Monday, 24 May 2010

French Wedding FO - my something blue

Four sleeps until the first wedding ceremony (the legal one at the town hall, not to be confused with the Saturday one at the Church...), and I have finally finished the garter I talked about.

Here are some pictures of the work-in-progress. Admittedly they are not the best due to the constraints of my blackberry, but I think they give a good idea of what it looks like.

I used 2mm knitting needles and the Anchor Artiste BABY SOFT Crochet Cotton yarn, I tried with the metallic version and had loads of problems. In the end I did 17 repeats of the pattern - instead of the 22 suggested by the pattern, but it all depends on one's thighs (mine are definetely not small though) and the needles used. I added one more 'track' lace pattern in the middle so that I could achieve the bleu-blanc-rouge effect...
I forgot the ruban that was going to hide the elastic band, so had to improvise with what my Mum had at home. It works but it is not ideal. I had bought a silky ruban matching the colour of the yarn... It is waiting for me in England whilst I am in France - very useful!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Two weeks and a half to go

Busy, Busy, busy... Unfortunately not with crafts projects but it is exciting all the same! Yes, M and I have finally moved in together. It took us 5 years a half... moving separately to different European countries ... many more flights... but it all happened before the wedding (just), yeah! Saving us from awkward questions from members of the family. I suppose they will move on to the next question, involving babies – my family has no shame!

Anyway, I do have a couple of projects on the go – although lost in the numerous unopened boxes stored conveniently in the spare bedroom so I don’t have to see them (the boxes that is, not the WIPs). One project is for the wedding though, so I really need to dig it up. It is a patriotic version of the Knitted Lace Wedding Garter by Diane Willett. Hope I will be able to post the first pictures this weekend.
Wish me luck!