Today the fun in Holmfirth continues.

I have brought a WIP to the UK, which must be ready on July 3rd.

Some weeks ago a friend of mine asked me for help. Her sister will marry on July 6th and she wanted to have a shawl for her. We have had a nice evening, chatting about yarns looking on shade cards and knitting patterns she may use, because she decided she wanted to do it by herself.

Well, about 3 weeks ago she called and told me, she never ever will be ready with her knitting, because she bought the wrong colour and she is not very experienced (the bridal dress is white, but has a trimming in a different colour). She has chosen a colour that nearly matches the trimming, but after all she didn’t like it.

5 weeks for a lace shawl, ok that could be done. But, my LYS does not stock Rowan Kidsilk Haze in shade white (D***!).

Rowan Kidsilk Haze - Shade White 612

Rowan Kidsilk Haze – Shade White 612

So I had to order it online. 1 week later the yarn arrived. Meanwhile life has played a trick on me and my free time for knitting was virtually zero (D***!). 4 weeks to go!

The pattern I have chosen is from Jane Sowerbys book Victorian Lace Today. It is called Myrtle leaf shawl. I think it is the right pattern for a bride, especially because I’m adding golden beads for some further sparkle.



Yesterday I traveled to the UK to the Rowan headquarters to meet my fellow Rowan Ambassadors and to have a great time with the Rowan family.

So this EBS (Emergency Bridal Shawl), which is not really a travel knit,  is with me in the UK and hopefully will grow a little bit. Needles crossed!



2 weeks to go!