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Wedding Shawl

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Materials:

  • 10 skeins of “Sari” by Lana Grossa in White
  • US size 19 needles (Plastic not wood)
  • Large tapestry needle (plastic)

The pattern is simple:
Alternate segments of rows of garter stitch (2, 3, 4 rows) with a row of yarnovers (yo 3 and yo 4). Vary your garter stitch row numbers and yarn over numbers randomly. Finish up all of your yarn. Sew in the ends with the tapestry needle. You’re done.

I’m actually tempted to make this stole again in brown, but this time string those little mermaid scale hanging round sequins (in both contrasting and complementary colors) on the yarn before I knit. I really wish that this yarn came in a pale aqua blue.

There were times when using the large, large needles really bothered me because they were so clunky. I actually had to rest my hands and wrists between periods of knitting this piece because the exaggerated motions required when using these large tools really wore me down.

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We had to take our wedding pictures before the ceremony… breaking with tradition, but that’s okay… we’re that kind of family. By the way… that bouquet was just a bunch of flowers I picked on the side of the road. Stop the Car!” I cried when I spotted them. The photographer said that it was the nicest bouquet she’d seen in a long time.

I broke down and took the actual shawl out of storage so I could take a photo of it in detail. I’ll post these later today. Holding the stole and touching my wedding dress brought back very nice-nice memories of our wedding and as our 1st year anniversary is around the bend it was sort of a nice memory sparker. Our wedding was happily stress free and just want we wanted… a happy time on the beach with friends and family, and there were tons of flowers. I did invest in the flowers because to me strangely they were more important than the dress. I made sure there was plenty of Pikake (jasmine), maile leaves and lots of tuberoses and plumeria ordering leis for the wedding party and our guests. If you ever want to get married on the Big Island in Hawaii I do suggest that you call “Lani’s Floral” she did an absolutely fabulous job preparing my flowers, and she’s a wonderfully nice lady too.

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Brother in law, Sister in law, Husband and Me

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Sunset on the beach before we went to chow down at our reception

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Nerd Alert

I knit a version of the Dr. Who scarf a few years ago for my then fiance.  I didn’t have the appropriate camel colored yarn so I had to use Red-Heart. I absolutely hated it. Though E. says he liked it because it gave the scarf a sort of klunky look.

I still hate it.

So I actually broke down and bought the proper yarn to do it again. Maybe I’ll wear this one (in the house). Check out this site that has patterns for all 4 of the Dr. Who scarves from the Tom Baker series.  I’m doing the colors from Season 16. Okay… so I’ll be doing garter stitch forever. I have to say I’ll probably cut the width of the scarf in half (from 80 stitches wide to 40). It’s easier to wear that way. I know the purists will shriek, but can you imagine me wearing a gigantic scarf like that? I’d look like a turtle. Plus if I was going to use that much yarn, I’d knit a damn coat.

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