I finally gave up on making the dress and just turned it into a skirt. I also made a matching tie belt. It will be great when slightly warmer weather rolls around and finally takes a project out of the unfinished bin.
In other news:
The new knitty is up with some beautiful patterns. I've been thinking about doing some winter knitting but it's hard for me to commit to a pattern. I especially love the Ice Queen wrap and the Three Tams. The Interweave Holiday issue has a cute tam pattern but it calls for size 0 or 1 needles and I just imagine that taking forever.