Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Wedding Shawl

Finally, some pictures of the shawl! This project was a true labor of love... It took me a few days right before the wedding to get the thousands of stitches bound off. I blocked it on Friday before the wedding and ended up wearing it a few times over the weekend. The pictures below were taken by Lisa (thank you Lisa) at the after wedding BBQ and concert at my parents house..






What an amazing time we had that night! I had secretly hired one of our favorite singers, Patrick Fitzsimmons, to play some songs during the wedding and then a concert that night. This was Scott's wedding present, and he was so surprised and shocked it made the year long wait/secret worth it in the end :) Here are a few more happy dancing pictures...




I took a few more pictures today of the shawl just so you can see it close up. I can't get a picture of the whole thing, but if you use your imagination....





Pattern: Flirty Ruffles Shawl by Fiddlesticks Knitting
Yarn: Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb in Natural
Measurements: About 76" across the top edge and 45" down the center
Started: May 15, 2007
Finished: July 27, 2007
Other Details: I really enjoyed knitting the body of the shawl, but found the ruffle to be crazy, crazy, crazy (the ruffle took more yarn than the rest of the shawl). I switched needles a few times and ended up being super happy with the Addi Lace needles. If you want to knit this, make sure you leave enought time for the ruffle :)

24 Comments:

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

Ah, but that pesky ruffle makes the shawl :o)
You are gorgeous in it and we can not put to rest any idea that shawls are for old folks.

You are so beautiful and your husband is very handsome.

Blessings on your new marriage!

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

'now put to rest'...
that's what I really meant :o)

 
At 4:20 PM, Anonymous grumperina said...

Welcome back, and congratulations! Such a gorgeous shawl. Do you still use your dani44 at hotmail address? I had a few questions about Belize, and asked you there, if you don't mind :)

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Adrienne said...

Really beautiful shawl! It's on my list of things-to-knit, and seeing yours makes me want to knit one even more! The ruffles are a bit intimidating, though....

Congratulations on your new marriage, and all the best to you both!

 
At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Cara said...

Beautiful! You both look so, so happy! Mazel tov again!

 
At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Kat said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations to you both. May you both have a year of happiness for every stitch of the shawl.

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Congratulations on your wedding! Your shawl is beautiful!

 
At 5:52 AM, Blogger Ruinwen said...

You and the shawl are absolutely radiant! Congrats! :)

 
At 7:37 AM, Anonymous ann said...

wow - what a gorgeous shawl! it goes well with your happy-bride glow. You two are so cute!

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Congratulations, Dani! The shawl is gorgeous and the ruffle was worth every stitch. How was Belize? That is where Chris and I went on our honeymoon as well. Congrats again and many happy years to you and Scott.

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger Emily said...

That shawl is stunning, and you look great in it. Congratulations!

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger InkyOrchid said...

Wow! That shawl is beautiful on you!! You guys look so happy there. I'm glad your surprise for Scott worked out. A year is long time to keep a secret.

 
At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh the ruffles are so worth it. The shawl looks fantastic, and you're absolutely glowing!

Congratulations on getting married!


- MJ

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger Isobel said...

It's gorgeous, as are you and Scott, just glowing.
Many happy returns of the day.

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Vanessa said...

oh my goodness..your shawl is so gorgeous!congratulations!

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger kathryn said...

That shawl is absolutely spectacular and the ruffles are amazing. It's lovely to see you both so happy!

 
At 7:03 PM, Blogger Diana @ Photodee said...

That shawl came out sooo amazing! And what a special heirloom! Well worth the pesky ruffle! Congrats on your wedding!

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger Naomi said...

Oh my gosh! That shawl is so incredibly beautiful! Definitely an heirloom!

You two looks so happy! I'm so thrilled for you!

I hope Belize was wonderful...sorry you have to come back to the *real* world but I'm glad you are back!

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Susan said...

Congratulations, Dani! You look beautiful and your shawl is lovely. Glad you are back safe and sound.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger thebrownsheep said...

ooh, the shawl is stunning; it must have been wonderful to wear something with personal meaning on your big day. i still can't believe you found time to knit that in between all the wedding planning--you were a much more efficient bride than me :)

 
At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

Many congratulations to both of you!! You make a gorgeous couple ; ) And the shawl is to die for!

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger Mozilla said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! You did such a wonderful job. I just finished my first shawl it and it was minuscule compared to yours. WOW!! That is all there is to say. WOW!!

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger Octopus Knits said...

The shawl is really gorgeous! Congratulations to you both!

 
At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Julia said...

Wow, beautiful shawl!! And beautiful pictures!

 

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