You have seen this knitting in a couple of posts now…
And today I can finally show you the FO! It has taken me an entire week to wash, block and photograph this dress, life is busy, busy, busy right now, and from now on actually… wonderful of course, but very different to how it has been over the last few years where I had a lot more time to create and blog and relax! This week I managed to knit one tiny baby hat, it took me three nights to get it done… productivity is low but that’s OK! I’ve been feeling idle over the last few months as my jobs dwindled and study ended and I am entering this new (very hard working) phase of my life with much enthusiasm.
Enough blather… shall we have a look at the Woodland Pixie Dress?
This was such a lovely little dress to knit, and so easy. I love easy knitting, knitting that you can relax with rather than fight with! The yarn I used is The Wool Company Oasis, I’m not usually a fan of variegated yarns, but needed something to occupy myself on the long car ride up here and knew that stripes would be too challenging in the car and a single colour would not provide enough entertainment!
The pattern is HERE and if you are a new knitter or not a very adventurous knitter (like me) I highly recommend it. The only modification I made was to knit two i-cords instead of sewing on a ribbon as the ties as I wanted the dress and the ties to be the same weight rather than something bulky and knitted matched with something light and silky.
So there we have it! I had intended to knit this for Pixie for Christmas with the intention of her wearing it next winter but I think it will fit an 18 month old as I tried it on my god daughter… It fits her now but by the time Winter rolls around she will have outgrown it, so I am saving it for now with plans to start up an etsy shop in the very near future for KB and I to sell our wares! It might be a while, but pipeline plans… resolution time is coming, maybe that’s one for us for 2012.
Hope you are all well and enjoying the lives you have created!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX