So, I've been AWOL from this blog for a couple of months now as I got Lone/Maple Studio up and running, so I have lots of fun things to catch you up on.
First, the semi-secret project I was knitting for most of the summer was a beautiful pi shawl I knit for my sister's wedding which happened on October 5th. Originally we thought it would work as a veil in her hair but it was too heavy (and the hair dresser though too delicate, although with 100% silk it is quite hearty) so she wore it as a shawl.
She looked absolutely beautiful and my new brother-in-law looked suitably handsome. While we didn't have one of those bright autumn days, the weather was beautifully overcast and made for excellent photographs.
I must say, knitting a 1000+ yd laceweight shawl was far less of a chore than I imagined. While I have not (and will not) calculate the time it took me to make it, the quality of the yarn and the needles were such that even when a plain/resting round took me 45 minutes I was never really all that annoyed. I will be certainly be making another in my future, although I'm not sure of the yarn or the occasion.
I'm really happy for my sister and brother-in-law, now I just needle to buckle down and start really knitting the Christmas stockings I promised them, guess I should get back to it.
Project Details -
Project: Crossroads Wedding Pie
Pattern: Heliotaxis Pi Shawl by Renata Brenner
Yarn: Handmaiden Lace Silk in Natural (Which Carla picked up while she and Jim were on vacation in Eastern Canada in the summer of 2012. I had to order a second skein to do the full project, but I'm saving the second portion for something special for her in the future)