Saturday, November 08, 2008

Wedding blanket -

In a few hours I'm heading off to the wedding of two very dear friends. They said 'no gifts' when they announced the wedding in March, so I immediately cast on some polwarth/silk from Wendy Dennis that I had been saving for just the right project. At the same time, I saw Wry Punster's beautiful Autumn Leaves (ravelry), which I had completely dismissed when I first saw it in Knitty. (ravelry).

I have been working on it steadily since April, and took it with me to Tibet, I knit a lot of it in the van and had it with me when we stopped at the glacier that marks the Lhasa/Shigatse border, 5300 metres above sea level.

I blocked it a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time I've blocked something so large and it was a bit inexpert. Next time will be better, I hope, as I now have some blocking wires.

To wrap it, I brought home one of the Tibetan silk marriage aprons.

And a khata to tie the wrapping.

I am all ready to go. I found a little black dress last week from a local Melbourne designer and it makes me feel pretty. And today I ventured out to the misty morning lane ways of the city and had my hair cut and straightened.

I had a go at getting a shot of it.


Amelia said...

gorgeous! you, the blanket, the gift. hope that you had a wonderful time.

Ceels said...

Yes, indeed, I had a wonderful time. I think it was my favourite wedding ever.

There was much emotion and drinking of wine and eating of fine food in a room full of people I love.