For Emily

by Aimee on August 6, 2008

FO Emilys Shawl 002
Awhile back I decided I would knit a shawl for each of my good girlfriends as they got married. Little did I know that would mean three this year alone, but they are absolutely worth it!
FO Emilys Shawl 001
Pattern: Lacey Shawl by Plymouth Design Company (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk – 3.5 balls
Needle: Knitpicks Harmony 9
Mods: Emily is very tall and very thin, so I actually dropped one set of repeats across to make this not swallow her. She looks gorgeous in it!
Emily and Dave's first Dance
I gave Emily her present that morning when she was getting her hair done – and I was surprised and honored that she wore it to the reception. I had hoped she would love the shawl, I had hoped it would remind her of her wedding and her dress, but her reaction to it was more than I hoped for and as I sit here I am getting a little teary eyed.
Isn’t she just lovely!!!
Danielle, Mrs. Tardif and Emily
And because I just can’t resist – Danielle in her pink sweater I knit her, their mom and Emily. If I could pick a family, it would be theirs. I love and adore these ladies and I am lucky to have been included in such a special event.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Frances August 6, 2008 at 9:03 pm

It looks beautiful!

roxy August 6, 2008 at 9:07 pm

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Great job – very elegant!

tantej August 6, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Beautiful! You got me teary eyed just reading this. And I’ve never seen these people in my life!

LittleWit August 7, 2008 at 5:45 am

That looks beautiful. :) Well done.

Carol August 7, 2008 at 4:01 pm

How rewarding! It is always great when a knit object is loved. And this one will have many happy memories too!

Knit Witch August 7, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Ummmmm – I think I need to get remarried!! Yeah, send one of those beautiful things this way!

Knit Witch August 7, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Uhhh – to the same man of course – not to a different man!!! EGADS!

Danielle August 8, 2008 at 12:13 pm

She does love her shawl and you know I love my sweater.

That picture with me, em and my mom makes me laugh.
I look stoned..HAHA!!

love you.

TheSteph August 11, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Wow, Aimee… What a beautiful gift! Such a treasure that she wore it to the reception! All I can say (or think) is WOW. It looks gorgeous on her, and she looks STUNNING in it, too! Bravo. Really… Just wow!

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