Friday, February 29, 2008

Girlyness!

I have been one busy lady! I have two FOs to show off today (one won't be quite as exciting since you've already seen most of it), but regardless, I'm still excited. What took me so long you ask? Getting to the store to buy that darn ribbon! I finally mozied on over to pick it up at 1 am Wednesday morning after I finished my late shift at work. By 2 am I had ribbon in hand and was ready to finish these little items off! Brace yourself, here is the first:Um....I can't even handle it. Can you handle it? I can't handle it. Let's consult the "girlyness" meter for a moment shall we?:
  • There is pink
  • there is lace
  • there is ribbon
  • there is a bow
  • and you can't see it in that picture, but there's also a pearl.
This Girlyness reading tops the charts at: OBSCENELY GIRLY! This top has it all and is enough to make any tomboy cringe.

The pattern itself is from the book "Special Knits" by Debbie Bliss. Overall, I'd say this little top was way more tedious than it needed to be, but mostly due to user error [knitting in the wee hours...] rather than pattern default. I will say though, thank goodness for Ravelry! There is no picture in the book of that cute little keyhole button closure in the back, and trying to make sense out of that part of the pattern without seeing it first would have been madness. Ultimately though, this top makes me complete and I can't wait to send it off to Leah. Here is a montage of more awesomely girly photos!

(My photoshop refused to make that bigger, but all of those photos are uploaded onto Flickr here!)
As if the top weren't girly enough, The already adorable hat has gotten a cuteness makeover. What is showing up on the girlyness meter this time?

  • there's a ruffle
  • there are stripes
  • there are pastels
  • there are eyelets
  • and, to top it all off, there is coordinating ribbon!
This Girlyness reading comes in at a close second of DISTURBINGLY GIRLY! Question: What more could a baby girl ask for? Fact: not much. Girlyness abounds in this apartment and after a trip through the wash, these little items will be wrapped in tissue paper and sent off to Virginia to their new home! I love happy endings...

**Oh! I apparently got a little bit of a shock out of some when I mentioned that I was colorblind in my last post. To shed a little more light [har har], I am red/green deficient. That basically means that I can still see colors, just different versions than the ones you see (try wrapping your mind around that!). There is a small spectrum of colors in the olive greenish brownish yellowish area that I could not distinguish for the life of me--they fall into an aptly named "grey area" for me. Essentially, what it comes down to, is that I wear a lot of neutrals (greys, blacks, whites, & browns) and then add a punch of color to spice them up. This way I don't have to worry about my colors clashing horribly or making myself a public spectacle. I often will ask for color help from nearby shoppers or sales clerks if I have questions about colors, but ultimately it ends up being an adventure rather than a hindrance--but yes, it does sometimes make knitting a little interesting! **

19 comments:

sweetp said...

Oh that is stunning. I blogged about my DD wearing her vest this week. It is gorgeous on, I am sure your friend is going to adore it.

Gudrun Johnston said...

Superly duperly cute!

Julia said...

What more could a girl ask for? A pony. Yup, it's inevitable.

Michaela said...
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Michaela said...

Holy crap, those are adorable!! I am so jealous that all of my friends seem to be popping out boys. I can't tell you how much baby blue scrap yarn I have.

AWESOME job!!

P.S. I had a really, stupidly bad misspelling in my other comment that I just deleted. (In case you were wondering)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Squee!! Absolutely adorable!! Love love love them both! The ribbon just puts the girlyness factor over the top. Great job!

mari said...

Very Cute. That top is adorable. Love it. :)

Queen of the froggers said...

What a gorgeous dress, I need a baby to knit for!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Wow, your girly FO's are awesome. Such a nice job!

Maria said...

So girlylicious! That will be a blessed baby.

Didn't your mom tell you not to be running around at 1 AM. There are bad people out there at that time of morning!

Sarah G said...

I'm pretty much convinced that the ridiculous level of girlyness in baby clothes has to do with the fact that it's difficult to tell the sex of a tiny baby. It's like screaming, "Look at me I'm a girl!" Which might explain my brother. He had to wear his two older sister's clothes when he was a baby. I'm not sure what this has to do with anything. But good job with the knitting!

Oksana said...

Those are some seriously girly duds, alright! They look really practical, too, so I bet the recipient will get a lot of use out of them.

And hooray for Ravelry for helping you make sense of the back closure!

Frogginette said...

Both are so unbelievably precious, great job!

Aunt Kathy said...

yeah, girlie meters are on overload, I love them both, beautiful work.

Wanted to thank you for playing on the contest on my blog today, don't forget to come back all month, increase your chances to win.

I will have to look for you on Ravelry to add you to my friends, I enjoyed reading your post, a good writer makes blogging all the more fun.

Amanda said...

Yay for girlyness! Absolutely fantastic!!!

~steph said...

Adorable - and SO girly! :)

amanda said...

Cuteness is right! I love both of these - especially that hat!!! The perfect amount of girliness.

Dove Knits said...

These are so sweet.

Twin XL said...

What adorable girly little things!!!!