Something Blue (aka Birch)
from Rowan Magazine 34
: Rowan Kidsilk Haze
, Heavenly, 4 balls
: US 8 Bryspun circulars
: January 10, 2006
: February 25, 2006
: triangular shawl, lace cast-on, yarn harlot's string-blocking method
Notes: Jolt and her now-spouse have cruised off into the sunset after their quirky and fun wedding! Everything was perfect - the weather was warm but not too warm, C. and I got tipsy on Shiner Bock, but not too tipsy, and lots of lovely people were in attendance. And of course Birch was in attendance as well, though it was too warm for the most part for the bride to make good use of her. Jolt was so kind as to model above, however, before cutting the cake.
About halfway in, I found myself acclimated to navigating KSH. In the end, despite the travails of working with the fuzzy, slinky stuff for the first time, I can see why folks are so enamored with it. It's truly gossamer:
Hung in the window of our hotel room you can see the stitch pattern nicely... notice the pool:
And here are a couple of bonus shots from the hotel bed:
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And because I know you love weddings (admit it!), here are a few of my favorite shots from the affair. I haven't photoshopped them or anything yet, but they're still okay:
There are a few more photos to come of our Sunday at the Rodeo - yee ha!
Posted by jess at March 13, 2006 9:31 AM
Very, very beautiful. Jolt is very lucky!
What a fabulous gift for your friend! You did a beautiful job! I may have to give Birch and KSH a try...even though I am a failure when it comes to lace.
Birch looks glorious. What a wonderful gift.
Beautiful Birch, and the wedding looks like it was so much fun! I especially appreciate the close-up photo of the stitches with the pool in the background - gorgeous!
Wow! Love it. It looks so light and airy...
Stunning! Jolt looked fabulous. What a wonderful time!
that birch is just heavenly!
what a beautiful heirloom your friend will surely cherish forever!
So pretty! What a great job and I'm glad you got it done in time!
Gorgeous. Such a lovely gift for a special day. I heard it was really nice in Houston (some friends of ours roped in the rodeo) and I'm glad it was a wonderful day.
A beautiful bride in a beautiful shawl!
Incredible - I hope I can reach that level of lace knitting one day. What an inspiration!
so lovely -- i'm sure she'll treasure it.
and you look fetching in the cowboy hat!
*Gasp*. Birch is beautiful...great shot of the lace pattern. It makes me tingle looking at it...really. I think Birch is the best shawl out there, it tops the Charlotte I believe. Thanks for sharing photos of the wedding, it looks so sweet.
That is gorgeous! And I love the color! Birch has been on my list of things to knit for quite some time. I just might have to get to it
Oh, it is so, so pretty. Very nicely done!
this color is just amazing! it's perfect for birch. It looks like the wedding was a lot of fun. I love a non-traditional/quirky wedding! congrats on possibly the best ever "something blue" gift!
Lovely, the color is gorgeous, it has such a vintage-y feel to it. Thanks for sharing that tip on the blocking, I'll remember that when I get around to making a shawl.
Lovely bride, lovely shawl, what a great combination! Birch turned out so well.
I won't even go into semi snotty territory.
That lacey shawl is magical.
Gorgeous! I've wanted to give KSH a try, but have had a fear of having to frog any mistakes (since I know it attaches to itself really well). Your friend is wicked lucky!
I'm working on Birch right now, but I only purchased 3 balls like the pattern specified. Do you know why you used more?
I've been lurking on your blog for a while now, but had to comment on birch--it's lovely! Also, being in Houston, I was wondering where your friend's wedding was held. It looks like it was fun!
Birch is gorgeous! What a fantastic something blue.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Sweetheart hat fits really well--I probably could have carried the lining out a few more rows, but it still works. When you wear it as a hat(instead of a toque), you have 4 layers of wool right over your ears--nice and toasty.
The birch you made looks just beautiful--what a great gift for the bride:)
Just had to say a HUGE congratulations for finishing Birch!!! I have started, ripped, restarted ripped etc... Birch several times and have recently done the same with River. I've read through your post with all the advice on knitting with KSH but what was it that FINALLY made it click for you? I need heeellllppppp - see my blog....
An AWESOME job, WELL DONE!!!
Birch is lovely! You made a beautiful bride even more beautiful...what a great friend!
Birch is stunning! What a special gift. It will be treasured for a lifetime, I'm sure!
Your birch is beautiful! I love the new pics. Someday, I hope to have the stamina to tackle a project of that magnitude.