So last weekend my brother-in-law Nick got married to the lovely Joy. It was probably one of the most spectacular days EVER! It was the best wedding I have been to yet (okay, maybe a tie with my own). Nick and Joy got married outside in a beautiful field in Richmond, VT, where we were blessed to have sunshine and blue skies, even though the weatherman had called for rain.
One of my gifts to the bride, my best friend, and now sister-in-law, was a knitted silk shrug to go with her wedding dress. I used both Tilli Tomas Pure and Simple and Rock Star, which was so great to work with. The color, drape, sheen, and feel were just perfect. The pattern came from the Vogue Spring Summer issue (and there is an errata-please make sure you check, before you knit!) I made a few changes and it seemed to work out just right.
Of course it helps to have a perfect model such as Joy. I really have to give her the credit, because she made the piece look absolutely stunning. I tried to take a few pictures so that you can see some of the detail.
So all of you locals who were rooting for me to finish-Yes, I did finish in time!