January 16, 2009

The Boring Part

This is why I don't do more than one sweater a year. I hate knitting the body, that long, boring expance. I have really enjoyed working on this dress for my Zoe Gail. I know how I want the body but am still undecided about the details. Though, if you will notice the line of eyelets around the middle, I have decided to run an icord? crochet chain? ribbon? all around it. Short sleeves that only need the seed stitch trim, so she can wear it in the spring and summer. It's some more of that great, soft cotton. And just because I love doing raglan tops, fun! Other than that, I have a few ideas but nothing concrete on the embellishments. But first I have to finish this blasted body. At least it's all one piece so I don't have to make another when I finish. No, I think that is the worst thing about sweaters. having to do the second piece. I love the detail work, having to pay attention to it. Like being intimate with the knitting. Fortunately she's only going to be two, so I don't have far to go.

6 comments:

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Wow, your stitches are just perfect and oh so lovely! I'm just green!!! :-) Beautiful!!!

Tammy said...

This is looking so pretty! You know how you said you don't like doing the long expanse of the bodice, I immediately thought shrugs, or adding a pretty cotton fabric to the bottom and only knitting the top. Just ideas that popped into my head right off. I wish I could knit anything other than a scarf. I taught myself one stitch and I use it for all of my scarves and just use different sized needles. I would love to make a solid colored supersoft throw but I know I would not have the patience. I would end up with a scarf. lol
Have a fun lovely weekend!
Tammy

knitsational said...

Tammy, I love the idea for the fabric bottom. I'm in too deep for this one (it's grown!) but I love it so much I thought I'd make more. So I think I'm going to try that idea. Thanks!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out! It already looks great!

SleightGirl said...

I'm the opposite, I love doing the body part...I just zone out on the tv and I don't have to count or pay much attention.

Sara Libbey's Jewelry said...

Oh I can't wait to see it finished.. but I guess I will have to... Keep up the beautiful work!