Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jane Austen

So I'm reading Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility... again. I thought if I were reading something I loved, it would make the Never Ending Sweater go along a little quicker. I was wrong. I needed a break - a fun, quick, instant-gratification project to remind me of how nice it really is to actually finish something.

I was flipping through some library knitting books and there it was... fate brought us together. It's called the Jane Austen Dress. Is there anything more fitting? I think not.





And so I casted it on, using some yarn someone gave me a year or more ago. It's the exact shade of my Littlest One's eyes, and so I knew I'd be making a size two. I had no idea what fabric I'd choose for the skirt part until the bodice was finished and I took it with me to the fabric store. I think the yarn and the skirt pair nicely.

{Pattern: Jane Austen Dress from Mason Dixon: Knitting Outside the Lines
Yarn: Paton's Weekender, 1 1/2 balls, light blue 100% cotton, dk weight
Needles: size 4 - changed to get the gauge.}

Hooray for a finished project! It's been too long. And now back to slogging through that sweater....


6 comments:

Deb said...

Simply beautiful!

Just Me said...

Cute!

Wendy said...

This is the most adorable little dress I've ever seen! I love the style and I can see how it'd be quick-gratifying! It really precious. I think you should sell these.

Wendy said...

The kid's pretty darn precious too. Love her little pose! :)

Julie said...

Thanks everyone! Wendy - I'd love to sell them, but it's a published, copyrighted pattern for personal use only. But it makes for a nice quick kid gift when I need one!

Crazy Homeschool Mama said...

look at her with her hand on her hips all sassy LOL adorable dress!