Today it’s been two years since my Grandma passed away. To be honest, I miss her like crazy and wish she was still here with me, so I thought I’d post about one of her knitting projects in her honour!
As people who’ve been following this blog longer know, my Grandma was a very accomplished knitter; I learnt knitting under her stern, watchful eye. She had a bunch of different knit dresses that she used to wear all the time, to the point where they were threadbare and, well, just not very nice anymore. Of course she kept wearing them (“They’re just so comfortable!”) instead of the beautiful expensive clothing she only donned for tea with her friends!
My Dad hated these dresses and only allowed me to keep one after my Grandma’s death – honestly, I wouldn’t have worn most of them anyway. I chose this white one that is still in pristine condition.
It’s made with my Grandma’s knitting machine that she gave away when I was still quite young because her eyesight had become too poor. It’s beautiful craftsmanship, isn’t it? I adore that lace panel and the way it’s kept together with buttons! Grandma used to design a lot of clothes – I still have a notebook with all her notes on different projects.
And guess what? This dress is, indeed, very comfortable! Although I’m going to wear a slip underneath next time – not so much for modesty’s sake (even though that’d make my Grandma very happy) but because it’s a little bit itchy. I definitely think this is going to go into my everyday clothing rotation, though. For some reason I was convinced that the dress would look too matronly, but now that I’ve seen the pictures I’ve realized that it looks really nice!
13 responses to “White as Snow: Presenting My Grandma’s Knit Dress”
Just lovely. Your grandma did a wonderful job.
She did, didn’t she! All her projects are so painstakingly designed and created, I really admire that about her.
Gorgeous. Your grandmother would be so pleased knowing you are wearing her dress!
I hope she would be! She was always so pleased by my love of knitting, I want to carry on that tradition …
Das Kleid sitzt wie angegossen und steht dir fabelhaft! 🙂 Dazu das Make Up und die schöne Frisur… Hach, du siehst so, so hübsch aus! 🙂 Deine Oma hat ein tolles Kleid gezaubert!
Ein sehr schöner Post mit einem noch schönerem Hintergrund! 🙂
Dankeschööön <3 Ich experimentiere gerade immer mit Frisuren und Make-Up für Posts rum, das macht einfach solchen Spaß!
It’s beautiful and you look great in it. You should definitely wear this dress, it’ll be a tribute to your Grandmother!
My Grandmother used to sew and I remember her sitting at the old Singer machine (not an electric one, but the one with the huge pedal underneath! ^^).
Thank you! That’s why I want to wear it, yes! 🙂
By the way, I’ve tried commenting on your blog a few times and it wouldn’t let me for some reason. When I want to post the comment, it reloads the page, but doesn’t post the comment – I can’t even log in with my WordPress ID, it just says “Unknown” at the top. 🙁 Just thought I’d let you know!
Sorry to hear that… I really don’t know why it happens, I didn’t block any addresses or anything…
That’s a beautiful dress, and it fits you perfectly. I’m sure that wearing it makes you feel close to your grandma. My grandma died 40 years ago next month, and I still miss her.
Thank you! Yes, I kinda feel like a part of her is with me when I wear the dress! Oh, I’m sorry, but I understand – I don’t think I’ll ever stop missing my Grandma, she was just too important a part in my life …
What a lovely dress!! I’m sure your grandma would be thrilled your wearing it – maybe you should wear it for tea with friends too?
I hope she would be – and yes, I’ll definitely do that. 😀