Here’s a project I’ve been working on, off and on, for about 9 months. I’m so excited to have finally finished it, just in time for fall. The pattern, which I got from my local yarn shop, is called “Latticework Cowl”(what’s the difference between a cowl and an infinity scarf?). I came across this gorgeous Misti Alpaca yarn in the store one day, and knew it was my yarn; it is so soft and delicious, and the colorway is one I can’t resist.
I love the latticework pattern, which was a little tricky to get used to at first, and I admit, part of what took me so long was that I got about 5 inches knitted and had to pull it all out and re-knit due to some uncorrectable mistakes. I had to put it away for awhile after that
I’m glad I persevered. I think I’ll be wearing this piece for years to come.
This weekend I was able to experience my first Texas wedding, and I have to say, it was the perfect orientation! It was an outdoor, ranch wedding with a cool, vintage feel. We sat on bales of hay with various quilts thrown on top, there was a chandelier hanging from the trees above the bride and groom, and the bride, bridesmaid, and various ladies in attendance had their cowgirl boots on with their dresses.
I was honored to make the desserts of choice for the groom (miniature cheesecakes) and the father of the bride (German chocolate cake). This was the first wedding order for Cake Jubilee, and about $90 was donated to the International Justice Mission as a result! How FRILLING is that?
Another highlight of the event: I finally had labels made for the boxes. Fran’s husband, Jordan, made the design for me TWO years ago, and I guess it took a wedding for me to finally have it put on labels and printed!
My mom sent me a link to this post at Houzz with a collection of lovely knitted household goods compiled by Lori. I love seeing the art and craft of knitting applied to more than just wearables. Knitting appeals to me so much; it’s textural, practical, and can be so beautiful – all the things I find FRILLING. And of course, you know I love handmade, especially if the item is useful; I’m not a “just for decoration” kind of gal (unless is decoration or frills on something useful *wink*). I’d love for any of these items to be in my home.
I’m going to have to figure out where to get some of this giant yarn!
Check out the full post here, and see where to get the goods. What about you? Do you go out of your way to make or buy handmade goods? Do you have an affinity for crafting practical, beautiful items?