost everything in 41, especially the lack of pastel colours for spring and summer. Looking forward to seeing pattern ideas for shawl.

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

The baggies are great, I would just knit some type of lace around the top. Fill them with something yummy. I also like the idea of felted flowers. I like Calla Lilies so I would probably make mini calla lilies.

 
At 7:06 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

http://www.iliveonafarm.com/knittingpatterns.html

Here is a link and there are 3 different bags on it and they are very cute patterns. Good Luck!

 
At 3:06 AM, Blogger Laura.Y said...

How about a lacy coaster with a ribbon to wrap sweets with? Small crochet/knit flowers are pretty versatile too. You can attach the flowers to an i-cord so it can be used as a bookmark or tie them around the hair/neck?

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Susanne said...

You could go with your wee bag idea and make them lacier and out of cotton or the same yarn and fill them with lavender sachet? Just a thought....let us know what you decide.

 
At 4:24 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

We did drawstring bags with votives in them - I really do like the knitted bag idea over the coasters, personally. If you have a ton to make, now is definitely the time to get started!!

 
At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Christy said...

I think you should knit your mini-bridal gown and mini-tuxedo for every table. Perhaps you could make the dresses different colors and tie that color to the table assignments?

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger Yarn Collectors Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I do like the bag and agree with the others...perhaps a bit lacier, filled with sugared almonds, etc.

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Janine said...

I think the felted flowers would be gorgeous! An idea I'm throwing in (and it's perfectly fine to throw it right back)--what if you get knitters in the blogosphere to help you? Then you could concentrate on your shawl and sweater!

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger irishmama said...

I agree with the bags with lace on them. I love the shawl

 
At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Joansie said...

I love the idea of felted flowers. Check my blog as I am knitting a wedding shawl for a young relative and there are progress photos for today blog. The wedding is May 5th. I love your blog and you are one of my links for others to check out!

 
At 11:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am struggling with the same question of how to incorporate knitting without getting white-taffeta-goofy and thought that since I am having an October outdoor wedding, I could knit short, skinny scarves.

Done in a super bulky handpaint with REALLY fat needles would make short work of the 100 favours I require and I get the satisfaction of seeing everyone wearing my scarves during the outdoor ceremony in Canada!

My friends are still saying I'm crazy...

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Ranting Knitter said...

I was so glad to hear that someone else feels the same way I do: they want to knit their wedding favors.

My wedding is July 7. I have been toying with the ideas for wedding favors for quite some time. Originally, I was going to knit baby hats and donate them in the name of the guest to a charity. However, I am behind my one-a-day knitting caps and fell too far behind to catch up. So, I am looking for alterior projects when I came across your site.

Like Isobel said, check out the coasters. I found some that appear fairly simple and straightforward. And if they are made in groups of four with a ribbon tied around them and perhaps a name tag, I feel they could work as wedding favors! But Isobel, if you check this, could you please pass along the link to the i-cord coasters you were talking about? I could not find them.

Good luck with your wedding and with the favors! I'll be checking back to see how you're making out!

 
At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also wanted to incorperate knitting into my May 27th wedding. I am knitting my garder and instead of bows or ribbons on the bubbles, I tied some fancy yarn in my wedding colors on them. I knitted covers for the handels on the bucket that the bubbles are in too. It looks really cool! Good luck on whatever you decide and congrats!

 

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