I promised photos and here they are! The beautiful bride (I feel like a proud momma) and the white shawl I knit for her wedding day. One of my favorite knitting projects ever, probably. The knitting was fun by itself (I love lace!) but gifting it for Daphna’s special occasion was the best part.
The pattern is the Swallowtail Lace Shawl (it’s free!), knit in fingering with 4mm needles.
A quick recap of July-August for you: fresh off the exams and final projects at the end of my first year at school, I finished the last exam mid July and drove straight to work at my summer job. Around that time I also moved out of my apartment and back to my parents home. For a while I was just working during the day and couch-potato-ing in the evenings, feeling exhausted and weary of the mess that was my room (having filled it with boxes and bags of apartment things after the move).
The change was abrupt and suddenly I wasn’t making anything, homework or otherwise, and it really got me down. So I started clearing out my room, bit by bit, and set up a proper work area. And now I’m back at it, crafting, for fun and not for school even! Atleast till the new school year begins and I go back to being a full time design student.
The first project of the summer was one I’m most proud of. I made a wedding shawl for my friend Daphna, and got to see her walk down the aisle and stand under the chuppah wearing it. Not only was it fun to make, it was meaningful and personal and I can’t wait to see the professional photographer’s photos so I can show off my beautiful friend and the knitted creation. It’s a triangular white lace shawl and it’s lovely, if I may say so myself. Quality pics to come, but in the meanwhile, here’s the one I took with my phone, you can barely see some lace peeking there.
The second thing is also exciting news. I picked up embroidery again and I’m planning on opening an Etsy shop soon. It’s going to be an embroidery hoops wall art sort of thing of a shop and I’ve already started making them. It’s great fun, I can’t wait to get it up and open and share it with you. I have a few things to get done first and then I’ll announce the grand opening.
See you soon, with pictures of stuff next time, and hopefully shop news!