The move is complete, and I’m knitting deer

Well, here we are, a whole 11 miles away from where we used to be. Ha!

The boxes are still piled high, my new commute affords me far less knitting time than I imagined (who knew there could be such a thing as too short of a commute?), but I’m still finding a moment here and there to knit the Deer Dress by Signe S. Simonsen.

I’ll be honest, this is a pretty hellish project. The corrugated ribbing at the top was a pain, because it’s worked back and forth (not in the round). Have you ever knit with two yarns while carrying them on the front side of the work, when working the WS rows? Yup, that.

Then the deer were pretty complicated to execute because there are long stretches of the two colors, necessitating the whole twisting the yarns thing so the floats aren’t too long (this is a superwash wool – Dale of Norway Baby Ull).

And after all of that, there are inches and inches and inches of plain stockinette knitting. Using fingering weight yarn. And US 1.5 size needles.

BUT look how cute!!! So well worth it :).

Gregory, who is already 17 months (how did that happen?) says “hello” from our palace of boxes :). He was the sweetest little lion for Halloween.


13 thoughts on “The move is complete, and I’m knitting deer

  1. Amy

    That dress is gorgeous – nicely done despite the “hellish” knitting! πŸ™‚

    Gregory, of course, is always a treat.

  2. Alverdine

    That deer dress is a thing of beauty – you wouldn’t know to look at it what trouble’s gone into it. (And I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets all ‘meh’ about long, plain slabs… )

  3. silvia

    Oh heck, there’s not enough wine in the world to make me cast on for that sweet little dress…

    You look so pretty in that pic with your little dude!

  4. whitney

    Such a beautiful little dress! Somehow I don’t mind doing corrugated ribbing flat (which is a good thing, since I’m about to start a new, bigger babyStripes! sweater for Maddy and the hem is flat corrugated rib). But I’ve definitely lost the patience for tiny-needle knitting these days, so if Maddy gets a handknit dress, it ain’t gonna be in fingering weight yarn!

    Gregory is the cutest little lion!

  5. liz

    The dress is gorgeous. I hate that kind of knitting, but the result is so worth it.

    Gregory just keeps getting cuter and cuter-if that were possible. I like comparing him to the picture of you when young πŸ™‚

  6. Kathy

    Oh, the lucky recipient is going to love that little dress! Congrats on the move, and as always, your son is such darling, photogenic, little person. πŸ™‚

  7. Elaine

    Sweet little Gregory doesn’t look toooo much like his mother, now, does he?? Wonderful little boy! And the dress is pretty cute, too.

  8. Stephanie

    Oh yeah, that knitting with two colors on the wrong side is just … wrong. I’m glad to know you’re doing well. I’ve completely lost touch, but am trying to get back into the swing of things. I hope you’re enjoying your new home.

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