My Wedding Dress

I finally took photos of my wedding dress in all it’s finished glory, I might be over hyping it a little. I also took pictures of the shrug which I am planning to wear with it.

The colour of the dress in the photos isn’t very accurate, I think there was too much sunshine coming in through the window, so it looks more pink than purple, it is actually purple.

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The dress is shorter than the one in the pattern I followed, I intended it to be around knee length, and it is. Instead of making the entire skirt lacey I knitted the top two tiers of ruffles with the yarn doubled, because I don’t fancy my knickers being on show. The third and final tier is knitted with the yarn held single, and is shorter than the first two tiers, as I felt the dress was long enough, and also a shorter tier makes for a nice border. I followed a pattern purchase on Ravelry when making this dress, this is a link to the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knit-wedding-gown-dream
The dress is knitted in Bergère de France’s Angel, which I think worked quite well, my mum says that it isn’t very nice to crochet with, as it’s mohair it tends to stick to itself, which has it’s disadvantages. I am very pleased with how the dress has turned out, and super grateful for my mums making of the crochet flowers which are sewn onto the dress. I am super excited and really can’t wait till I get to wear it on my wedding day.

Here are photos of the shrug I knitted to wear with the dress:

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I knitted this from a pattern in Vampire Knits, I’d been wanting to knit this for ages and what better excuse than for my wedding. I knitted this in Eden
Cottage Yarns Titus, which is absolutely gorgeous to work with.

Now to carry on with Christmas knitting projects.

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Not more knitted gifts!?

I have to say I’ve been busy knitting quite a lot lately. So much so that I’ve neglected my gaming hobby, and I love gaming nearly as much as I love knitting, but not quite as much, hence it gets neglected. Anyhow, as a result I have finished two more gifts, one for my future mother-in-law, and one for an auntie of mine.

This is the shawl I designed and knitted for my mother-in-law. It is knitted from three different yarns, all three were left over from other projects and I couldn’t decide on what to make with them. That was until I remembered someone who likes purple nearly as much as I do, and then I thought if I modify the shawl pattern I designed for someone else, then it should work beautifully. This is the result and I am really pleased with how it’s turned out. This will be a Christmas gift for my future mother-in-law. I hope she likes it.

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The second knitted gift I finished recently (yesterday), is also a shawl, but this one isn’t a Christmas gift, as my auntie doesn’t do Christmas. I wanted to make her something, and she loves cats and pink, so I knew I had to incorporate both into what I knitted for her, the pink part was easy to do. I found a gorgeous dusky pink yarn with hints of purple, I used Eden Cottage Yarns Bfl sock yarn in Raspberry. I knew I wanted to make a entrelac based shawl, but couldn’t hit on a stitch pattern until I came across cats paw lace stitch, which is perfect. This is the result. I can’t wait to give it to my auntie.

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Also my wedding dress is finished. My mum added the last of the flowers on Tuesday. I will take pictures of it soon. I won’t have any of me wearing it until after the wedding though. It’s super exciting knowing I have my dress all ready to wear. I am currently knitting lavender flowers to have poking out of my leafy lace wrist bag, I didn’t want a standard bouquet.

Anyhow will return at a later date with more knitting news and pictures.