Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hömin Shawl for Krista

When one of our dearest friends, Krista, announced she was engaged, Amber and I knew we had to do something really crafty and special (we own a crafts store after all).

Krista Williams Peltzel teaches our ever popular Sewing Skills Series and last weekend she was married to an amazing fellow, Kit! The wedding took place on a beautiful farm in north Boulder. Fall officially arrived on the day of Krista's wedding, so it was a bit chilly, but we had just the solution for that: a handknit cashmere shawl.

A good friend, Chase, joined us to knit the shawl and the three of us chose an elegant yet modern Shetland Trader design, Hömin. In the traditional Shetland dialect, hömin means "evening twilight". This shawl has a traditionally styled lace edge and is long and just a bit narrow instead of being triangular. Krista chose Jade Sapphire's cashmere 2-ply in the color Thunderstorm. It was the perfect yarn for this project--soft, warm and special enough to go with a wedding dress.

Amber, Chase, and I all worked together to make this shawl and for weeks it was a knitting relay race--one of us knitting for a few days and then meeting up to pass it on to the next knitter. Luckily, we all have similar gauge! A handknit shawl like this is such a special gift for someone on their wedding day, each stitch infused with love. We were so happy to be able give this to Krista and she looked amazing!

What is more amazing than a handknit cashmere shawl? A hawk ring bearer! Thanks to the falconers at Hawkquest, Kit and Krista had some awesome falconry elements going on in their ceremony. Congratulations you two! We're so happy for you!


Pink said...

It's so nice to see the finished product, I wasn't sure it would be done on time >.> Krista you look lovely, I hope it was a wonderful day!

Fancy Tiger Crafts said...

I can't believe you ever doubted us, Pink. :)