On to the needles

There has been a lot of finishing going on around here and that has left me with absolutely nothing on the needles. I kind of had a little freak out session because I had no idea what to cast on. Things were going to be arriving in the mail that I was going to be casting on with but until then I needed something mindless and small…..

so I cast on for a dress…. that’s small right??

The pattern is Jill’s Dress from the book Modern Top Down Knitting. I love everything about this book and have many more projects planned to knit from it too.

I’ve had the yarn for this one since T was born so I think it’s high time that I turn that stash into a dress don’t you? It’s working up quite quickly in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, a DK weight yarn. I don’t want this one to drag on and would love to be wearing it right now so we’ll see how quickly I can whip this one up.

After all those cables I am enjoying the stockinette zone!

Oh and just in case you are interested, Melissa of Dandiliongirl Designs, you may remember I test knit her Downton Girl, is having a 50% off sale. Just enter the code spraytan to receive your discount.

Alicia of Two Little Plums, you may remember I test knit her Woodstove Season and Splitstone, is also having a 50% off sale. Enter the code allupinyogrill to receive her discount.

The sale is only on until Monday so it get while its hot!

13 thoughts on “On to the needles

  1. I look at the book everytime I’m in a book store but have yet to buy it. If you recommend it, I need to add that title to my collection. Love how your dress is coming a long!

  2. I don’t think you can count a dress as a small project…. especially with your long lean frame! It’s going to look great though! Great colour choice.

  3. That dress will be fabulous on you, especially in that rich shade of silky wool. I’ve only used it once or twice, but it was such a treat! And thanks for the coupon codes, I’ve had my eye on several of Alicia’s designs.

  4. The speed with which you knit things makes it perfectly logical that a dress is a small project !! : ) The pattern and the color is perfect for you. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  5. That dress will be so perfect on you! I can’t wait to see it done…and no, I don’t think it counts as a “small project” hah!

  6. I especially love the colour and the fact that you went for a bolder choice that what the pattern picture shows.

  7. Haha, you wanted to knit something small so you picked a dress! It’s going to turn out gorgeous in that yarn. Tell me we’re going to have an FO parade soon with all the finishing you’ve been doing :)

  8. I was without a small-ish project the other day but I was not that adventurous and cast on for a Christmas scarf instead.That dress looks exciting!

  9. ooh,. that dress is going to be gorgeous!! I actually love knitted dresses, but I’ve never attempted to knit one before…one of these days! The colour you chose is amazing, btw.

  10. I don’t know how I missed this project, but it’s going to be lovely! Have a great weekend and by the way, I just nominated you for the WordPress Family Award :)

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