Sep 18, 2014

Ambitious ... or Unrealistic?

I've got a very special and important family event coming up this weekend, and I've cast on a project that I'm really, really hoping I can finish by Saturday.  My niece is getting married to her honey, and our family is bursting with excitement. I found a beautiful royal blue all-over lace dress to wear to the wedding but as our temperatures here in NY have shifted to autumn weather, I'll definitely need a little something over my shoulders for the evening. (As a side note, clearly, someone needs to teach me how to take selfies in a dressing room!).

I've long admired the Shaelyn Shawl pattern and pulled out my stash of Madeleinetosh in the Midnight in Manhattan colorway to see if it could be a good match.  What do you think? I think it's perfect!

So, wish me luck as I try to get this knit up in the next 48 hours ... I think I can, I think i can.  And here's a peek at a part of the bridal party.

Bridesmaid, Bride, and Matron of Honor (from years ago)


  1. Ooooh, what a beautiful dress! Yes, I think you're crazy - but not any crazier than the rest of us who also do this kind of thing! Wishing you luck!

  2. Wishing you success! It will be lovely!

  3. Love the dress! The yarn is a perfect match. Good luck with the shawl and have a wonderful time at the wedding!

  4. Such a pretty color on you! The shawl will match perfectly. Also, I know you well enough to know that when you want a project done, it gets done! I'm not worried!

  5. That color is super stunning on you! Shaelyn will be a lovely shawl to wear with this dress