Monday, May 04, 2009

Wedding Veil

I know I didn't update much on this project...

That's for a few reasons. First, really how interesting is lace when it's unblocked? And second, I got really really sick in between when I started and the end of the project.

That's a whole 'nother story for another time, though.

Let's celebrate the finishing of the shawl!

All of these photographs are from my wedding photographer, Kate McElwee

Bernie and I got married on April 18, 2009. Seattle cooperated, and we had a beautiful spring day!

The pattern I used for the veil, was the Shetland Tea Shawl from "A Gathering of Lace"

The first two pattern repeats were fun, and easy to do. The last repeat was when I got sick, and I wasn't able to concentrate on it. And the edging? Ugh, the edging was 110 repeats of the same 10 rows. But I got it done, with about 2 weeks to spare! and the edging was worth it in the end!

You also see that I went a non-traditional route with having my veil custom dyed by the AMAZING Sweet Georgia. What's also awesome was that I sent a picture of the yarn and magazine cover that inspired the color palette to see if the florist could match my hydrangeas of the bouquet. I'd say, she did a pretty awesome job, wouldn't you?

It was an amazing day, with an amazing honeymoon! Like I said in a Facebook status, married life is bliss! :)


loopykd said...

Congrats! Yes, the colors are perfect! Nice work and beautiful pictures.

Jasmin said...

Now THAT is an heirloom veil!


Elemmaciltur said...

Congrats!!! Everything looks absolutely great! (And the shawl and the colour!)

Carol said...

Beautiful... And Congratulations :)

Kate said...

Erin, it was such a treat working with you and Bernie, and I have to say my pictures don't do your amazing veil justice! It was so gorgeous. You have a huge talent :-)

a frog named purl said...

congratulations! and you look beautiful. gorgeous even! nice work on the veil. inspiring.