women of a certain age are like sunflowers; they know how to turn their faces to the sun.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Here Comes the Stole...


A little girl at the wedding asked her mother
afterwards why the bride changed her mind. "What do you mean?" responded her mother.

"Well," said the child, "she went down the aisle with one man, and came back with another."

- Anonymous


Apologies to all for my recent absence and Hydrangea Scarf's delayed release. Have been under the weather with a sinus infection. Ouch! New release date: Monday, July 28th.

So I holed up with my decongestant and a strong dose of antibiotics, and knitted up a storm on the wedding stole. Two weeks until the big day and I'm feeling the pinch.


The stole is turning out to be so lovely. I am into the second half now and absolutely thrilled with this redesign.



And my son's fiancee has graciously consented to its publication as a stand alone pattern (not part of the Garden Variety Collection) after the wedding. Release date: August 13th.


Those of you who are waiting patiently (or not) for Drizzle, Sherwood, and Sedona patterns will have to wait a little longer as this project has pushed all other patterns into the background. I am sure you understand.

If only I had three knitters working for me, I could release so many more patterns. I have over 25 designs in various stages of completion from conceptual drawings to nearly complete. Three knitters oughta just about do it...

Either that, or six hands...

Speaking of nearing completion...

ZINNIA SIGHTING!


Two thirds of the way complete and into the final chart.


And if the zinnias are blooming, can the sunflowers be far behind?



What's this?

Why it's a sunflower center, of course...

As if you didn't know!

See you all on Monday for Hydrangea's big reveal. Here's a tease to tide you over...

And for those who want to know...

Dimensions: 80" by 16" Yardage: 850 Bead Count: 4300

(Sorry guys. I tried to get it in under 4000. You could do it if you shortened it by one repeat.)

4 comments:

Cheryl, the jungian Knitter said...

Really really beautiful, Susan!

Amy said...

Yikes! Two weeks away? Could it be that your son's wedding and my daughter's wedding will be the same day? (8/9) You have my empathy on the scarce time before the big event - at least I'm not trying to knit a stole for the wedding! :) It sure looks lovely - what a lucky daughter-in-law!

shortoldlady said...

Hope your decongestants are kicking in - sinus problems are terrible!

Eagerly awaiting your Hydrangea Scarf - found some perfect yarn. Would you leak the vital numbers for yardage so we can be ready??? PLEASE!! TIA!

Donna Lee said...

The wedding stole is lovely. What a priceless gift.