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Conch Lace Sundress

Another Chantilly Lace Sundress down!  I whipped up a 6-12 month size for my cousin’s 10 month old daughter, Amenze.

027I don’t have anything too exciting (besides pictures) to report.  I followed the pattern exactly except for using a bigger (H) hook.  I like that this size isn’t very long.  It’s great for babies who are crawling or have just started walking.

022I used Knit Picks CotLin in “Conch” – less than two balls!  I think the color really compliments Amenze’s complexion.  Also, the yarn came from stash.  Hooray for me!

024I have one more little dress to make, for Kirsi, in dark pink, but I’ve taken a break to knit a sweater for Ronan.  I felt like his knitting needs were being ignored. 😛  There are just so many cute girly patterns that I can’t stop making stuff for my little ladies!

Raveled here.

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Deep Blue Lace Sundress

There’s a lucky little lady in my house!  She added a brand new dress to her closet this afternoon. 🙂

044I received the Chantilly Lace Sundress pattern from my friend, Sara, not too long ago.  I’ve been working on this dress sporadically for the past week and a half.  Let me tell you, this thing is quick.  I added a couple of repeats to lengthen the dress, and it was still a super speedy project.  In these pictures, Eva’s modeling the size 4-5 years, but as I stated before, I added two repeats to the length.  I think a dress made to the original length would be super cute paired with a pair of white leggings.

006 027I used Knit Picks Cotlin in “Planetarium” and a size H (5mm) crochet hook.  This dress, with my modifications, took a little over 500 yards of yarn to crochet.

039 052I bought a little slip for Eva to wear underneath the dress since it’s a little revealing as-is.  Eva gushed over how pretty she looked, then told me I need to make one for Kirsi.  In pink.  Because Anna from Frozen wears pink.  Good thing I ordered some dark pink Cotlin, I guess!

Raveled here.


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Kirsi’s Dress – Complete!

I did end up finishing Kirsi’s Dress before she was born.  Barely.  🙂

ImageI made a couple small modifications to the shoulders.  Instead of placing a button band on one shoulder, I decided to put one on each shoulder for symmetry.  I put one button on each shoulder (instead of two), and placed two decorative buttons on the bodice.  I haven’t actually measured the dress, yet, (I’ve been kind of busy with a newborn!) but I’m pretty sure it’s a 3 month size.

Right now it’s tucked away in the girls’ “knits drawer” waiting for Kirsi to grow into it.  I’m sure she’ll be wearing it lots this summer!


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Kirsi’s Dress – Second Progress Report

Guess what?!  I’m still pregnant!  And what does that mean?  It means I’m still working on that little baby dress.

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I’ve made it past the two decrease rounds, and I’m now working on the 11th pattern repeat.  At this point, I’m supposed to knit straight until the skirt measures 21 cm.  I have about 13.5 cm at the moment.

I can’t wait to get to the bodice.  The skirt isn’t necessarily hard, but it’s quite tedious!  I have to pay extra attention during the yarn over rounds since I always manage to omit one or more accidentally.  :/  Can you tell I’ve been tinking hundreds of stitches?


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Kirsi’s Dress – First Progress Report

I finished those Gentleman’s Plain Winter Socks that I’ve been working on for what seems like FOREVER (more on those in a later post), so I’ve undertaken a new project.  This time it’s another little baby dress.

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I’m using Knit Picks CotLin in “Flamingo” and size 4 needles.  I hope it turns out small enough for the baby to wear right away.  I’m pretty much winging it since I didn’t swatch (I never do), but I am using the recommended weight yarn and needle size.

Anyway, I’d like to have this dress finished before she’s born.  Seeing as I’m due in a little over a week, I don’t know if that will happen.  Wait, who am I kidding?  Of course I’ll be able to finish it if I work on it regularly.  I have a feeling I’ll be going late seeing as I’ve experienced no symptoms of impending labor.  I guess I should take advantage of all this prep time, huh?


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Houndstooth Baby Blanket – First Progress Report

As I previously mentioned, I’m taking a little break from my mom’s owl sweater.  I knit a few Etsy items (haven’t photographed them yet), then I decided to start a baby project.

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It’s a houndstooth baby blanket!  I love this pattern.  It’s so pretty, and it’s deceptively simple.  I’m using Knit Picks CotLin in “Harbor” and “Whisker.”  My intention is to save this project for a (hopefully) future baby of mine, but knowing me, I probably won’t finish it until I have grandchildren.  🙂