'Its done, its done' I cried, generally to myself, as no matter how much I try to involve them in my creative endeavours my kids aren't particularly interested. No matter, as long as the bride, my gorgeous friend Rachael loves it then all is well in Woollyworld. As hoped I did manage to get the shawl finished over the weekend, in amongst cutting the huge jungle of grass that calls itself my garden and making a start on painting the hall. Pretty tiring weekend I must say, however I did have the presence of mind to book this week off work as holiday, so that I could push on with the decorating and as many other household jobs as possible.
The shawl is now washed and pinned out on the lounge floor drying and looks as I hoped it would, gentle ivory colour, soft and large enough to manoeuvre in a few different ways on the big day. I think I'll give it a gentle press when its dried just to open out the delicate lace pattern, as although I now have blocking pins I'm not an experienced blocker (is that the correct term?) and struggle to be brave enough to drag it about as much as it probably needs.
A very uninteresting picture I'm afraid, Its so dull and grey today even with all the lights on in the room! My blocking system consists of my son's beach towel plopped on top of a bath towel, on top of my lounge rug. Bit cobbled together but actually works quite well as the pins stab the rug (hopefully without causing any lasting damage) quite effectively.
The shawl has now been passed to the Bride to be who is really pleased with it and I even got a crafty look at some phone pictures of her dress, oh it's so beautiful she will look a dream. Rach is one of those wonderfully photogenic people with a heartwarming smile and I couldn't be happier for her and her lovely man, as they both deserve all the happiness in the world.
I'm so looking forward to the wedding, as it's a real 'village affair', well if you don't count the fact that Tom is of Scots descent and will be wearing his kilt and Rach is from Yorkshire that is.
On the day I will take plenty of pictures for you all to see. After all a shawl such as this doesn't come into its own until its in position round a bride's shoulders!
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