Thursday, March 1, 2007

The beginning of the Elfin Bride

I have found my camera, and can now prove that not only has the Elfin Bride/Gothlet pattern been released but I have actually had the courage to start.

The pattern is exceptionally well written and very detailed and precise, and in addition to this Jennifer Stafford offers a brilliant visual aid gallery showing the complete process.
I fell in love with this piece of knitted genius during my first forays into the online world of knitting.

And it still seems a bit unreal that I am actually attempting it.

Of course I have already shown disobedience by not using the recommended cotton, mostly because I was eager and impatient to start, and March will be a bit low on the money front, but also because my lovely green Silky Tweed seems so very perfect for it.

And the first sign that it's meant to be, is that first swatch hit gauge right on.


Anonymous said...

Ooooh I can't wait to see your progress. I also want to make this but waiting to see some finished ones first!! I also like to make city coat! Are you planning to make something else from the book?

jules said...

I am also starting the Elfin Bride, but am having a bit of trouble increasing in the pattern. I'd love to join your KAL.