Monday, 17 May 2010
Princess Mary's Shawl
When the Danish crown princess and crown prince had their children babtised the babies where carried wrapped in a shawl Princess Mary got from her mother - I believe it was originally a Shetlandic design (probably from Unst, to be exact).
Cecilie, who I used to go to school with, is having her first child in 15 days, which happens to be my birthday too. She asked me if I would be interested in making this quite famous 'Mary shawl' for her baby (she would pay me and all). Since I had been thinking about making this very shawl just for the fun of it, I agreed. And it was fun to knit! :) It's huge so it takes around 100 hours to make. Consider yourself warned.
Today I handed it over to Cecilie; she seemed to be very pleased with the result.