Monday, August 20, 2007

FO, FO, it's off to knit I go....

Oh, come's catchy, right?

Thanks for all of the compliments on my hair! I have been feeling quite sassy lately. But much to the dismay of my hairdresser, no one of the male persuasion confessed his undying love for me and my sexy hair. For now, I am okay with that.

Okay, so last time I promised an FO....Tomato #2!!! Hey, it's an object, and it's finished.....and quite tasty too!

What?!? You want a knitting FO? Yeah, okay, well check THIS out!Pattern: Sandnes Mandarin booklet #305 - "White Dress"
Yarn: Idena Bambino Bomull #187 (3.5 skeins)
Needles: US2 and US3 (yes, you read that right)
Size: 9 mo.
Notes: I was worried about this project for a while. It was hibernating once I going on the 12" of ribbing on US3 needles. But I finally sat down and decided that I needed to finish before Lizzie grows out of it. Toward the end I was getting annoyed cause it was taking so long and I was afraid I wasn't going to like the product.

It very much redeemed itself. I am so glad that I made this and pressed on with it. The yarn splits like no ones business. A tip: Knot all strands at the VERY end when joining. It does unravel and then becomes a big mess. Knotting it kept all the plys together until I was ready to weave them in and then I just cut the knot off and voila!

This was going to be for her birthday in November, but once I finished, I just couldn't wait to give it. Lizzie and I had lunch today (Mom, Dad, and Brother came too) and she received her present. However, like most 9 month olds, she was more interested in the cool holographic bag the dress came in.

Since I cast that off, I could now use the needles to cast on my MS3. Yeah, yeah, I am a bit behind and it's not such a mystery any more, but I still want a go at it.
I am doing it in some black Cashwool with garnet red beads. I am not, however, doing the wing. I have nothing against the wing, and I just a very "symmetrical" kind of person. All of the asymmetrical stuff that is out there right now just drives me nuts.


Jen Da Purse Ho said...

man that little dresss ROCKS!!! :)

you are barely casting on for ms3? you are funny. :)

weezalana said...

Maybe they're just admiring you from afar. ;)

Great job on the dress! Very cute! (And kudos for you for knitting that entire thing on size 2s and 3s!)

Bezzie said...

That's the second time I've seen that dress show up on the blogosphere. Is it wrong of me to hope I come across someone having a baby girl soon? It looks amazing!!!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

That dress is just tooo cute for words!! I love it! And the color is fantastic. Great job on sticking to it and finishing!

Kate said...

Congratulations on a lovely little dress!

And as for the men not simply leaping out of the woodwork to admire your new 'do... would it be better for them to do that, or to continue to stalk you from afar? Hmm... perhaps neither, now that I think of it.

Anonymous said...

I'd not have the staying power for all the ribbing. You rock Auntie!

Jeremy & Julie said...

The dress is beautiful! Elizabeth looks so cute in it! I will send photos when I get the chance. You're the best!!!

eduininck said...

Yes, I want to see this modeled! It is beautiful. I need to learn that edging for my shells. My armholes and neckline never look finished.

Tasha said...

That is so pretty. I'm glad you finished it! (mostly selfish since I enjoyed watching that Monkey on Tues!)