So you may recall that I started a wedding shawl just a little over three weeks ago. It felt like a crazy move at the time, but I hoped that the fact that it would be for our upcoming wedding would propel me to finish it in time, and what do you know? It worked! With The Big Day less than two weeks away (two weeks, people- two weeks!), I now have a shawl to wear to wedding-related festivities.
Halekulani Wedding Shawl
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace (100% baby merino wool) in 63 (Natural) - one entire skein and just a tiny bit of a second.
Modification: I chose to knit a larger shawl, because it would have been miniscule otherwise. No, really. Like SO tiny (it is still on the smaller size, even with the mods). Thankfully, Minty posted the mods she used while knitting her Swallowtail, because I really wouldn't have been able to handle figuring all that out with my time issues. Her instructions were fabulous. (Thanks, Minty!)
For the record, I absolutely loved knitting this shawl. Maybe it's because the charts were so easy to memorize and knit. Maybe it's because it knit up so quickly. Maybe it's because the Malabrigo lace is...just as fabulous and yummy as you might think it would be to work with. Or maybe, just maybe, it's because this knit is to commemorate a very special day in my life and I felt truly inspired. I am so pleased with the outcome, and looking forward to having this always as a reminder of our wedding.
Segue to...I am also pleased as punch about a recent purchase- my new Macbook! I've been coveting one of these cute little things for some time now, but have been holding out because B and I have been trying to save money. That said, I discovered that when planning a wedding/honeymoon, sometimes you just do crazy things (I'll get to our brand new camera some other time)! In my defense, this is not a completely frivolous purchase! It will definitely come in handy on our trip, which is why I decided to take the plunge now. And can I just say- I freaking LOVE this thing! If you couldn't tell.
This is my first laptop, and my first Mac. I am far from a tech person- gadgets rarely excite me- but, I am super geeky over this thing. I'm not exactly sure how many times is normal to hug one's laptop, but at least once daily seems to be working for me. I am officially a convert! Love(1).
And speaking of love, Julia's adorable baby boy was born last week and I couldn't be more thrilled for her and Moxie. I'm bursting with joy and cannot.wait. to meet little Griffin in person!