Sunday, May 06, 2007

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    It is a truth universally acknowledged
    that a single man in possession of a great fortune
    must be in want of a wife.
    -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

    There are opening lines and there are opening lines. And then there are closing lines. And then there are all the lines in between. And then there's the gal who can actually recite the entirety of Pride and Prejudice from memory. (She can also recite most of The Cutting Edge, which is another classic for another time.) So when a gal like this (and I speak, of course, of the flitgirl) pulls out her 45 issues of Martha Stewart Weddings to plan her dream wedding, are you surprised that her bridesmaids' dresses are delightfully Victorian? Empire waist. Shirred bodice. A delicate color of gold. Truely lovely. (In a way that contrasts hideously with my bedspread, hence the partial photos.) The arrival of my bridesmaid gown (for this is an evening, classy affair) inspired a few more progress photos of the Chuppah. The border is flying around the first corner (and may I commend Victorian Lace Today for a fabulous description of how to arrange the stitches on a knitted-on wide lace border!). And it is so delightfully Victorian as well.



    Blogger Marina said...

    You are such a tease! From the description and what I can see, they both are delightful.

    5/06/2007 6:23 PM  
    Blogger Lori said...

    Wow, what a beautiful shawl (chuppuh?) It's truly spectacular. I just finished watching (the LONG version of) "Pride and Prejudice," you're absolutely on target. Great job!

    5/06/2007 6:52 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The border looks so good with the center panel. I want to see the dress, but I guess you are making us wait!

    5/06/2007 7:06 PM  
    Blogger Carole Knits said...

    It's looking lovely. When is the wedding?

    5/07/2007 3:57 AM  
    Blogger Anneliese Kelly said...

    T, it's perfectly perfect. You were completely right about the diamonds on the border, they suit the pattern so well. It'll be the prettiest chuppah ever!

    5/07/2007 5:24 AM  
    Blogger Elinor said...

    Oooh, it's really coming together! It looks so beautiful! That flitgirl is one lucky lady!

    5/07/2007 6:06 AM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    Wow, the chuppah and the dress so go well together! I can't wait to see all that lace in its glory. Flitgirl is a very lucky friend!

    5/07/2007 10:20 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The chuppah is beautiful!! I can not wait to see it all done and modeled!

    5/07/2007 1:05 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh, how the anticipation continues to build! This is looking so amazing!

    5/07/2007 2:09 PM  
    Blogger Calamknitty said...

    It's beautiful! I'm so glad I stopped by to see your wonderful blog. I'm in the process of making a Ribby Cardi so your notes on it were helpful. The colors were beautiful together by the way, so it is too bad the washer shrank it. Can't wait to see what you do next!

    5/07/2007 9:56 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi T! It looks BEAUTIFUL!!! Your BFF will be thrilled! Love, Mom

    5/08/2007 2:38 PM  
    Blogger Charleen said...

    The border is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished chuppah. (bet you can't either!)

    5/10/2007 4:03 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The chuppah is looking fantastic! (What did you think of the chuppah in the most recent IK, by the way?) The dresses sound pretty, too, though I can't figure out why you're being coy about showing a photo.

    5/13/2007 6:47 PM  

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