Friday, April 18, 2008

Polka-Dot Party Dress

Just so you know I haven't been slacking, I have cast on for a shawl for my mom. Her request was very specific. For the yarn she wanted a glossy fiber with great drape. Pattern: smaller version of Icarus a la saartjeknits. Color: black. I got some Cotton Viscose yarn from Garnstudio and I think the shawl is going to be gorgeous, but right now the project is not very photogenic... as I'm sure anyone else who has ever tried to photograph an half-knit, unblocked, high gloss, dark colored shawl could attest.

Like any other knitter in the midst of a project, I've got the next project on my mind. Since I'm hoping to have my mom's shawl done for her birthday, I also have her birthday party on my mind. Last summer I got the cutest little dress when I was out shopping with her...

I'm not a real fan of strapless dresses, although this one fits me well. Who could resist the red dots though? When we got it I also got a cropped white jacket to go over top, but it's heavy enough that it probably won't be really comfortable to wear in July. What I need is a wrap. Wait, this is why I'm a knitter right?

The handywoman's secret weapon: yarn.
I even have stash yarn that happens to match AND I got that yarn from the destash long before I ever got the dress. I know, it scares me too...

1 comment:

Octopus Knits said...

Ooo, what a pretty dress - that will look great with a red wrap!