I got engaged. I made the wedding party gifts. I got married.
My husband and I both realized that we had good friends we wanted to thank for basically being our "unofficial attendants."
The groomsmen were easy. I made two extra BEERds for the gentlemen in question.
The bridesmaids, not as much. I had made them shawls, and I knew that realistically, the first lovely lady would never wear a shawl. So instead, I made her a series of earrings (totally up her alley).
This second lady, though. She would wear a shawl. But I didn't want to make her another one just like the bridesmaids. I have a strict list of projects that I'm working on, and I'm only allowed to buy more one I finish a few, so by the time that I got around to purchasing the yarn for this shawl, it was too late to really make her an identical shawl, and I wanted to give her something personal, anyway.
I also had recently gotten all four Jane Austen Knits magazines from my husband. Ergo, I found the perfect shawl, for a lovely lady who appreciates that style as much as I do, and found just the perfect yarn on knitpicks. And here is the finished project, my friends. What do you think?
I sent it out last week, so lets hope she gets it before she reads this!