I’m pleased to report, knitter friends, that the knitted dress is finished! As per usual, once I actually sat down and worked on the seaming, it got done pretty quickly (as compared to just looking at the finished pieces and hoping they seamed up themselves). I even tried it on right when I finished and confirmed that it does indeed fit and I can sleep well at night knowing that I did manage to successfully execute my first knitted dress. Sure, it’s a lot of similar decisions to knitting a sweater (deciding fit, measurements, picking size, modifications, etc), but the first of any project is always a new frontier.
I’ll definitely get some proper modelled shots of this as well (maybe even get some nice bright tights or accessories to go with it – goodness knows the stores at the mall want us to do that sort of thing as though it’s almost spring or something), but for now my dress form can stand in. And now I have a knitted dress in my wardrobe.
There are a couple of other projects on the needles that I should be attending to (including the Pi Shawl I started in the late fall and has a theoretical finishing deadline of Pi Day, which is in 10 days), but just to take the edge off of finishing a big grey project I decided to quickly cast on something in a colour, any colour.
I pulled some long-stashed skeins of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label (I’ve had them for so long they are in her ‘original’ colour composition for the garnet colourway, which is different from her current one), and cast on a Duke Street Shawl for myself. It’ll be a pretty quick and cozy knit and might be just the ticket for a late winter/hopeful spring accessory. I might even make it a bit larger than the original pattern and extend the lace edging a bit, we’ll see how much the yardage wants to go for.
It’s a whole new world after finishing a big project – it’s entirely likely a case of Start-itis is going to befall me, and I might not mind in the slightest if it does. New knits on the needles, huzzah!
Until next time!