Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Something Blue (and teal, too!)

Between wedding-planning and not having a camera, it's been a few weeks since I last participated in a yarn-along with Ginny. But that doesn't mean I haven't been knitting or reading.

On Tuesday I started on the final book of Stephen R. Lawhead's Dragon King Trilogy, The Sword and the Flame. As I mentioned before, my Dad read these to me as bedtime stories, and this is the first time I'm reading them on my own. I'm greatly enjoying them, although I'm moving somewhat slowly due to wedding stuff, including the teal flowers and rehearsal shawl that will (hopefully) all be finished by the 14th.

In the meantime, I have yet to block my wedding shawl or the remaining bridesmaid stoles (although that may change tonight). I did finally end up taking pictures of the second stole, including a crappy one of me modeling that does justice to neither the stole nor myself. But I have uploaded it to the Ravelry project page nonetheless.

The green of the bridesmaid yarn is pretty hard to capture without washing it out, but it really is very pretty. And I am quite happy with my choice to go with the teal for myself.

Looking forward to seeing what others are knitting and reading.


  1. That shawl looks quite nice. Such a diaphanous fabric, I imagine it will be perfect for a wedding!

  2. Wow, those shawls are so beautiful! They look so light and dreamy!

    I read some Stephen Lawhead books quite a few years ago - maybe I should try revisiting them.

  3. I think your wedding party will be the best dressed ever! Beautiful shawls :D

  4. I so wish I got back into knitting before my wedding.

    I agree with Swanski. You all are going to look so beautiful!