Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blooming Dahlia

Well, I can happily say the the Dahlia is going MUCH better now.  Not only am I no longer pulling my hair out, but I'm learning some new techniques.

I've learned how to do a provisional crochet cast on. Admittedly, this wasn't too difficult since I learned how to crochet before I figured out knitting. Pulling that chain out is scaring the bejesus out of me.
That green line there is where a sleeve will go....this is another green string that I'm going to have to pull out and it freaks me out as well....we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

But this....this is the coolest thing of all. The piece de resistance....the blooming dahlia.
Is it wrong to be this pleased with one's self? Seriously, I was so thrilled when I finished that bit right there. Now I'm on to endless amounts of stockinette....yawn. To bad I wasn't able to do the boring part first. I will admit, since I now understand the construction of this thing, it's actually a bit ingenious.  

We'll see how quickly I can get this puppy finished. Keep your fingers crossed and if, at any point in the next couple of weeks, you hear an anguished cry....I've pulled out one of those green strings and it was an epic fail. I hope not.


  1. WOW!!! Yes, be pleased with yourself, that is amazing! Can't wait to see it finished.

    And the green strings, that would freak me out too :)

  2. That is off the charts gorgeous, my friend! Will you make me one? LOL!!! That's what everyone says about my shawl.. will you make one for me? NO! LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. It's beautiful! You have wvery right to be pleased with yourself. I would alsobe afraid to pull the strings-good luck !

  4. OMG! It's gorgeous! Looks complicated but then most pretty things are. Good luck with that whole string pulling out thing. Sounds like something I could totally mess up! :-)

  5. I am pleased for you!! There is nothing wrong at all with being happy about a craft. Love the dahlia :)

  6. gorgeous!!! now I really do want to cast on for this!!!! I'm proud of you (I'll be proud of me, too, if I get that far!!!!)

  7. Oh, that looks amazing! I don't know if I'd try something that complex! Great job.

  8. Wow!! that is so beautiful! You are very clever!!! x

  9. lovely! and no matter how many years i knit, how many steeks i've done, there is something about cutting into and pulling strings out of knitting that puts me over the edge.