I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
Q: Where is the FO shot for the Chuppah?
A: This will have to do until the wedding:
Don't you think it deserves a real FO shot from the real wedding?
Q: What wedding are we talking about here?
A: Not mine (although, yes, I am getting married - the wedding is in April). The flitgirl
and Toasty Joe
are getting married on the most popular wedding date
ever. The Chuppah is a Jewish wedding tradition, and the lucky couple are having an interfaith ceremony. Although we would love to use The Chuppah as much as humanly possible, neither the beau nor I is Jewish. (But I do know what "Mazel Tov" means - and thanks!)Q: Will you make me a Chuppah for my wedding?
Q: Why not?
A: There are very few people in the world I love this much, but the flitgirl is definitely one of them. She even changed her wedding date early in the planning to accomodate my military schedule. We've been the best of friends since middle school, and no friends ever quite know you as well as the ones who prank called your seventh-grade crush for you. (And yes, I am nervous that the beau will be meeting the flitgirl - why do you ask?) Seriously, though, I think it would kill me to knit that much more white lace. Just ask JayJay
- she has my extra Zephyr.
Q: What did you think of the Chuppah in Interweave Knits?
A: Too many people have asked me this to plead no comment. But they used doubled DK weight yarn and size 13 needles. I used laceweight and size 4s. And I think mine is much lovelier. I do like, however, that they knit it out from the center.
For my next Chuppah . . .
Q: Will you ever knit lace again?
A: I wound the yarn yesterday. I'm making the Paisley Long Shawl
from Fiddlesticks Knitting
(the same wonderful people who have brought you the Peacock Shawl and the Tina Shawl - and may I say that my order arrived from Toronto about 2 days after I ordered it!). The yarn in questions is KnitPicks Shadow in Jewel
- a lovely heathered blue that has no white anything whatsoever, a gift from Jenn
when we were passing through Texas last summer. At that time I was working on the Peacock Shawl, getting ready to swatch for the Chuppah - It all does come around, doesn't it?
Labels: Lace, Life, The Chuppah