Were you getting anxious for another update? If you answered yes, then today is your lucky day!
I don't like to sit idle for long periods of time. I get antsy. I want to do something or move or talk. I'm told it can be a bit distracting if I'm watching a movie, for example. So it is very helpful to have something to do with my hands. It keeps my hands … Continue reading Knitting in the Dark
Lucky you! Getting more updates. And more photos this time, too! Progress ...New Pieces! Stats Frog Count: 0 # Pieces on Needles*: 3 Hours worked: 19:22 Approximate Stitch Count: 8899 Number of pieces on needles isn't necessarily meant to indicate working multiple pieces at one time and shifting back and forth, rather, the number of … Continue reading Progress Update #2
I must confess... I started a new project! "WHAT." I'm sure you are incredulous. When I spent all that time and effort clearing out the queue... How could I?! I know, I know. Just hear me out. You see, my dear sweet boyfriend is actually one of those observant types. He knows I love knitting. … Continue reading Undercover Cover
Disclaimer: Read NOTHING into this post being close in timing to making my wedding dress. They are not related by anything other than knitting. I've reached that age where friends, coworkers, and family members in my generation group are having babies. It's often the next wave after or slightly overlapping the season of multiple weddings a … Continue reading Baby hats; little hats… for babies!
It is time for my first update! While on vacation in Sweden and Finland, I didn't really keep to a schedule. I started and worked on the dress when it was convenient. As anticipated, the beads made it almost impossible to work on the go- like on the train or bus rides that were my … Continue reading Dress Progress Update #1
Thus far in the process, I've mentioned beading for this dress in a mostly off-handed way. Like "Ah, yes, that will happen." I thought it was as simple as "That, but just add some beads..." Honestly, this has been one of the most challenging aspects of design and execution. Here were some of my decisions and … Continue reading Beading Woes and Odes
I'm a math nerd. LOVE it. In High School I was on the math team, meaning I took math tests outside of school. For fun. Knitting has so much math behind it. To just make something it is mostly counting; but to design or adjust fit of a garment... so much math. Mostly geometry, a … Continue reading The Math Behind the Dress
I cast on the first stitches of my wedding dress today. I want to let that sink in for a moment. Whew! As I start this endeavor, I have no idea how much, or how little time I will have to work on it. With that in mind, it's important to have stopping points that … Continue reading Approach + Stopping Points
I have an amazing dress. It fits me in a flattering way when I gained 15 lbs and lost 15 lbs from where I am at right now (30 lb range at LEAST). It is modest yet flattering, hides my flaws. I always feel fantastic when I put on this dress. I put it on every … Continue reading Pattern Drafting