Over the doubt and protests of Glamorous, Adorable and Little Miss Law, I’m going to try and knit myself a shawl to wear at my wedding. Yes, it will be happening in the hot LA summer, but evenings do sometimes get chilly and we plan to be outside having fun for most of the evening.
Here is the yarn I want to use:
It’s Knitpicks Shimmer, a supersoft laceweight that’s Baby Alpaca with a hint of silk and I love love LOVE the colors.
Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. The lovely ladies on the bride-to-be forum over at Ravelry have lots of ideas (including my own fave Frost Flowers & Leaves as a canopy or chuppa under which to conduct a Jewish ceremony) and examples to share.
I think I want something rectangular or square, as opposed to round or triangular, because I think I’d get more use and wear out of something with Pashmina-like dimensions. On the other hand, nothing beats working in the round, so perhaps I need to find a square design or get ok with a round one.
Motif-wise, I want something simple. Perhaps with a sea theme, like seashells or stars, but nothing as intricate or angular as a bridal knot — I want to just get myself warm without a bunch of fussy, lacy fanfare. I want something with a contemporary look that will fit into my clean, simple vision for my wedding.
I think I’m leaning away from a shrug or (heaven forbid . . .) a bolero. At the moment I’m just enjoying the yarn and letting my mind wander over the possibilities. The plan is to cast on after the holiday and get knitting!