Thursday, April 5, 2012

From Rue and Rachel

When you are regularly order things online (for a wedding and maybe some occasional fabric), it's hard to keep up with what packages you should be getting. The other day I got one in a small flat rate priority mail box, that puzzled me upon arrival.

It was something from Chicago. Then I recognized the name and was even more puzzled.

Rue and I had already completed our swap, so what was she sending me?

Apparently, Rue and Rachel conspired to surprise me with a wedding gift.

A gift for me?

A handmade shawl, to be exact.

Not only did they share knitting duties on this gorgeous shawl, but the yarn is handspun, by Rue.

Incredible.

Citron for me

I wish I could really show you the depth of this color, but the yarn is a gray with subtle flecks of blue, green, pink.
And soft. So soft.

The sneaky girls perused my ravelry favorites and saw that I enjoyed the Citron shawl, but I haven't knitted the pattern.

I love this shawl, because it was knit with love and hope.

Closeup

I hope the wedding venue is chilly enough that I can wear this that day, and remember how each stitch was knit by my friends, Rachel and Rue.

Thank you both. You are incredible!
As soon as I can, I'll share a picture of me wearing it.

Hopefully, it will be from the wedding, which is less than three. weeks. away!

16 comments:

  1. Oh, that is stunning. What amazingly talented friends you have! :)

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  2. What a beautiful gift! Totally lovely.

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  3. oh my gracious jacey! it is gorgeous!!! those sneaky sneaky girls! what a beautiful thoughtful gift!!!

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  4. beautiful! what a special gift.

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  5. Wow! So, so pretty! What a sweet gift :)

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  6. so beautiful, jacey! yes, make sure to get pics of you wearing it with your wedding dress!

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  7. How sweet of them! It's beautiful! Can't wait to see pictures of you wearing it on your wedding day :)

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  8. It is BEAUTIFUL! What sweet and thoughtful friends! I can't believe your wedding is only 3 SHORT weeks away!! You must be so excited..I am sure a nice cup of hot tea, and wrapped in that warm shawl must be the BEST thing to calm those prewedding jitters!

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  9. That is gorgeous and such a beautiful, thoughtful gift :)

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  10. Tears in my eyes. So beautiful, in so many ways!!!

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  11. such an incredible wedding gift!

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  12. Oh, I'm so glad you love it (sorry, I had every intention of replying to your lovely email but I just haven't made the time yet!). Rue's handspun was a dream to knit with...and it was such a special project to work on that with Rue for you. So fun keeping secrets too! ;)

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  13. What an amazing gift!! It's stunnng.

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  14. whoa! that's a gorgeous gift!!

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  15. So beautiful, and so sweet! I can't belive your wedding is coming up so fast -- good luck with everything! I hope it is everything you dreamed of and then some!

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  16. WOW! What an incredible gift!! It's so beautiful, Jacey!

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