Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Day Late...

Because I missed my self-imposed deadline of getting my second skirt finished on Sunday so that I could blog about both finishes yesterday today. 

I never thought in a million years that I would knit skirts.  But here I am with two off the needles in less than 2 weeks!  I think I'm obsessed...I've started a third one (that's the reason for the self-imposed deadline, yarn for skirt #3 arrived in Sat's mail.)  I've been scouring my books and magazines and all over Ravelry and the 'net for patterns.  I've been through my stash for suitable yarn to pair with patterns that are lining up.  I've already got another yarn order ready to go, lol :)

Skirt knitting is F-U-N!!!  They are sooo comfy!  They can be dressed up and down.  And most of them are very forgiving in the shape department :)




Chantelle by Shirley MacNulty
Knit 'n Style, April 2011
size:  x-small
yarn:  Patons Classic Wool
color:  Currant
3 skeins:  223yds/100g each
needles:  size 7, 24 inch circular






Olive Heather Skirt
Knitting 24/7 by Veronik Avery
size: small
yarn:  3 skeins misc worsted weight wool
needles:  size 7, 24 inch circular


Ok, so I know that what you're really here for is to find out who won my blogiversary giveaway......Congratulations Paisley!  Thank you everyone for visiting and commenting, I really appreciate the time you take to stop by :)

37 comments:

Annie said...

Very cool skirts. Any problems with them stretching out of shape?

I once made a mini skirt that was kind of like a sampler afghan. Knit of squares in different patterns and colors. It was so heavy I couldn't stand to wear it much, but it came out pretty cute and stylish for the times.

Carolyn said...

Staci, these are just adorable! I am so impressed with your knitting talent. Now you can knit skirts that match your socks! Very pretty!

Mary said...

Love the skirts! Your knitting is amazing!

Tracey said...

Your skirts look awesome Staci! I especially like the name of the first one... my daughter's name is Chantelle :^)

Sahara said...

You are super talented Staci. I love skirts, and the ones that you knitted look really comfortable and stylish (is that a word?) all at the same time. Perfect!


Congratulations to you Paisley!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Knitted skirts can have a lovely drape to them - your tension in the first one looks just perfect.

Elisa said...

Wow those are fab Staci...well done on your finishes xx

Siobhan said...

Staci, they are adorable!! Great job. I just saw Vaida had knitted a skirt for herself on her blog--until then, it never occurred to me that it could be done. Lovely work!

Congrats to Paisley.

Virginia said...

Cute!

You should check out the dresses in Modern Top-Down Knitting by Kristina McGowan. I am OBSESSED!

Annemarie said...

Wowie, your skirts are fabulous, Staci! Have you seen the Noro skirts on Ravelry? That's my next goal. You know, when I can get my hands on enough Noro to knit me a skirt.

Sigh... how I love your blog.

Meadows08 said...

Super cute! Who knew...knitted skirts??? I like how you styled the outfits too :)

Monica Moura said...

I love the skirts!! Great work Staci!!
Hugs
Monica

KimV said...

Oh, Staci! I just love these skirts! beautiful! I want one! lol... they look just marvelous modeled too!

msmartello said...

The skirts are so cute! It makes me want to waer one and don't wear skirts too often.

Hazel said...

Oh wow they are gorgeous Staci. I really like them. I was just talking ot my friend yesterday about how I should wear skirts as all I ever wear is jeans. xx

Katrina said...

Just lovely Staci, I love the green one :)

Ginny said...

Your knitted skirts are lovely and they look darling on you with your boots. You sure did whip them up quickly!

Bekca said...

Wow, I love those skirts, they're so quirky :) Congrats to Paisley!

Tanya said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love these skirts - how fun and love the colors too.

Tanya

Carol said...

Knit skirts! Who knew!!?? They look great, Staci--I really like the shape of the red one...

Congratulations to Paisley :)

Lois said...

Oh, love the skirts! Who'd have thought!!!!! Congrats to Paisley.

Dee said...

The skirts look GREAT! I love the pattern on the green skirt.

Congrats on the finishes!

Kate said...

Love the skirts - have had many of the knitted variety over the years myself. None handmade though.
Congratulations to Paisley on the blogaversary win.

Sally said...

Your skirts are lovely Staci! Love the colours.

Congratulations to Paisley!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome skirts! They look great and the colors are fabulous!
Congrats to Paisley on the win.

Paisley said...

Beautiful skirts!

I was so excited to learn I had won your giveaway! You do such gorgeous work! Thank you, Staci!

Sadie said...

Love the skirts! I need to lose more weight before I tackle a knitted skirt. I can't afford enough yarn to cover me yet! LOL
Congrats to Paisley :-)
Love visiting your blog Staci x

Joy said...

Absolutely love the skirts! Who knew?

Yarny Days said...

You knitted skirts (!) I am so impressed. Curious to know how they are holding up.

Brigitte said...

Wow, Staci, that is so cool. Knitting your own skirts. And yes, they must be so very comfortable to wear.

Blu said...

How cool! I'd never realized that you could knit skirts.

They look awesome. The colours are so vivid and striking!

Donna said...

The skirts are beautiful. What a great job you did. They look so nice for spring. I dont knit but I can appreciate all of the work.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

These look so pretty and comfortable! Wonderful work. blessings,Kathleen

Melanie said...

They both look great! (And warm.) I particularly like the detailing on the green one. Very interesting.

Shirley said...

I love knitted skirts, I used to make them on my knitting machine. Yours look fabulous.
kind regards,
Shirley

Pumpkin said...

That is SO awesome! Your skirts are beautiful :o)

Congrats Paisley!

Julie said...

Great skirts, very cool and trendy!