Well, I talked about doing it, and I’m pleased to say that I actually did.
With the help of some friends, including Ilana, Joanna, and Lynn, I have knitted my wedding bouquets, corsages, and boutonnières.
Not only can I still not believe I got them done on time, I am beyond happy with how they turned out. They are even worth the 240 inches of i-cord I had to knit.
As you probably know, I also knit my wedding shrug. Here are a few pictures of it.
I’m now married to the love of my life and knitting was involved. No wonder I’m smiling.
First, the fauna:
Happy Easter Monday! From Desmond
Now for the flora:
As mentioned in previous posts, I (with the help of some awesome fellow knitters) am knitting the flowers for my wedding in addition to my shrug. This is why I’ve essentially been away from the blogosphere for the past month or so. That and the other elements of wedding planning and getting ready to move in May. Now I finally have some actual FO flowers worth sharing, so I thought I would.
First is this tulip from Lesley Stanfield’s beautiful book 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet. (she has also made it available in a few other places, one for free!). I think it might be my favourite so far.
So favourited, I had to take several pictures.
Here are the others I’ve been working on:
An anemone, also from Lesley’s book.
This calla lily is another favourite. The pattern is by Cathy Ren.
A peony, also from Leslie’s book.
And lastly, a rose. It’s this pattern I mentioned in this post.
I think the calla lily and tulips will win out as the bouquet flowers. Now to figure out what I want to do for corsages and boutonnières…