Friday’s FO: the dress

I finally finished the dress. The stockinet was mind numbing. But the end result was definitely worth it. And just in time for the warmer weather. She sure loves her dresses. So worth it in fact that I cast on a second one. I knit this one from the bottom up using on colorway that had really long color repeats. This time I am using three colors and knitting from the top down.

The 5 year old chose the colors herself. I am pleased she picked colors that were not pinks or purples or typically girly colors. I am already at the skirt portion.

The skirt will be striped using all three colors. I am enjoying it so far but I think the bodice on the bottom up version was more interesting. But then again I will find out when it is done.

I also cast on a pair of socks for her using some leftover sock yarn because she has suddenly outgrown most of the socks I knit for her. She actually likes hand knit socks. I mismatched them intentionally. I have a thing for socks that are not twins. They look more fun and carefree. I am knitting them toe up and two at a time. Not my favorite technique but it is perfect for using up the yarn until the last yard.

Oh I have another FO, it is not really an FO but it is still a cool thing. I finally found some fold over elastic at my local store.

And made a bunch of headbands. I went back and got another 6 colors and made 2 of each color and the little one took them to school and shared with her friends. They literally take minutes to make and they are so comfortable and they look really nice too.


Colors – 3KCBWDAY1

This is part of the third annual Knitting and Crochet Blogging Week

I have a problem with colors.  I am always second guessing myself if I need to work with more than one color.

I almost always use one color, and if I don’t then it is usually a self striping or varriegated yarn, very rarely will I mix colors.

One of the reasons I am knitting the Uncoordinated blanket is to get out of my comfort zone and just add colors randomly.It appears to me that most colors can coexist peacefully in a blanket without trying to runaway or kill each other.

I looked through my flickr stream and found some read projects most of them quite recent.  Red is powerful and very hard to photograph too.  It is a passionate color.

1. IMG_9608, 2. IMG_9551, 3. Knitted Apple, 4. Pyramid Safari Bag

Rainbows are always a big hit in our household. Who doesn’t love rainbows? They make you feel warm and fuzzy and happy inside.

1. Rainbow hat, 2. Crazy Rainbow SOcks, 3. Rainbow Socks, 4. Pencil Sleeves

I thought I didn’t knit in green a lot but I guess there is more than a fair share of green projects under my belt.

1. Flower Burst Tote, 2. Queen of Diamonds Bag, 3. Shabak Shawl, 4. Afternoon Clutch

Pink is a common color when you have a little girl who screams peeeenk peeeenk when you ask her to pick a color.  Luckily she has moved onto purple these days.

1. IMG_8590, 2. Pink poncho, 3. Pink Rosamonds, 4. Kindle Fire Cozy

Blues, of course lots of blues.  I have more blue projects than any color.  I love blue.  Blue is calming. Blue is me.  I crochet or knit in blue when I need to relax and find my peace of mind.

1. Falling Water Shawl, 2. Another Fold Me Clutch, 3. Get Well Soon Bear, 4. Marina Bag

And it also turned out I have quite a number of more than one color project.  I think the reason I don’t do a lot of multi color projects is my aversion to weaving in ends.  But I think I need to rethink that attitude because they do look gorgeous in the end.

1. IMG_9143, 2. Realized I have a shawl knitting addiction, 3. Untitled, 4. Not Folded Fold Me Clutch