Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wedding knits: Part II

I don't want to go over the top with knitted nick knacks at the wedding. I also don't want to drive myself insane to finish a bunch of labor-intensive projects that I can never finish. But I DO want to have something knitted to add a little touch of me and my interests. Enter bouquet wrap, stage left:

(Source unknown, some wedding magazine. Sorry!)

Seriously, how cute is this? It's barely noticeable, but really personal. It could be understated, like hear in the cream, but it could be more of a statement by contrasting with the flowers.

From a practical standpoint, it's a rectangle. This one looks like it was cut from a larger knitted piece and appears unfinished at the edges. But I couldn't stand for that.

Knitting this in the round would require fitting it to the bouquet, and thus knowing how big it would be. Too much work.

I imagine this look would be easiest to achieve by having fake buttons and using velcro. The buttons could be a way to further personalize if I got my hands on some garment from a family member (Mom's wedding dress buttons? Buttons from any shirt of any grandparent?)

About the velcro: normally velcro would ruin the yarn, but I don't exactly think I'd ever use it again.

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