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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!


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Heart Baby Cardigan – Complete!

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The Set – Heart Baby Hat and Heart Baby Cardigan

 

It’s done!  It’s done!  It’s done!  I must say, I am so pleased with the outcome of this project.  Isn’t it the cutest?

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Heart Baby Cardigan

 

Details: Knit Picks Galileo in “Pearl” and “Valentine,” size 5 and 6 needles

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Heart Baby Set as viewed from the back.

 

I originally wanted to use some cute heart buttons I bought, but they weren’t the right color red to go with the hearts on the cardigan.  😦  I ended up using circular gray buttons and added a little color to them by using red thread.  I think it looks fine the way it is, though, and I still have the red heart buttons to use on another baby item!

I made a ton of modifications to allow for the inclusion of the heart chart.  I didn’t bother to write them down, but there was some increasing and decreasing so that the chart and the ribbing at the bottom worked.  I ended up with 11 hearts when all was said and done.  I also used the sewn bind off for extra give in the hem and the sleeves.  I hate tight edges, which is a shame, because I’m the master of making them.

After washing and blocking, the chest measured 9.25 inches across, the sleeves measured 5.5 inches from armpit to the bottom of the cuff, and the entire sweater measured 10.25 inches from top to bottom.  If you’re super interested in this sweater and want more details, they can be found on my Ravelry page. 


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Heart Baby Cardigan – Third Progress Report

I am ashamed.  I had almost the whole day to knit (Eva went to her grandparents’ house), and all I managed to do was knit a sleeve.  And it wasn’t even a whole sleeve at that!

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I’m still working on the ribbing.  I’ll be using the same bind off on the sleeves (sewn bind off) that I used on the bottom of the sweater.  And let me tell you, binding off the bottom took *forever*.  At least it looks nice, and it’s stretchy.  I hate tight bind offs.

Obviously this sweater needs some serious blocking.  It’s all…bunchy.  I’m hoping it’ll fit our new addition next fall/winter.  Though if she’s anything like her sister, it’ll still be too big by then!


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Heart Baby Cardigan – Second Progress Report

I finished the heart portion!  🙂

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Much like the hat I completed earlier, my tension is still not up to par.  The “end” hearts look a bit funky, so I’m going to try to do some strategic sewing on the wrong side to even them up a bit.  Other than that, everything looks good.  I’m finishing up the ribbing on the bottom of the body, and then I’ll be moving on to the sleeves.  This is going to be such a cute ensemble!