Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Shawling along

Sooo, I started on my wedding shawl proper. My mum sent over a couple of skeins of the yarn, I bought in Denmark, so I could get started. I decided to stick to the pattern, after all. The shawl might not be as tall as I had imagined I wanted it to be. But with fringes I'm sure it'll be alright.

The yarn is the softest wool+mohair mix (from Italy) you could imagine. I love working with it. And although it is 50% wool it is not the least bit scratchy. Or too warm. It's just perfect. I can't wait till my parents come over (with the rest of the yarn) so I can finish it. It works up pretty quickly too, which is a major bonus when you're anxious to see the finished result!!

I bough this fabric recently. Isn't it just the cutest ever? It's 2D Zoo from Alexander Henry in case you're wondering.

Tony's nephew and niece are of course coming to the wedding too, so I am going to make a goodie bag for each of them to help keep them entertained. The blue and green fabric I'll be using for Nephew, but I just can't decide which one to use for Niece. Which is why I got both of those. I would have got the one which has a pink background, but that I couldn't find anywhere for a reasonable price. So. What do you think? Niece will be 1 year and 9 month by the time of the wedding...

We're also struggling a bit with what to put in Niece's bag. We've got some jumbo crayons, but she'll probably still be too young to really have fun with those. Any ideas? I have thought about making some 'softies' from the animals on the fabric, so she'd have a giraffe, an elephant, a zebra and so on. But other than that, I'm a bit stumped.

Nephew we've got pretty much covered: some Cars stickers and colouring sheets (and perhaps some other bits and bobs). And we might put a disposable camera in there with instructions for him to take pictures of people's feet!

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