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
I was invited to a masquerade ball and my first thought was; what do you wear to such a thing? A gown and mask, I suppose, but what will I wear? I really didn't want to spend a ton of cash-o-la on a fancy dress that I would probably never wear again. But I had … Continue reading Failed Dress Dying
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!
Frost flower pattern on the top, Haapsalu pattern on the bottom. When I saw this dress on Pinterest and tracked it to a blogger's site, my jaw hit the floor. This is almost exactly what I want. And she made it for someone else. And she has an Etsy shop. And a custom made dress … Continue reading The Almost Purchase
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
I don't travel super often, but I enjoy exploring new places and cultures. From my travels I've found that people resonate with and bond over art, even if there is a language barrier. On a mission trip to Nicaragua, I gathered a small crowd by doing portraits. (Pen or marker sketches). For the past few … Continue reading Art Abroad!
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