Friday, January 16, 2009

elegance all day long.

How crazy would it be to knit a dress? Especially something like this dress below, which Rosemary sent me the link to. Amazing! The pattern is only $3.00 but I am sure the yarn to make it would cost a small fortune.


I have been quite smitten with the vintage look lately. A few months ago, Rosemary also gave me a set of old knitting books that she found at an estate sale in Vermont. Just one glance at the Jackie O hair-do's and mod mini dresses you can probably guess them to be circa 1965. These books are so fun to look at. The photography and styling alone is just great!

Here are a few of my fave looks.

I love them all, but can't seem to get the the Lacy Evening Sweater (below) out of my head. It is by far one of the best knit things I have ever seen...


...so I am planning to make this sweater in 2009! I am thinking of Blue Sky Alpaca's Silk in either Peacock, Peridot or Ginger and hope to have it done by summertime, or more likely the fall. I think it will be just as fun to knit as it will be to (eventually) wear! The pattern describes it to be "perfect for cocktails-into-dinner" but I think it will look cute when drinking before any meal. [haha!]

5 comments:

suzy smalls said...

yeah!! i'm so excited! i think you should buy the dress pattern. then maybe when you make your first million you can buy tons of yarn and just whip it up. or maybe some totally cool person will give you a big, big bundle of yarn. or maybe you will make the dress after we get a herd of sheep and shear them and spin the wool and dye it and...

yeah. we should get a herd of sheep!

suzy smalls said...

p.s. the blue sky alpaca silk is gorgeous. i'll take some in every color, please. will we have silkworms, too?

vanessa.e. said...

wow! yes! I was just talking with someone about learning to spin!! for real. soon!

Bec said...

That dress is awesome!!! If I was rich I would buy you the wool right away, just to see someone actually make it :)

But I'll content myself with looking forward to seeing that sweater made up instead - also ridiculously cute!!!

gettingpurlywithit said...

THat dress is just stunningly beautiful...

I love vintage patterns!

We carry Blue Sky Alpaca silk and it really gorgeous yarn...