Monday, April 11, 2005

Is that progress I see?

Ok. After complaining about the lack of progress I was able to make some headway on my daughter's dress. Whoppee!

The front is very near completion:

This was my first attempt at intarsia. I don't think mercerized cotton is the easiest to work with--probably wool would hide the intarsia twists a little better. But, I am fairly happy with the front flower:

Want to see the back?

I think some of those little holes will tighten up once I give the yarn a tug and sew it in. I noticed that even the pattern picture looked a little bit holey around the flower. The bad part is that I will have to sew in a bajillion little ends...

I did notice one area that I think I should have stopped and used separate yarns, rather than carry it across:

But, I suppose for a first try it isn't too bad. Next time I will be a bit wiser!

I didn't get a lot of knitting time in this weekend since I went shopping at Ikea for a big girl bed and furniture for my daughter's room. We are attempting to impose some sort of order on the destructive toys... My husband just wants to toss them all out in the search for order. I'm thinking nice Ikea storage bins...

I love Ikea and we found everything we wanted. Looking through the catalogue is always fun--and look what Ikea thinks is cool:

Yeah, we are hip and we knit....

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