Work on the Nugget’s dress moves apace. I’m actually almost finished with it- it’s far from perfect, but I think the Nugget will enjoy it. The zipper is in, the inside is completed. I’m just working on some finishing details, including…`Ribbon Roses! Sorry the rose is off-center in the photo. I’m still working on my photography skills….and this thing rolled around a lot. I used this tutorial on youtube- it’s not so hard! It’s not perfect, but I think it’s pretty cute. I’m going to put them on the bodice, near the straps. The pattern has pieces in it so you can make your own flowers from the fabric, but I bought a roll of this here plummy ribbon to put on the hem of the overskirt. There’s plenty left, and the color looks good with the dress, so I decided to see if I could do something with it. Woot! I plan to make a few different sizes and play around with arrangements.
AND NOW, what I’ve been waiting to reveal- the awesome potholder I made for my friend Marni (aka The Doctor <like from Star Trek: Voyager.>) She made me a very awesome bracelet and matching earrings a while back, so I decided to do something Star-Trek related for her (we are part of a small group of uber-nerds who REALLY enjoy Voyager, and we have all taken on a Voyager character’s name. I’m B’Elanna, as decided by The Doctor and Neelix, because my nickname MacStabby makes me sound tough. 😉 ) I decided on this potholder I found on ravelry, and I made it in the Doctor’s uniform colors of blue-ish greeny and black. It can be seen on my ravelry page as well.
This was my first attempt with double-knitting. I had to frog it after I was about 8 rows in and start over, because I had some mistakes. After that, though, it finally *clicked* about how to switch the colors back and forth. Once I figured it out, no big deal! Easy peasy!
It’s been a fun couple of weeks trying a new knitting technique and attempting a new craft.
Have you tried anything new lately?