Cathartic Ink

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Beginning the Process

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So, I’ve begun my wedding shawl. It’s Madli’s Shawl from Interweave Knits Summer 2004. It’s a long, lacy, rectangular shawl with lots of fun “nupps” which are kind of a pain to knit, but I like how they look. I started it three days ago and have gotten through the first border and two repeats of the center lace motif. I’m knitting it in pale blue yarn from Knitpicks, 100% alpaca [Alpaca Cloud in Heaven–I think] It’s lovely to work with, although my needles have a sticky join which means that I keep all my stitches scrunched up on the needle at all times. I’m using a lot of blues in the wedding. Most everything will be turquoise but I’m also pulling in peacock blue and pale blue as well as a few shades of green for accents. I just have to hope that I don’t buy a dress that the blue yarn totally clashes with. At any rate, here’s my first progress photos.

An image of my total progress so far, pinned to my bed:

And a close-up of part of the lace:

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