What a world of happiness their harmony foretells
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight!
-Edgar Allen Poe
Gosh, it sure is nice to have this husband of mine home. We're still basking in the wedding glow (mostly by organizing our new matching dishes!), so I'll continue the theme with the wedding knitting
The Manos Four Seasons ThrowBecause my mom was always worried that I'd elope and not have a "real" wedding. And then we did (sort of) elope, and my parents still threw us a big wedding. Because nothing beats walking down the aisle with your dad. Especially when he's wearing your handknit socks.Manos Four Seasons Throw
Pattern: shamelessly borrowed from Disentangled (her version here)
Yarn: Manos in 12 colors
Needles: US 9 Brittany Birch straights
Notes: I did 10 of the 12 offered patterns because 2 others were just too annoying. Otherwise I love it.
Best Thing About This Pattern: Keeping my mom warm while my dad turns down the thermostat.
I knit a few other things for the wedding, many of which you've seen before. These Selbuvotter mittens were for one of our readers, a good friend who has been asking me for mittens for years and years.
For my lovely bridesmaids, I made various cotton facecloths as part of a tote bag of goodies. This is, of course, part of the deep, dark plan to turn them all into knitters with their now-perfect knitting bags. (My sister giving her toast. ETA: She ended with a part of Pablo Neruda's Ode to My Socks, my favorite poem. How appropriate!)
Of course, I took photos of none of them, so you can just imagine. If you have plans of doing the same, I heartily recommend Yvonne's Double Flower Cloth for maximum effect.
Don't they look happy with their gifts? And, tired of the 3-inch heels my sister picked out!
I'll close with some gratuitous shots. First, the baby did wear my sweater vest. And, just a lovely gratuitous shot. When else can I wear a veil? It was fun.