May 25, 2007

Done, done....I am so done!


That's what I actually said two days ago when I finished. Internet problems made it impossible to leap onto net and blog. I like Tahki and hope it will withstand my daughter, who has already managed to snag a few stitches and sit on a permanent marker in her new dress. Sweet. I started with the lace pattern and 288 sts in the round. After the skirt was long enough I k2tog in the round and was left with 144 sts. I made a row of yo, k2tog in between garter ridges to define the waist and knit in St st the rest of the way. I actually tried the neckline from afore mentioned tank on Interweave, but the casings were small and rolled so I had to frog the casings and bind off and decrease for armholes. I then bound off leaving four sts on each end (on the front). These sts were turned into the I-cord straps and sewn on to the back. Everyone keeps complementing even though I kind of wish I hadn't put the lace on the bottom (I like simpler designs as I've stated before and we're always more critical of our creations then other people are), but I even got a complement from my friend's husband and that's saying a lot. He noticed it right away and said "That is so cute." I found out later he asked his wife if I might be tempted into making one for their daughter and that was more than enough to make me proud of the "Tinkerbell dress"

12 comments:

Hattie said...

That is seriously cute. I love the lace on the bottom too, I don't think it would be the same without it! It's the perfect amount, not too much or too little.

Dawn said...

How perfect!

Cher said...

Adorable! Fabulous job, SPG!

Jocelyn said...

Very nicely done.

EDNA HART said...

THAT IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE AND THE DESIGN IS WONDERFUL. You should be so proud of youself

SwetPMnkyGrl said...

Thanks. The picture was taken using my computer so the detail isn't the best so the fact that it still looks cute regardless is a testament to how cute it is in public. I am pretty darn pleased at how it turned out and the fact that it was something that was an easy knit so that anyone can make one. Dresses like these are a great wardrobe staple here in Guam and I kind of wish they made enough Tahki in the world for me to be able to make one for myself ;-)
Thanks again to everyone.

Iris G said...

Congratulations! It looks like a sweet ballerina dress to me...very Tinkerbell indeed!

Angela said...

Your friend's husband is so right!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

It's wonderful! You have to take more photos for us - I just love it!!!

Ruinwen said...

OMG is it so adorable! I love the lace on the bottom. Very Tinkerbell. :)

Nonnahs said...

That dress is adorable! Congratulations!

weaverknits said...

So, so cute. I can think of a lot of little girls, and not so little girls (okay, myself included) who would love one of these.