Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring dress

It's really been a while, right? Since my last post, I defended my dissertation, graduated, got a job, and moved to the D.C. area. I still knit and post pictures over on Ravelry (user name "mwedzi"), but haven't blogged. Anyway, I made my first knit dress, so that's pretty blog-worthy, right?

It's made with Berocco Vintage DK in green, brown, white, and magenta. And I finished in a speedy 3 1/2 weeks! I wasn't sure about the climate where I live now and wanted to make sure I finished before it got too warm to wear it. Needn't have worried about that, as this was in February. This area is warmer than Chicago, but it ain't that warm. Anyway, here's the finished piece:

With a jacket:

From the side:

And from the back:

Is it familiar? This dress is just the popular Knitty pattern Tubey, but made longer. I added a bit of waist shaping, but that's it.

I really like working with the yarn. It's a little itchy on my sensitive shoulders, but other than that, no complaints. It seems like the type of yarn that will not pill, yet is still soft. Is a little splitty, but I don't mind that.

I'm happy with it. :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki! I cleaned out some blogs from my Google reader the other day and was hesitant as to what to do with yours. I decided to keep it as I used to really enjoy your posts and I hoped you'd return to your blog one day. And here it is! :)

Your dress looks lovely! The colours and the fit are great. I hope you get to use it a lot in D.C.

(And in case you have no idea who I am; I used to be catownedanna over at Thunder and used to write on The girl who knew some Swahili.)

Nik said...

I think your dress is lovely.

Karine said...

What a coincidence, I want to knit a dress too! Gorgeous dress, I love it.

Gail said...

Awesome dress. You look great in it:)

AmyPinSeattle said...

This turned out awesome!!

Glad you found a job...not so easy in this economy!!

AmyPinSeattle said...

This turned out awesome!!

Glad you found a job...not so easy in this economy!!

Harlem Purl said...

Love the dress. It came out great! Love the hair by the way. I can't seem ro retian length so I'll probably do a BC when the weather warms up. Hopefully I'll bump into you at Maryland Sheep & Wool festival this year :-)

Monique said...

Your dress is gorgeous. I absolutely love the colors you chose. Now from the back it looks like you're wearing a matching shrug. Are you or is that just the way the dress is made.