Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ombre Knitted Skirt

Muted hues of orange and blue and yellow,
                colors of the evening sky at sunset~

I've had this yarn and this crazy idea
for a while~

my stash overflows you know-
and these skeins were calling my name.
Ombre Knitted Skirt

Pattern details~
Fiesta yarns - La Boheme (2 skeins)
Pattern -- well, I made it up!
(a circle skirt, knitted in the round, gathered into an elastic waist at the top)

I did not enjoy knitting with this yarn.
But - I do love the way the colors blended together
so beautifully. 

After the skirt was finished~
each side was ruched and gathered
(kind of off center)
at the bottom.
I also ruched one area in the back of the skirt 
on the right side. 

The flower embellishments
were crafted from my never ending supply
 of yarn scraps.
The ribbons were from my
"catch all" 
ribbon basket.
(and you thought I had a fancy pattern!!)

As knitted,
the skirt has a loose open weave pattern-
(so I wear a beige skirt slip underneath)

(skirt back)
Mindless knitting~
easy, no pattern,
letting the yarn dictate the direction.

This skirt hangs beautifully~
the weight of the yarns helping to shape the lines

I'm thinking this skirt screams
"Caribbean cruise"!!
don't you?

coming up next (in just a few days)-- a short update on the Pink Scarf Project.  If you are involved or want to be involved with this amazing project -- please be sure to watch for this update!

AND-- if you are following my "2 Bags Full" Facebook page - the Breast Cancer Awareness nest preview photo will be posted later today !  For those of you who do not have Facebook -- a little preview for you will be posted here soon:)

I'm crazy busy right now -- totally consumed with finishing those gorgeous nests -- late, LATE nights.  


ps -- you still have until the 15th to enter my "Sweet Summer" giveaway -- go here for the details.


SuZeQ said...

Sweet Jesus but this skirt is absolutely stunning and screams "Caribbean cruise" for sure. I can't wait to see all of you in a cruise picture wearing this. LOVE!

Karen Gass said...

What a beautiful skirt! And where you find the time to do it astounds me - do you get extra hours in your day?? Where can I sign up? :) Karen

Anonymous said...

Oh My Gosh! How amazing are your knitting skills girlfriend! Wowza!!! I love the colors and most certainly expect to be seeing some Caribbean cruise photos in the future :D
Beth P

Lululiz said...

Aha, is that your way of telling us that that is where you are off to shortly? The Caribbean? Lol, seriously, the skirt is gorgeous and perfect for a cruise, you are so right.

Terry said...

Hi, Vicki!

Gorgeous skirt! The colors are stunning. Definitely Caribbean Cruise.


Julie Marie said...

Oh my gosh Vicki... your skirt is just stunning!... I can just picture you on an island... strolling along a sandy white beach... barefooted and chasing the waves as the tides pulls them out to sea... an Enid Collins bag in your hand... sigh... just lovely my friend, like you... xoxo Julie Marie

Mosaic Magpie said...

This skirt is stunning and I would imagine it is so comfortable to wear! It screams of a cruise and also lunch with friends...wear it Monday...I want to see it!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Your knitted skirt is beautiful.:)
Wear it it health and laughter.:)

Dorthe said...

YOU LOOK SO ELEGANT WITH YOUR KNITTED SKIRT, DEAR VICKI - it falls wonderfully around your hibs and looks so beautiful with the gatherings and your wonderful flowers!!--I thought -like Liz- if you are on your way to a trip to the Caribbean ?? Maybe a gift after your long hours with the amazing nests ??
Love and hugs, Dorthe

kerrie of sea cottage said...

This is so beautiful and you have the figure to show it off. Thank you for all your lovely words always left on my blog. Oxoxox

Low Tide High Style said...

Another beautiful creation and it looks wonderful on you! And I think you should book that cruise right away!

xo Kat

Beedeebabee said...

OMG, how gorgeous is that skirt, Vicki!!!...and yes, totally yes, you NEED to be wearing that on a very restful Caribbean cruise. After all your nest knitting is done, you're gonna need one, girlfriend. Bless your wonderful heart! It's just beautiful and it looks really lovely on. You never cease to amaze me!!! Love and hugs, Paulette xoxo

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, I hear it screaming Caribbean Cruise from here!! LOVE it, Vicki. Such a beautiful creation! Well done. Well done! blessings ~ tanna

Julia said...

Wow Vicki, what a head turner. Your knitted skirt looks so beautiful and special. You have magic fingers for sure.

I think that you are the perfect model for this gorgeous skirt. I hope to see you wearing this skirt on your next Caribbean cruise.


africanaussie said...

You create the most divine pieces of art....

Createology said...

Vicki your skirt is quite chic! The colors are definitely Caribbean Cruise and could easily be a pulled up as a swim suit cover-up. The perfect touch is the gatherings with the flowers. From cover-up to dancing the night away dear...

marda said...

The skirt is just beautiful...definitely calls for a cruise.

Bead and Needle said...

I think a cruise would be the least The Gardener could do for knitting that beauty...with that not so fun yarn! Beautiful, my friend - XOXO

gigi knits said...

Love Love the skirt...Never would have thought to do think I might have to try an knit one..More pink scarfs will be mailed out to you soon.

Maureen said...

Wow, that's beautiful. Sadly with three cats, I could never wear anything like that! ;)

Your work is so lovely Vicki.

kathyinozarks said...

I love your skirt Vicki-yes it definately screams beach-or Caribbean cruise for sure-

Jeanne said...

Wow I totally love this gorgeous skirt, and it is just perfect for a carribean cruise!! Hope that you are having an awesome summer. also wanted to check on the scarves that are to be ready for fall. I ordered them back in the spring, and will be so excited to see them. Your knitting is simply amazing. Will look forward to hearing from you. I ordered one for me and one for my daughter. Hugs from Texas!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Vicki, it's fabulous and looks wonderful on you. Yep, it's screaming Caribbean cruise...soon!

Marlynne said...

That skirt is spectacular!! Congratulations on a job well done!!

liu shui said...

It is so beautiful, it always makes me smile.Moncler Hemme

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dreamchallenge said...

Amazing. So you.

dreamchallenge said...

So amazingly beautiful, just like you. Blessings Han

Halinka said...

Piękna spódnica!!! Serdecznie pozdrawiam

yaya said...

Your skirt is amazing! So pretty and I do think it would feel at home on a lovely cruise! Be careful though..if anyone discovers that you made that, you'll be showered with tons of requests for you to make them!

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Vicki,
My scarf is ready and will be mailing it this week. I just found out that a dear friend of mine has breast cancer and is spreading to her lungs. Hope my love is carried to all of the sweet women that will receive a scarf. Blessings...Lu

Neesie said...

Every time I visit you Vicki I want to knit, but I couldn't possibly find any more time for any more projects at the moment :$
I'll just have to store the idea away for future reference.
You're so clever to create such a perfect skirt for a Caribbean cruise :D There's nothing for it've just got to go so everyone can appreciate your beautiful creativity!

knitalatte said...

So pretty! Love the colors and it sure looks adorable on you Vicki. Looking forward to seeing the pics from your trip.

Rebekah said...

That is a simply beautiful skirt! Really amazing. I wish I had an idea of how you made it so I could make one too. If you ever decide to write the pattern down, and sell it, I would def. buy a pattern :).