Ever since I learned how to knit and relearned how to crochet, I wanted to give. Giving in the form of handmade is the most fulfilling thing  for me. I remember always breaking my head over what to give for birthdays/weddings/anniversaries to my friends and relatives. Right now it’s out of question. I interweave my time, my skills, my knowledge, my love for fiber and for the process of creating into a final piece.  For me it is the most sincere and heartfelt “thank you”.

The Violet Gift is a huge Thank You for my dear friend, Elena, for her support, love and encouragement. Thank you for being with me!

Machine Knitting Dress

I always feel a little bit nervous when making the garments for others. When I knit or crochet something for myself, I can always stop, try it on, fix it her, fix it there and keep going. Creating a garment for another person is a different story, slightly nerve-racking for me 🙂 Basically I am half blindfolded. I don’t know if the fit/color/fiber combination is going to work on another person. So, I just trust my instincts and experiment, but always try to keep it simple.

I was really happy to make this dress for Elena. I think she looks absolutely amazing in it!

Machine Knitting DressThe Violet Gift will hold memories of the post-hurricane months, excitement to welcome an old friend into my new life and countless hours spent cleaning the knitting machine 🙂

All the details about the yarn, machine and techniques used can be seen here – The Violet Gift Dress. Details.