Monday, March 24, 2008

My Sister's Wedding

My sister, Alaine, got married in Stowe, VT on February 29, 2008. It was a very small and beautiful ceremony. Alaine and Keith were married in front of a fireplace at the Green Mountain Inn. At the reception, my brother said a short prayer, we toasted with hot apple cider with cinnamon sticks, there was a hot chocolate bar, and we ate filet mignon and lobster. For dessert: maple creme brulee.

Alaine & Keith

Alaine & Dad

me & Alaine

The Wedding Party

And, for those who read for the knitwear content: the Wrapped in Tradition poncho from Wrap Style. I gave this to my sister on her wedding day.

Wrapped in Tradition Poncho
Source: Wrap Style (Interweave)
Yarn: 2 skeins Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere
Color: Latte
Needles: US 6 addi turbos lace
Time: June 2007 - February 2008
Most of this pattern is pretty easy if you are experienced with lace, have good, pointy lace needles, and use lots of stitch markers and "life lines". It would hve only taken me a month or two had I worked on it regularly. The hardest part was the bottom edging. That part is worked flat in a long strip and is "lace on both sides". In other words, there is no resting every other row, which makes it tough if you mess up (which I did a lot on this part). The rest is knit in the round after grafting the ends of the edging together and picking up stitches all the way around.


Calling on Kahlo said...

The wedding photos are really pretty. You and your sister look like each other. Love from Jersey!

del said...

Awww, what sweet photos! And that poncho you made your sister is breathtaking. I've never done a lace pattern with no rest rows, so I can't only imagine the difficulty. It's gorgeous. Again, beautiful pics.