Tuesday, May 22, 2007

no more deadline knitting

I'm seeing the Mom of Miss Little Red Dress tonight, and had to whip up the edgings and seams on the Thinking Dress quickly! Rowan patterns are generally lovely and clear to knit, but yikes: that's a helluva lot of finishing touches on a tiny dress. I guess they look so good because of the finishing, but it seems like I spent the same time on the edging and seams as I did on the back of the dress. However, the finished product was worth it.

I made one change to the pattern (in Miss Bea's Rainy Day), which was to do one more cable twist at the top of the dress. In this picture, you can sort of see that there's a (seemingly) big expanse of non-cabled stitches on the top left. I just did a twist in the already-knit row before picking up stitches for the neck edging. I'm much happier with the result, as a result!

But no more knitting deadlines! For a while, at least.


Brenda said...

Very pretty! Once the knitting's done, it always seems like the "finishing" should go really fast, but good finishing takes time.

~Kristie said...

That is just too adorable! It looks absolutely beautiful!