Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

It's A Girl!! Peanut (the wearer of both Ole Miss Baby Ensembles) was born on May 12. I'm very excited about having a new little girl for whom to knit. I pulled out my stash & all my books last night to find the girliest of girly summer wear. I struck GOLD in Knitting For Two (aka Baby Bloom). I'd acquired a few skeins of Rowan 4 ply cotton when Moma traded some stash on Ravelry and it was the perfect gauge for the "Silky Wrap Sweater". I cast on this morning during the ride to work and, when I had a minute, I logged onto Ravelry to "cast on" there. Alas, very few people had made the "Silky Wrap Sweater" and the finished products looked less than stellar. So, I flipped thru Rav to see what knitters HAD made from Rowan 4 ply cotton that did look stellar and I stumbled across "Little Sister's Dress." It's perfect for a new baby living in the TX heat of summer. I've found that dresses are especially good baby-wear because they can become tops as the baby grows. As an added bonus, this dress is knit top-down and is totally seamless. Now, that's my kind of GIRLY FUN!


Anonymous said...

hi Loo,

I'm knitting the Little Sister's Dress, too, and I'm wondering if you know why the yoke pattern calls for continuing to knit across the front for 10 rows or so and then rejoining in the round to knit the skirt? I'm almost to that point, and I'm a fairly experienced knitter, but I'm a tad bit confused here. Any ideas? Nice blog, btw.


Loo said...

Hey, Pamela -

Knitting back & forth first allows you to leave the opening where you'll put the buttons. Then you knit in the round for the rest of the pattern. It seemed weird to me at first, but I just decided to trust the pattern & it's coming out beautifully.
Thanks so much for the comment.