This is a project I casted on a few months ago, before Emily and I got sick, then sick again, then sick some more. I actually think it's worse than that, I started this before I got pregnant. It's a dress for Emily and it's very cute, but I'm using fingering-weight yarn for it and the cables and such are a pain to do. Very slippery. I am at the point where I only have three more rounds to do of the bodice and then I start on the skirt which is just increases and knits. Over and over.
Yes, the bodice is short. My kid is a toddler. My Mother is appalled!
The book is "The Knitter's Life List" I just got through the yarn section and now do indeed have a life list of fibers I want to play with. Pineapple anyone? Musk ox? Yes please. I've always wanted to cuddle with a musk ox.
Actually, I've never been a fiber person before. I tried to be practical. I like to make clothes and I don't like to hand-wash them so I stuck to acrylics and cottons. An occasional wool here and there. Honestly, I mostly liked baby yarn - it's always care friendly and soft. But now I am really into other types of fibers and yarns and getting into designer things like that. Which is terrible. You don't find that kind of stuff at Wal-mart. The other day my husband asked if he could spend $160 on a hobby of his. I shrugged and told him that I had spent $20 on yarn that week so he should be able to buy what he wanted. If I get into fancy yarn my splurges probably won't be $20 anymore. (Though I did find a skein of mohair for $0.99 at Goodwill this week.)