Wednesday, 28 September 2011

For Amanda

Mom's Celtic Knot Stole for Amanda

My older brother Luke is marrying his soul mate in just over a week from now. Amanda is awesome. She really is the perfect match for Luke and we're all so happy that she's officially going to be a part of our family. 

special skein of silk for Mom

Mom wanted to knit something for her to commemorate the event. She decided on the Celtic Knot Stole designed by Sarah Kendra Hughes. Luke, as well as his groomsmen (including Chris!) will be wearing kilts at the wedding. Luke's Scottish heritage is important to him, so the Celtic themed stole seemed perfectly appropriate. We brainstormed colourways and fibers and after much ado finally decided on this gorgeous custom colourway that Chris dyed for mom. It's the type of colour that is impossible to photograph! It changes with every light, sometimes looking green, then blue, then purple even gold! It's magical. Mom's ravelry Project page can be found here.

Mom's Celtic Knot Stole for Amanda

Mom worked on the stole on and off all summer. Now that it's officially finished and blocked, it truly is a work of art. 


Mom's Celtic Knot Stole for Amanda

She used almost two skeins of TFA Silver Label Mulberry Silk yarn for this project. Amanda's tall and will look gorgeous and elegant in this large stole.

Mom's Celtic Knot Stole for Amanda

The perfect row of eyelets created by the knitted on border on each end is just the type of finishing that I love. I know that mom is very happy with it too. 

Mom's Celtic Knot Stole for Amanda

When wrapped around your shoulders this stole is lush and cozy, but when held up to the light it's incredibly airy.  I love it!

Mom's Celtic Knot Stole for Amanda

Mom did an incredible job with this stole. Though Amanda probably won't wear it everyday, it's the type of thing that she can hold on to forever and pull out at important events when a gorgeous, hand knit, celtic stole is appropriate. Welcome to the family Amanda!

Mom's Celtic Knot Stole for Amanda

10 comments:

  1. I love this stole! So beautiful!

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  2. Your write-up brings a tear to my eye. Thanks Tanis & Chris for your help. Hope Amanda likes it as much as I do. Mum

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  3. What an amazing and loving gift to welcome a beloved new family member! I wish I could have seen progress shots of your mum knitting this stole. It's not only beautiful in its design but it's also beautiful in its meaning.

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  4. Me too, Noreen! The stole is beautiful and a true work or art and love. Excellent job! Amanda will have an heirloom. I am so excited for your family, have a great time at the wedding and God bless Amanda and Luke.

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  5. Thank you so much for this beautiful stole Noreen!!! I am so surprised and honored. Also thank you chris and Tanis for making such a perfect colour. I cannot wait to wear it! Such a beautiful write-up Tanis!
    Love
    Amanda

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  6. Just WOW. that is so drop dead gorgeous!! What a lovely, amazing gift.

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  7. What a lucky girl to have such a beautiful gift from her mother-in-law! Well done to both you and your mom for creating something so special!

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