Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Project Spectrum-Approved Peanut Dresses

Without thinking, I unintentionally chose two of this phase's Project Spectrum colors as the colors for my to-be-designed Create Along Peanut dresses. It just worked out that way, but it serves as a good kick in the pants to get me moving now, on my thus far back-burnered CAL project. Here we have a somewhat crappy representation of the colors of super soft Classic Elite Premiere I chose.

So far, I am certain of the overall style and shape of the dresses, and I know I want the pinks to be the main colors, but I keep changing my mind on everything else.

The main body shape of the dresses will be simple, so I'd like to incorporate more intricate details using color. My first thought was to do stripes. But where's the challenge in that? Then I thought, maybe some colorwork. My latest idea involves colorwork and some embroidery, but that could change at any time.

Kyra: What are you going to knit for us, Aunty?

Whatever I decide to do, first thing's first. I need to start swatching (I'll do my best to contain my excitement) and see what hits me.

Now, I hate deadlines as much as the next person, but the Peanuts will be 1 in July, so that's my targeted due date. I can't think of better motivation. Birthday dresses!

Ally: Hmm...I think I like the sound of that.

On a somber note, to everyone touched by this week's tragedy at Virginia Tech, my thoughts are with you. Borrowing words from a song written by Sarah McLachlan, I wish you "peace in the struggle to find peace [and] comfort on the way to comfort."

12 comments:

Disentangled said...

Again with the exceeding the cuteness quota! Seriously!

And I think birthday dresses are a perfect inspiration/deadline ;-)

Anonymous said...

My god, the faces on those girls! How about little tulips around the edges and the sleeve cuffs? Those colors are beautiful together!

- MJ

mle said...

Pink and green are perfect together!!

Lolly said...

Oh my goodness! Cute sirens are going off! :)

I love the idea of little PS dresses!

Madge said...

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Madge said...

Huh? What happened to my comment?

What I said was...

*squeeal*

Spring birthday frocks.

Cute, cute, cuteness.

knitzalot said...

Those colors are perfect together! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Great photos of the Peanuts!

Jennifer said...

The peanuts are so cute! You picked some great colors for their dresses.

Nasus said...

All this unbearable cuteness...I want some peanuts too! :)

Theresa said...

I love the idea of birthday dresses- too cute.

EDNA HART said...

Dido on the CUTE factor. I like your colors and Cotton Clasic is a total dream to work with, so you are in for a great knitting experience.

Monica said...

So cute! The colors are great together.