Monday, April 19, 2010

It took almost a year ...

... to finish this pillowcase edging:

.... here they are hanging out on the clothesline yesterday.

... and here the are pressed, folded and ready to mail as a wedding gift for my cousin :)

The pattern is called love braid.
It's a knitted lace 
- which even thought it was an easy pattern - 
it took forever for me to finish.
How do you spell 
p r o c r a s t i n a t e ?

Happy Monday :)

17 comments:

sharon said...

Your cousin will adore this, it is beautiful! I found your blog thru Terri, and it is beautiful! Your inchies blow me away, and your art is gorgeous!

Michelle Palmer said...

They are beautiful~ they will be treasured gifts! :)

Elizabeth said...

Those are so beautiful -- I've never seen something hand-knit that's so fine. Where did you get the pattern?

Terri Kahrs said...

Your pillowcases are gorgeous, Kimmie, and such a stunning and thoughtful gift. What a keepsake! It's rare to see such fine workmanship; hours and hours have gone into these and with each stitch, I'm sure you were sending happy, loving thoughts. Magnificent!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

PS I mentioned you on my post today, so you may have a few new visitors! :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I spell this project D I F F I C U L T and A M A Z I N G.

Chriss Rollins said...

wELL DONE A WHOLE YEAR.

My goodness but so well worth it they are S T U N N I N G.

SEE YOU TOMORROW.

CHRISS X

Susie Dally said...

Precious! What a keepsake they will be. You are the bomb, girlfriend!

La Dolce Vita said...

what a most amazing and thoughtful gift!

Dianne said...

They are gorgeous!

Odd Chick said...

These are so so lovely. I would treasure these if I were the new bride. It is so rare to see handmade crocheted pillow cases anymore.

Teri said...

Kimmie--This is indeed a lost art. I remember when I first met B's grandmother. She told me to open her dresser drawer and pick out anything that I wanted. I still have some of the pillow slips that she had given me although they are really thin now and I won't use them. I should actually take the edging off of them and sew it onto new pillow slips so that I could use them and pass them down. I think hers were crocheted, not knitted. You do great work, Kimmie. Procrastination or not: the receiver of the gift will surely appreciate them. I know that I would!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Those certainly are a most wonderful and special wedding gift!
I have decided things just happen in their own time ... some things can't be rushed ... knitted lace ... WOW!
Gorgeous Kimmie!
oxo

ooglebloops said...

It took as long as it should take!!!And, now they will have them forever!!! They are gorgeous!!!

neva gagliano said...

lucky cousin, receiving a future family heirloom...such LUV!! gorgeous...the kind money can't buy.

ale said...

hola kimmie!!!!how beautifull !!! and so full of love! you are going to make your cousin very very happy ! is a very very special present for the wedding!!!!happy week!!and muchos besos kimmie!!!!!

deb said...

My MIL did so much of this, It's mind boggling , the detail, the concentration.

My sister in law too.

Oh , I'm so inspired to post pictures.

This is truly an accomplishment, Kimmie.

Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful! A wonderful heirloom.