Review of this blog from the beginning of 2014 might lead you to believe that I have spent more energy on sewing than knitting. How far from the truth! Reality is, I have more knitting time now than ever before. Since our move to the suburbs, I have two hours of designated train knitting every weekday. It adds up, let me tell you. What I don't have, however, is energy to work on things once I'm home for the evening. So, I knit, knit, knit on the train, pile finished pieces of projects on the chair in the bedroom, and start new projects. It's a really bad habit.
I attempted to guilt myself into finishing some of these things by posting evidence of my slothly negligence on Instagram, which did lead to minor advancement , but not much. All this procrastination leads to fewer finished projects, which leads to infrequent blogging. What's worse, I can't wear the things I've made if I never finish them. And, that's just sad... And wrong... Especially now that it's sweater weather!
Enough's, enough. I'm going to get myself caught up and back into a rhythm. We'll have been in the house for a full year in November, and it's about time I start to feel settled into a routine again. Part of that routine, is blogging regularly. So, be prepared to be inundated with a slew of finished projects.
To put my money where my moth is, I present the first of such aforementioned knitting projects. This is the Inky dress by Marzena Krzewinska. It's the most recent of my finished projects and one I've been looking forward to adding to my closet. It's a very easy to wear sort of dress. The increases starting below the bust-line create a somewhat trapeze shape that's curbed by an angular hemline that's formed using short rows along the bottom back side of the dress. The pattern is very easy to follow and explained clearly.
There isn't anything difficult about knitting this dress. But, I won't pretend that this isn't an undertaking. After all, this is a dress knit using sock weight yarn. In my case, it was approximately 1800 yards of sock weight yarn for the 92cm size. I took little breaks between skeins and worked worked on interim projects to help break-up the endless stockinette. I'd knit it again, not immediately, but definitely down the line. This dress is officially the least fussy item of clothing in my closet.
Yarn: Cascade Heritage Silk- Marine Blue
10/20/2014 07:24:16 am
The color looks great on you. Well done! God bless you for knitting all that stockinette. My goodness......and now I am looking forward to seeing all your finished items! wheee!
10/20/2014 11:46:18 am
That is super impressive! In sock weight too! I've got a pair of leg warmers I've been procrastinating on. I can't imagine how long it took to get this dress done. Lovely job!
10/20/2014 07:08:47 pm
10/21/2014 01:26:50 am
I love, love, love that dress! It is a beautiful colour, fits you perfectly and suits you perfectly as well. I admire your perseverence in finishing it too. I cast on the Bressay dress last fall and haven't gotten past the yoke. It might be turned into a sweater. :-)
It turned out great Michelle. I can't believe you knit this whole dress all the while I've finished 2 sleeves. LOL
11/2/2014 05:41:41 am
Oh my in sock yarn!!! There is no way I would have been able to do it, amazing work - well done for finishing!
11/7/2014 11:28:57 am
This is really really cute, I would seriously wear something like this all the time. It looks so warm and comfy and I love the cable knit detailing down the sleeves. I have no idea what sock weight yarn is but man it sounds difficult, haha but your hard work definitely paid off because it really turned out so lovely. Such a pretty color on you too!
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