2.27.2008

what happens here, stays here


this is a wedding dress. it's also a work of art. i wish i could say i knit it.



it was actually knit by my friend lucinda, who wore it to get hitched in vegas on new year's eve. what else would you wear to get married at the little white wedding chapel?



she brought the dress over the other night before we headed over to a new knitter initiation rite. that's michelle on the left. a jewelry designer who claims not to have knitted since she was a kid. doesn't she look remarkably relaxed for someone knitting fingering weight wool on US3s?



michelle shares this wonderful studio space with two sisters, cheryl and dona. cheryl is a seamstress and expert felt-maker. the studio is filled with amazing pieces like this felted yardage cheryl recently whipped up.


cheryl hates to have her picture taken. i don't understand why because i think she looks totally cool in this shot. she'll probably still be pissed that i posted it. (sorry cheryl).


barb is also new to knitting and also hates to have her picture taken. i had the three of them working on knitting squares to make rowan solarises. next time we get together, we'll felt them. or "full" them as the felting queen cheryl informed me. she says felting only applies to fabric created from raw fiber, not from a knitted piece.


lucinda cast on for an exciting new venture: a collection of RTW knitwear. i can't wait to see what this will turn out to be.

12 comments:

Paige said...

Looks like a fun little knitting group! Wish I knew if there was any sort of knitting group in my area.

And what a fun wedding dress!

soknitpicky said...

Holy smokes! What a great dress! I'm guessing she made that up herself?

a friend to knit with said...

okay coolest studio knitting playdate hangout ever!!!!
that dress is amazing.....i bet it looked fantastic on her.
i spotted your cool bag in the photo too. so glad you are using it!

Nadine Fawell said...

Yup, you gals sure have fun!
And that dress was quite something. Don't know if I will ever get up to that kind of skill...
Hope you knee is feeling a bit better!

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun, where was my invite?
Michelle

shanna said...

looks like it was a fun time! their space is terrific!

Monica said...

that dress is amazing...wow, I def want to try that someday.

Jessica said...

That wedding dress looks a lot like one of the (many) cover patterns from the anniversary edition of Vogue Knitting. Is it?

Ava said...

what a fabulous space!

shopgirl said...

Wow that dress is ridic. I think I recognize it from Vogue's anniversary- it was done in silver metallic and black, I think. Very inspiring.

Natalie said...

I agree! That studio space looks awesome. I want to join in on all the felting fun!

Jeanette said...

that dress is incredible. did she make a pattern for it? she could make big bucks on it... cos fashionable knitters (who are not intending on getting married anytime soon) like me would jump at the chance to knit something so intricate.

also, any photos of her in the dress?

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