If you read Marelle’s rather cryptic comment in the previous post, you may suspect something is afoot. Ha ha ha. Afoot get it, shoes …. foot? Damn I’m hilarious.
What the lovely Marelle is referring to are my wedding shoes.
Yup – the fella and I are gettin’ hitched in April! Lucky I haven’t finished reknitting his ill fated big brown jumper (which is back in my possession waiting for me to try steeking). You know what they say about knitting for men. Don’t make them a jumper until you have a ring on your finger or they might leave and take all your hard work with them to wear for another girl. Something like that anyway.
So firstly, for Marelle, here are my incredibly beautiful wedding shoes (well, one of them). Italian suede mesh – not practical but sooooooo beautiful.
Sorry about the lack of glamour in the photo. Poor thing, just sitting on the kitchen table slightly out of focus like that. But there you go. Wedding shoes.
So now I have the worlds most beautiful shoes, I naturally need to turn my mind to knitwear. No bride with her own Ravelry password can get married without a hand knitted item. It’s just wrong.
Given I’m not a white dress “here comes the bride” sort of gal, I’ve got a lot of scope. My dress is a 1950s shape, bright coloured, tea length dress(and no, I’m not telling you what colour it is – it’s a surprise). It goes really well with the chartreuse shoes. So whatever I knit will be chartreuse.
Luckily Morris and Sons have the perfect shade of chartreuse in their Empire yarn – so I can choose between 2, 4, 8 and 14 ply.
But what to knit? Here are some pictures with links to the pattern pages on Ravelry. I’d better get cracking because I’ve only got 12 weeks to go.
Firstly Angel Capelet by Brooke Nico.
I actually like most of the projects better than this picture from the pattern. In the pattern, a few stitches are put under each arm to form a kind of sleeve. I prefer it left as a cape. I have some Grignasco Kid Seta in chartreuse which would look great.
Most of the knitters on Ravelry who made this have said that the lack of a chart for the pattern is a really big pain, so I’ve started charting the whole pattern.
Another option is to make the Razor Cardi. A quick knit in 8ply – what could be easier. I have some tiny chartreuse glass beads which I could add to the ribbing to snazz it up a bit too. A serious contender here.
How about Ysolda Teague’s Emily Capelet? It looks great in laceweight and is a very easy knit. I’ve actually started this in some white Filatura di Crosa Superior yarn but that was before I decided chartreuse was the way to go. I’m not sure if I’ll finish it or frog it.
And finally, the lovely and incredibly popular Aeolian Shawl. This would be a chance to use beads and lace and it is very beautiful. I’m just not sure if a traditional triangular shawl is the way to go.
So what do you think? I’d like to make them all at some point, but I really do need to decide on just one for now. The wedding is in late April in northern NSW so it will be warm but I’ll still need some sort of wrap.
Let me know what you think or if you know of another pattern that could make a good topper for a wedding, let me know.
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