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« on: May 26, 2010 02:05:26 PM »

Here are a few things I had knitting for my wedding, which was Sep 9, 2009.  We were married on a gorgeous day up at Beardslee Castle in Little Falls, NY.

For my bridesmaids and matron of honor, I knitted up a few lace purses with Knit Picks Shine Sport along with a Knit Picks pattern.  These were a great introduction into lace as well as excellent practice of vertical mattress stitch.  The white one is mine (which I didn't really need to use) and was made with Louisa Harding Jasmine, which has this cool silver thread running through.  It was very pretty, however you can't really see it in the picture that well. Pattern is here.
 
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Here was our handfasting cord, basically just a simple icord with fringe using leftovers from the purses (in the picture it is hanging with my dried bouquet).


Finally, here is my modified Tswirl camisole that I wore for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. The back view was taken in the mirror shortly after I finished the project, and the front was actually taken after the rehearsal at the castle.  Sorry for the heavily cropped-ness of the photo and please excuse me if I blind you with my paleness. I'm not a vampire, I promise  Wink  Oh, and you can view the pattern on Ravelry. Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010 07:26:26 PM »

these are beautiful Smiley i really like the purses and the handfasting cord is extremely attractive. be careful with the lace knitting though, it is totally addicting Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010 11:14:20 AM »

They are all beautiful.  Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010 05:39:09 AM »

Thanks, guys!  Grin

Lace is getting addicting...kind of like knitting socks...  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010 08:02:06 AM »

Beautiful work! The purses are really cute - I like how they close. It's so nice of you to make those for your wedding party. How many did you make? I'm really bad about knitting something more than once (explains why there are so many unmatched knit socks in my house).

The camisole is Divine! You look great in it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010 08:34:51 AM »

Beautiful work! The purses are really cute - I like how they close. It's so nice of you to make those for your wedding party. How many did you make? I'm really bad about knitting something more than once (explains why there are so many unmatched knit socks in my house).

The camisole is Divine! You look great in it.

Thank you, LimeRiot! In total, I made 7 purses total...I made a green one to practice the pattern (as I had never done a lace project at that point), 4 for my bridesmaids, 1 for my matron of honor and 1 for me! Smiley  Once I got going, they were really easy to knit and I had sort of memorized most of the pattern.  I didn't get bored, partly because I had made a commitment to make them (so I didn't really have a choice after making a couple) and because of the lace pattern itself (not monotonous stockinette stitch for miles).  I also decided to knit them flat so I could learn and practice provisional cast ons and mattress stitch, which I got REALLY good at.  I feel like a mattress stitch pro now  Wink

As for knitting socks, I can definitely understand where you are coming from...for complicated stitch patterns, I just knit one at a time, but I've started knitting plainer socks two at a time, which helps (even though it feels like it is taking you longer).

Thanks for your nice compliments Smiley I definitely want to start wearing the camisole again, however I'm going to have to make myself a simple shrug to cover my shoulders so I can wear it to work (no shoulders showing at work!)
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010 06:19:23 PM »

The camisole is awesome!!  And those purses are so pretty....that pattern looks very beyond me, but I'm going to have to look at it and maybe give it a try Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010 05:16:48 PM »

The camisole is awesome!!  And those purses are so pretty....that pattern looks very beyond me, but I'm going to have to look at it and maybe give it a try Smiley

It is really not bad, especially once you get the hang of it.  I suggest using lifelines Smiley  Give it a try! If worse comes to worst, you can use it as a potpourri holder in a drawer or something.
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