Monday, February 19, 2007

Heirloom


Again, I'm posting about things that other people knit. But this one is just too good not to share. Check out this dress -- a beautiful fingerling-weight wool yarn in a pale green (though the colour is more intense in real life than I could capture in a photo) knitted into a gorgeous child's swing dress. The whole thing is in a diamond seed-stitch pattern that is simple, yet really interesting looking. I love this dress, it's so classic but contemporary looking.

Now, would you believe me if I told you that it's almost 60 years old?


This gem of a knit was crafted in about 1949 by Aaron's maternal grandmother for Aaron's mother Leena, who was a toddler. Can you believe it? The family is pretty meticulous in taking care of their treasures, but this thing is in great shape. Plus the design looks like something I'd knit now (though I don't think I'd have the patience to knit a full dress like this out of sock yarn). Leena gave it to me a few weeks ago with the request that I take a few photos of Ruby in it so that she could send them to her mother. We tried to do a photo shoot this morning (the dress fits perfectly), but Ruby protested to much for Aaron to capture a good shot. So, here is the dress, without Ruby. Feel free to bask in its glory.

2 comments:

P said...

gosh that's gorgeous.

kids, eh? got no taste :) (or rather they never like something when you WANT them to)

Sandra said...

whoa, that is absolutely gorgeous! thanks for sharing.