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Little Sister Tunic – Complete!

In case you didn’t notice, I’ve changed the Little Sister Dress into a Little Sister Tunic.  Unfortunately, I did not have nearly enough yarn to complete a dress.  😦  I used almost every bit of the 420 yards of Debbie Bliss Bella that I had.

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Little Sister Tunic

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Pearl Buttons!

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Close-up of ridges on the yoke.

 

This top measures 11.5 inches across the chest (23 inches around) and 14.5 inches from the top of the neck to the bottom of the hem.  According to my research, this makes the top a size 4T.  Yep, no one will be wearing this for a long time.

For those interested, I used size 4 needles and 4 skeins of Debbie Bliss Bella in color 16011.  If you’d like to see all of the details regarding this project, visit my Rav page!

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Little Sister Dress – Fifth Progress Report

Ok, I’m getting really tired of this project.  I’m sooo ready to be done.

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I’m almost finished the third ball of yarn.  I might have to shorten the dress a bit since I only have four balls.  I don’t think that’ll be a problem, though, as I was planning on pairing it with tights or leggings.  I’m pretty sure Eva will wear this dress before the new baby, and it won’t fit her until at least winter (Yes, it’s that big.), so she’ll need something on her legs.

Anyway, it’s still really cute, short or long, big or small!  🙂


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Little Sister Dress – Fourth Progress Report

After ignoring any and all forms of knitting for the past two days, I picked the Little Sister Dress back up and made some progress.

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As you can see, I bound off the sleeves and started working on the skirt.  I also wove in about a million ends because they were getting in the way.  (By the way, it’s really annoying when a 105 yard ball of yarn has knots – especially an expensive 105 yard ball of yarn.)  As I look at the bodice of this dress, I’m realizing that it’s bigger than I ever could have anticipated.  In fact, I think it’s too big to fit Eva!  The new baby will have to be GIANT to fit in this thing by next winter!


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Little Sister Dress – Third Progress Report

I didn’t get the chance to do as much work as I would have liked on the Little Sister Dress over the weekend due to Eva’s very busy schedule.  She spent the better part of two days visiting her grammy.  🙂  All that dancing, eating, coloring, and playing sure tuckered her out.  I have a feeling she’ll be spending most of tomorrow recovering.

I managed to get through most of the yoke, though.  I’m on the last repeat, and once that’s done, I’ll be binding off the sleeve stitches.  Boy will I be happy to see them go!  This thing is huge!

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Right now I’m magic looping it on a 60″ cable.  I’m hoping that once the sleeve stitches go, it’ll fit on one of my shorter cables so I can knit uninterrupted.  I’m also hoping I’ll be able to pick up speed while working on the skirt portion.  I’ve got a lot of little clothes to knock out in a short amount of time!


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Little Sister Dress – Second Progress Report

I’ve been making some progress on the Little Sister Dress:

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I’ve joined for working in the round, but I haven’t yet hit the part where the sleeves are bound off.  So far I’m liking how it looks.  Judging by how big it already is, this will be a dress that’ll fit in the winter, which is fine by me.  I bet it’ll look really cute over top of a white, long sleeved onesie and tights.

I’m so glad I bought four balls of yarn instead of three.  I’m almost through the first ball, and I haven’t even finished the yoke!


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Little Sister Dress – First Progress Report

Well folks, I couldn’t stare at that fuzzy mess any longer.  I frogged the Rainbow Baby Cardigan, and I enjoyed doing it.  Life is too short to knit with bad yarn.  I have no idea what I’ll do with the Chroma in my stash, but I can tell you this – it will not be used to make ANY baby things.

Now that that’s out of the way, I had to start something new.

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I’m making a little dress for Baby #2!  I’m using bigger yarn and bigger needles than specified in the pattern, so I’m hoping the dress turns out a little big.  I want her to be able to get more than 2 weeks’ use out of it.

Here’s a close-up of the yarn I’m using:

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It’s Debbie Bliss Bella, which is 85% cotton, 10% silk, and 5% cashmere.  This yarn is so much nicer than what I’m accustomed to using.  I bought it today while visiting a LYS (local yarn store) in Mt. Holly.  Today’s trip marked my second time visiting a LYS, so it was kind of a big deal.  🙂  (I’ll probably write a post about my yarn store adventure tomorrow.)

This pattern doesn’t look too complicated, so I’m hoping it goes quickly.  I have tons of stuff to finish before May arrives!