Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yarning Excitedly Along

Permit me a moment of exuberance*:


So it is only fitting that I blocked my wedding shawl last night, just in time for this post.

(In other words, if your name is Keith and you are reading this, I recommend that you stop. Although Keith has confessed that whenever he sees a blog post of mine about yarn or knitting, he doesn't really read it anyway.)

Blocking is the only knitting-related thing I've been doing lately; everything is off the needles. Which is a good thing. It is a cloudy day here, but I managed to enlist my dad to snap a few photos.

I was a little worried about the color, because when I soaked it last night the water turned bright blue. I absolutely loved working with sweetgeorgia yarn, and the colors are delicious, but now you and I know, dear reader--they bleed. (At least, the colorway "Riptide" bleeds.)

However, the yarn itself seems to have retained its vibrant color. It's greener than in these photos, a beautiful rich teal color. Some of the photos on my Ravely page show it better.

(Edited to add: aren't the nupps BEAUTIFUL? I am so glad I did them! Yippee!)

And yes, I will hopefully upload photos of me wearing it in my wedding dress.
I may not post much til then--nor read, nor knit.

I am getting married!!

*I always thought that exuberance ought to be spelled with an 'h' in it, and for a while did so, to the chagrin of Word's spellchecker.


  1. Beautiful shawl. You are going to be a gorgeous bride. Blessings for your wedding day!

  2. Gorgeous!

    Can't wait to see the wedding pictures of your modeling it in all your wedding finery. :-)

  3. LOVELY!! Congratulations of your upcoming marriage. Looking forward to seeing photographs from your wedding.

  4. Such a beautiful shawl - all the best wishes for your wedding day - looking forward to seeing more pictures!

  5. That is gorgeous!! You will be beautiful on your wedding day. I hope it is everything you dream it will be. Best wishes, Karen

  6. i'm so happy for you and keith! the shawl is so beautiful and i can't wait to see pictures of you wearing it with your wedding dress!

  7. Your shawl is beautiful, Rosemary! It looks so lovely on you in your wedding pictures!!!