Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dizzle's Dress

I finished the "Little Liza Jane" dress 2 days before the wedding. If any of you have little girls in your life to knit for, this dress is really a wonderful knit. I cannot tell you how many compliments I received on it throughout the wedding. I bought a sweet little button down collared shirt for her to wear with it, and had the perfect tiny heart-shaped buttons in my meager button stash for the right shoulder.

I made the 3T size for Dizzle (who is just a tad too big for most 2Ts these days, but not quite big enough for 3s to fit perfectly). I shortened the skirt by one inch, and I'm glad I did because it grew in length a bit as it was worn.

My worries about getting it on her body were well founded. As I started to dress her to get her into her "party clothes" she started shrieking and ripping at the previously mentioned "sweet little button down collared shirt" as if she were Linda Blair's Exorcist character getting dowsed with holy water. I lied, and told her she just had to wear it "for a few minutes" and she thankfully calmed down and then promptly forgot my promise and happily trucked off to the ceremony and reception and stayed up to ungodly hours (for a 2 year old) dancing with her cousins.

And, not knitting related, but another cute photo of PumpkinBoy (who has no interest in me knitting for him, therefore rarely makes the pages here) and his cousin looking rather grownup at the wedding reception (credits for this photo and the one of Dizzle & her little cousin go to my cousin):

Friday, May 15, 2009

Whatcha Doin'

As I said in one of my last posts, my little WIP tally on the sidebar over there is totally inaccurate. I have two things on the knitting needles, only one of which is actually getting any of my time. The one I'm ignoring (in my great tradition of taking a year or more to knit one pair of socks) is a Mermaid sock in Vesper self striping, the colorway I can't be bothered to look up right now. Just went looking for a photo of it, and realized I haven't even put it in Ravelry yet. Ooops.

The other knitting WIP I have going has a deadline, so it is coming along much faster. It is the Little Liza Jane dress by Alison Green Will from the most recent Twist Collective. For what it probably the 1st time ever, I bought the exact yarn specified and even used the exact color. The dress, obviously, is for Dizzle, and the deadline is next weekend when my brother gets married.

I'm confident I will finish, as I'm already up to the bodice and even in the largest size (3T) that is not a whole lot of knitting. My problem will be actually getting Dizzle into the dress, as she has recently declared "NO DRESSES!" whenever I offer to dress her in one.

The spinning and the dyeing continue at a faster pace than my knitting, and I can't seem to be able to keep up with documenting that either. Here is a little glimpse at what has come out of the dye pots and off my bobbins lately.