There are not many milestones that mean as much as 25 years of marriage. Let’s face it, it is hard to be married to someone for 25 years, no matter how much you love and enjoy each other. But here I am at 25 years and happy as a clam!
So, I’m sharing my happiness and, in celebration, I am offering 25% off all of my self-published patterns and collections. All you need to do is head over to ravelry, place all of the patterns you want in your cart and use the coupon code “25years” at check out. The coupon code can be used again-and-again and is good until midnight EST on Sunday, November 22nd!
Meanwhile, my husband and I will be having our own celebration!
Let’s face it, I am not a shawl designer. But when my daughter announced that she was getting married, I knew I needed to knit her a wedding shawl. It took months to find the right inspiration. It began when I discovered Seven Sisters Arts at VKL NYC last January. We have summered in Maine all of my children’s lives, so a yarn hand-dyed in Maine seemed perfect. As the months moved along, I would stare at the skeins of beautiful Astrid in my studio and nothing… Then the wedding invitation came. Sparkling points of lights and a origami paper crane were on the cover and that was it!
I realized that there would be over 1,000 paper cranes strung throughout the wedding venue as a symbol of eternal good luck and with that vision, the wedding shawl emerged.
In honor of my daughter’s wedding, I designed a shawl inspired by the 1,000 origami cranes strung throughout the wedding venue — a symbol of eternal good luck!
Paper cranes is an asymmetric shaped shawl with a simple eyelet pattern. While the eyelet “cranes” appear random, in fact my oldest daughter and artist, Amalia, worked with me to place the “cranes” like falling water droplets, in the Japanese tradition. Knit edge-to-edge using simple yarn overs to make each eyelet crane, this paper cranes is knit in Seven Sisters Arts Astrid on US #4 needles — the resulting fabric is amazing, with perfect softness and drape!
You can see all of VERSACIKNITS designs on ravelry. We all hope that you will take a moment to go and heart and queue all of the Building Blocks designs!