No Tears Left to Cry

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I finished knitting this beauty a while ago but had to take a long pause (prior to sewing in the elastic band for the waistline) because this baby sucked every last drop of creative stamina out of me.

Note: I didn’t block this skirt prior to taking these pictures because at this point I just really want this project to be finished. (I’m feeling lazy 🀭 and I am kinda enjoying the quasi ruffled look of it at the moment).

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I seriously thought this skirt would never come to be. Lace knitting is still a challenge for me and this project definitely made me work. The design might look straightforward but I can assure you it is anything but. I must’ve frogged this baby 6, maybe even 7 times and it is only through sheer stubbornness (and hiding the project from a curious 10 month old) that I finally managed to finish. Ya ampun!

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I am proud as a peacock! After being nearly reduced to tears, thinking that this project was jinxed or something, and on the brink of giving up – I persevered because I wanted the lessons. No pain, no gain, honey. And definitely no sassy skirt πŸ˜‰

For novice knitters like me who want to take this project on, I recommend practicing with the lace pattern first (in the round, not flat because there’s a difference), before tackling the whole skirt. That and, definitely no distractions, but tonnes of patience & tenacity πŸ™‚

Get the free pattern here.

8 Comments

  1. Beautiful! Came here from Of Snailmail, Books, and Valentines and I love it! I got into blogging because of sewing blogs and I’m loving the resurgence I’m seeing of young bloggers documenting their sewing/knitting/crochet/craft projects. I’ll be subscribing!

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    1. Cebuana Yarn Diva says:

      That’s awesome! Thank you so much ❀ πŸ™‚

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  2. Amy Lynn says:

    It looks great! I think you don’t need to block it. It’s got such a great little “flounce” to it. πŸ™‚

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    1. Cebuana Yarn Diva says:

      Haha! Thanks Amy, that’s what I thought too πŸ™‚

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  3. It’s beautiful! Your stubbornness definitely paid off. It looks great on you and I don’t think it needs blocking at all. Even though I have been told recently that a everything needs blocking. I have only blocked one thing in my entire 33 years of stitching. It is gorgeous the way it is and the ruffles look so cute and bouncy. Congratulations! Thank you for visiting my blog so that I have found yours πŸ™‚

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    1. Cebuana Yarn Diva says:

      LOL! I’m glad there’s two of us now loving the ruffles πŸ™‚ I’m really lazy when it comes to blocking, something I still have to work on.

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  4. Nena says:

    Gorgeous! though I am partial to petrol and teal color.

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    1. Cebuana Yarn Diva says:

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ This skirt would certainly do well in those colors too.

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