Saturday, June 21, 2008

Eye on the Prize

Phil is at an Iron Maiden concert with a friend, so it was just me and the cherubs tonight. It's now 8:06 PM, I've just put the kids to bed, and have taken in laundry from outside and hung another load to dry. I've got about 6 loads to fold, the dinner dishes to wash, and the living room is a total disaster area.

Of course, I've decided to ignore it all, have poured myself a tall glass of Bailey's Irish Cream on ice, and am blogging. Why the denial?

Because I'm basking in the glow of a genuine finished object, my friends. I give you the Good Stripe Dress:Wow.

That's what comes to my mind as I'm uploading this to Blogger. WOW!!! OK, there are a few things I'm not 100% happy about, like it's a little big (but she'll grow into it), and the hem keeps curling, despite being in garter stitch (but I can block it next time). But still, to quote the great Zaphod Beeblebrox: WOW! That is really amazing!

Knit with KnitPicks CotLin (Royal Plum, Key Lime and Desert Turquoise) using 3.25 mm needles. I was a bit worried that my colour combo wouldn't work, but clearly I was completely off my bird, because, well, WOW!!! :) I. Just. Lurve this dress. I wish I could make one for myself. It's stylish, comfy and it's great for twirling (Émilie checked. Repeatedly).

I am invincible. I am woman. I am KNITTER EXTROARDINAIRE!!!

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Maggie said...

It is, you are, wahoo!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. Really wow.
I lOVE the drape of the skirt. I bet it feels wonderful to wear.
As Chris pointed out, when I showed him the pic - it doesn't hurt that Emilie is also cute as a button.
Much applause.

Sereknitty said...

Absolutely fabulous, dahling!

Caroline said...

It really looks fantastic! The colours are great!

Anonymous said...

wow! it's gorgeous!! love your colour combo!!
your SP

Shannon said...

What a great finished project. Not enough adult clothing is conducive to twirling. Why is that?

And yes you were right about my hedgie's namesake. He is named after Oy of Midworld. :)

birana said...

Lucky him! I wanted to go, but the house takes all my time an money these days. Your Emilie is so cute with this dress! Color and fit is very nice! That would be nice for adult, but much longer to knit!

Mrhide said...

show was great ! from babies to people in their sixties were there (really).

whoah. Oy of midworld [i]ka-tet[/i]

ok, the dress is done and really great... now where are [b]my[/b] socks ?!

Knit & Purl Mama said...

That is gorgeous!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You did a great job Tara! She looks super cute in it!

Sinéad said...

Well done on finishing the lovely dress. Your beautiful daughter is too cute!
My daughter is begging for one too, but will have to wait as I want to use CotLin too, and won't be in the US until October.

oh and P.S. if my hubby was at an Iron maiden gig? I'd be drinking Baileys too instead of housework ;)

Alrischa said...

3.25mm needles! *bows in awe* If I made that dress, it would be too small by the time it was finished!! Very, very cute style!

AliP said...

WOWEE WEE WAH!!!!! Thast some dress. T-e-doubleR-i-doubleF-i-c!!!