Still Not Dead
Hi all my buddies!
I’m still semi-out-of-commission due to wrist issues. I can function, thankfully, but Tumblr and crafting are two specific hobbies that are pretty much off limits to me right now.
I’m getting ready to move so I may break my own rules and post before and after pictures of the new apartment, and eventually I want to sit down and do a series of science-related postings (science is my craft).
I just wanted you all to know that I haven’t forgotten you and I miss you every day. Soon I’ll be starting school and learning about farms and science and posting all kinds of weird and interesting things I want to share with you all.
So continue to enjoy the crafty reblogs I’ve got lined up for you, and I’ll see you in a few months, I hope!
Tonight, I finished what I have been working on for the last two months about an hour before my “deadline”. This is my first anniversary dress.
Based on the 1930’s Alora Evening Gown Pattern x
Knitted with 100% cotton fine crochet yarn from Michael’s (the name escapes me at the moment).
This is probably the most frustrating and rewarding things I have ever made. I could not for the life of me get the three gores of the skirt to all be the same length (see my previous post about undoing a 248 stitch cast off…twice). I finally figured it out and could not be more pleased with the result. I bought a slip from Goodwill, modified it to be backless, sewed some cuppies in the top, and attached the whole thing to the dress.
I felt like Kate Middleton in this dress. I received so many compliments (usually accompanied with an expression of shock) about it. I even heard a group of three women whisper about how beautiful it was as I walked by. In my book, there is no higher praise to a knitter.
I am positively glowing over my latest project and intend to wear it for the fall Dapper Day Soiree in September.
This is amazing!