Thursday, November 03, 2005

Latest Creation

Yay! It's finished! And in time, too. It went out in the mail today. I've been working my fingers to the bone rushing to finish this sweet little dress in time for the recipient's first birthday. Which happens to be, btw, on the same day as Lauren's 2nd birthday. It was pretty easy to make, just time consuming. The skirt part was made in rounds and was over 100 stitches each round. And it went round and round and round... ad nauseum. I made it using Baby Georgia 100% mercerized cotton yarn. It's fingering weight yarn, so it's small. I swear that's why my fingers now literally hurt - from having to grab such tiny yarn so tightly to maintain the tension as I crocheted. Ouch. But worth it in the end because it turned out so cute! I got the pattern from this book, in case you're interested.

Next up: a baby blanket (called the Heirloom Blanket) for some good friends' first child, due in early March. Also made from a pattern in the same book as this dress. I'm off to a good start but still have a loonnngg way to go before it's finished. And Christmas is coming - yikes! So many projects, so little time.

crocheted dress full view

hemline details

yoke close up. It has a square neckline. The yoke was done in one long piece starting with one sleeve and working all the way to the other sleeve. Posted by Picasa

What a beautiful job you've done! I have always wished that I could sew/knit. Just not meant to be. Amy F. from pg today diaries and iparenting tried to teach me when we met once but a weekend just is not enough unfortunately. Hopefully the recipient's parents enjoy seeing their daughter in a precious gift made by your hands. And hopefully you get one huge heartfelt "We love it! Thank you so much for all the time and love you put into this wonderful heirloom gift!" Great exaggeration but you know what I mean lol. Again, you did a beautiful job.
Absolutely beautiful. I'd like to say I'm envious, but you're so cool..... :)
That is absolutely fabulous! I would love to receive a gift as personal and beautiful as that.

Beautiful job!
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