||[Aug. 29th, 2008|10:04 am]
A couple of months back our daughter asked me to knit her a halter-neck dress. O.o
So, once I'd picked myself off the floor, I surfed around for a halter neck top (to give an idea of the number of stitches & things), bought some yarn - Stylecraft Life, 75% acrylic, 25% wool, in grey with black & off-white slubs (she'd specified a 'dull' colour - brown/grey/green) got out my trusty Addi 3.75mm circular & did a provisional cast on.
Two alterations & some frogging later I had something which might work, & spent the Olympics knitting, though not actually watching events, except as reported in daily News bulletins.
Team GB did amazingly well - aimed for eighth in the medal table, achieved fourth! I finished knitting during the closing ceremony. So here it is, the Olympics Dress. Just hope it's what D had in mind!
I got eight (100g) balls of yarn, actually used three, so there's enough for a shrug as well, if she likes, now that the weather is even cooler. I also knit a pair of socks in a hand-dyed yarn from Helen at Ripples Hand Dyed Yarns and some Sirdar Snuggly 4-ply as colour therapy during the dress knitting. I needed it, all that grey!
The bodice back is 2x2 rib so it should fit nicely. Only problem is that the hem, being finished with a couple of rows of K2tog, YO, & a couple of rows of stocking stitch, shows a distressing tendency to curl up - even after a week of being hung with weights (clothes pegs) around it. Ideas anyone?