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I’ve resisted getting a blog for so long but I’ve just finished making something which I feel is worthy of record:

Vali

Vali

Yes. It’s a dress. Made of lace. It wasn’t actually very complicated, but I’ve been working on it since Christmas day 2007, so now that it’s finally finished I feel at a bit of a knitting loose end.

Pattern: Vali dress, from Rowan Studio 2, designed by Sarah Hatton.
Yarn: 9 skeins Rowan 4 ply soft, in ‘Victoria’.
Needles: 3.25mm Lantern Moons, in 10″ and 14″ lengths, and some random metal 2.25mms for the sleeve cuffs.

I made quite a lot of modifications to the pattern, which are described on my Ravelry page.

Here’s one more gratuitous lace shot:

It was the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace at the weekend. I went on Friday, having taken the day off work specially but I was a bit disappointed. There was too much stitching and not enough knitting. And everyone else there, who were either old ladies or textile GCSE students, seemed really grumpy. I wore the purple dress but hardly anyone else was wearing knitted creations.

I spent ages at the lovely Knitwitches stall, trying to decide between various different colours, went off for a while to deliberate, got back, picked up the skeins of choice, and then was forced to surrender them to a grumpy Austrian lady who (allegedly) was already in the process of buying them. Grr. I suppose she had come a long way. All I’d done was cross London.

So in the end, all I came away with was an Addi bamboo circular to make my Embossed Leaves socks.

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