September 03, 2006
some finished things
Ms Marigold, worked in a recycled olive green cotton overdyed with blue. I don't think I've ever knit something for myself that turned out such a perfect fit. This is a leftover Project Spectrum project, finished!
A new skirt, cut off a thrifted dress that was too tight around the ribcage. It's flared and a little stretchy, and I think I'll be able to ride my bike in it (my new main criterion for clothes). Check out the beautiful pashmina that Ghita brought me back from Nepal, draped over the mirror there.
I added a wee bit of vintage lace (what exactly makes something "vintage"? I think this may just be a pretentious marketing word for old. . . but it is old, at least) to the hem. It makes me happy, and makes me want to add lace to the hem of everything.
Looks great! I love the floral pattern of the skirt, very cool. The lace does add a nice little sumpin' sumpin'.
Posted by: Sandy at September 3, 2006 10:18 AM
I just love your recycling! I totally didn't peg you as a lace kinda person. I'm not, usually. But I have to admit, that looks great on that skirt.
Posted by: Norma at September 3, 2006 10:25 AM
I think I'm old enough to be considered "vintage" in some circles.
Posted by: NWJR at September 3, 2006 11:42 AM
Ooh, I really love them both. The dyeing made such a rich coloration on the yarn, it's lovely. Check out your tattoo with the double points, I've not seen that before but it's awesome.
Posted by: Jenna at September 3, 2006 11:50 AM
The skirt is so sweet! I love that you altered the dress and added the bit of lace.
Posted by: Gina at September 4, 2006 07:17 AM
I LOVE that skirt, great job! I love the lace on it too, nice detail. The sweater is a great fit. You inspire me to look for yarn to recycle, but i'm so impulsive. But you repeatedly show how you can make something beautiful out of something that isn't right for you in the beginning.
Posted by: michele at September 4, 2006 12:34 PM
Jodi, I love the Marigold - such a great dye job on the yarn! and the skirt is so cute. love the fabric.
Posted by: Lolly at September 4, 2006 04:40 PM
Love Ms. Marigold... I must knit that... I could totally breastfeed in that!!
Posted by: korin at September 5, 2006 01:43 AM
the skirt fabric is very pretty ... and i like the lace on the hem. i will have to add some lace to my hems as well ... kinda looks like your slip is showing ;)
Posted by: gray la gran at September 17, 2006 07:56 AM