Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hmmmm... How are We Doing On Those Projects?

 So here is a bit of an update on the major projects in my life.  The knitted dress is coming along slowly.  Yes, it is still in time out, but after taking these pathetic pictures of it, I am feeling a little sorry for it.  I mean, it is not the dresses fault that the yarn is not behaving nicely.  I have knit about 16 inches of this dress so far.  It will be approximately 26 inches long...or more depending on how it looks.  I am rather tall at 5'9 3/4" and my legs are long, so it has to cover my thighs, which are not so young anymore.
 Sorry for the bad picture, but here is the top of the dress.  The dress is knit from the top down.  After the main portion of the dress is complete, I will knit the sleeves and an i-cord which goes around the top of the dress.  For the next 7 or 8 inches, it is purely straight knitting, a bit boring, but easy enough to do.  That is if I stop finding all the knots in the yarn. I know, I have to get over that.
 The crochet sweater has been a very, very, fun project, and the yarn has been behaving perfectly.  I finished putting it together last night .  Can I tell you how much I love this sweater and the pattern?  I am amazed that putting these motifs together created this great wrap sweater.
 It all comes together so nicely, and with really very little effort, as you connect the motifs as you go along.  I also put the single crochet border around the neck line last night...I am getting closer, and closer to the finish line with this sweater.
Tonight, I will start on the crochet arm and waist bands.  Easy enough to do, at least I think it is.  I better not get too cocky or we will have some big mistake happen.  I think this sweater will be perfect for Florida weather.  In the summer I envision a white tank top underneath it, and in the winter a long white t-shirt.  What do you think?

Thanks to all of you lovely ladies who keep posting pictures of all the spring cleaning you are doing.  I got home from work today, and cleaned out my closet.  I keep up with this pretty regularly, but still managed two bags for Goodwill.  I also organized my knitting and crochet supplies, which are also in my closet.  I don't have a craft room, so it is my closet, or nothing.  I got rid of some really cheap yarn, and moved around some of the yarn I had.  I am amazed that I really don't have a huge stash anymore.  I have been using a lot up, but of course I still have enough to have a huge safety zone, in case yarn stores were to close for a couple of weeks, I am still set.

Thanks for all who comment on my blog.  I really appreciate that you take the time to communicate with me.  I appreciate all of you, even you lovely ladies who have been cleaning and purging.

Have a wonderful day.

12 comments:

by Teresa said...

I love the basket weave pattern in the dress, can't wait to see you model it. I also love the lacy sweater. Bravo, my dear! Hugs, Teresa

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Love your knitting and crocheting that is happening. The dress will be beautiful, great color and I love the pattern. A lot of work, you are very brave to knit a dress! The crochet sweater is so pretty and feminine. The color is so bright and one of my favorites. Can't wait to see them on you!! Have a great rest of the week. xoRobin❤

Marjo said...

Ohhh what a lovely sweater .........!
Just the one I love ....

Marjo

Rose Red said...

I love the knit dress so far, I hope the yarn starts behaving itself for you!

And the crochet cardigan looks fantastic, I am inspired to make one for myself (added to the huge queue!)

vagiraffe2 said...

Don't be discouraged by the dress. That's a huge undertaking. The sweater is just lovely. You do very nice work.
Peace.

MJ

Claudia said...

I find knots to be incredibly annoying. I've been known to just go ahead and keep knitting even with the knot there. The dress is looking good Mer and I love the sweater.

xo
Claudia

The French Bear said...

Both projects are beautiful!!! I have just started some little slippers, so I hope to progress to socks!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B
p.s. love the gardenia!!!!!

Cari said...

Oh your dress is BEAUTIFUL. You are so talented... The crocheted sweater is ADORABLE. Girl you have more energy than the Energizer Bunny!! Have fun....

lovestitch said...

Oh how I love your dress, it's really adorable! Your sweater looks very beautiful too, I love making one like that for a long time but I still haven't tried! You did inspire me! Thank you and have a great day! :)

tina said...

I am SO proud of you! Good grief, major projects and much to show for them. I'm stuck in the slacker zone! :)

Jane said...

Hi Meredith, thanks for visiting my blog, and I've enjoyed exploring yours! Love the crochet sweater. I am also very relieved to see that there is in fact a very good reason why I need a huge stash. I needn't feel guilty at all. I'm just being sensible in case there is a mass closure of yarn stores. In fact, I'd better get out there now... ;)
Jane

Rizzi said...

YOUR WORK IS LOVELY, AND YOUR STITCHES ARE SO NICE. YOUR DRESS AND SWEATER WILL LOOK LOVELY ON YOU. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY MEREDITH. RIZZI