Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I know, I know, it's been a while

But it's not because I've forgotten about blogging - it's just that I STILL haven't finished off the shrug I'm making. I only have to do one more tiny sleeve and the ties, but I just don't seem to be able to get it done. It's partly just a time thing and partly because I've fiddled with the pattern so I keep cocking it up. That's what happens when you try to count your stitches AND watch TV at the same time.

In the meantime, here's a picture of me looking a bit dumpy in the dress I had made for my friend's Hindu wedding. The tailor charged me £25 to make the dress (!), and it's a copy of a black Roland Mouret-style dress I took in for him to copy. The material is from a silk sari and I've still got about 4 metres left to play with. I couldn't really lift my arms or take very big steps in this frock, but it fitted in nicely with all the sari-fied ladies at the wedding. I just hope I didn't actually look this dumpy in real life.
Oh, and that's Al I'm cosying up to, in case you're wondering. Did I mention that he's going to have a children's book out in May 07?!


Mother said...

I must say I have seen the actual dress, and it is very beautiful. Designer dress for HOW MUCH ??????
The fabric is beautiful and it is so so small, Your Mother is extremely jealous, my excuse is that I have had six children and at present can just about manage a size 14, you you rascal are about a 6 or 8 ?? I send this with love and admiration.

Asha Thiruchelvam said...

Any thoughts what you want to do with the rest of the material? Dress looks lovely btw!

Katie said...

I'm not a 6! I'm an 8/10 (6/8 US). But very kind of you to underestimate me like that! XK