Wednesday, June 06, 2007

And Then There Were Two

Well, I committed myself to working solely on the Peanut Dresses, and much as I'm itching to knit something for myself, like a summery cami or tank, it seems that my one (project) track mind is paying off. PD2 is done! Well, mostly done. Both dresses still remain sans straps at the top and embroidery. Knitting PD2 was so much easier, since I already had the pattern instructions written down from the trial and error stages of the PD1 process.

And let me tell you, there were repeated attempts, various trials, and numerous errors. I lost count of how many times I ripped back poor PD1. But, PD2 is all the better for it. Yay for copious note-taking! I must admit-they look pretty cute together!

Next, I need to figure out what I want to do about the spaghetti strap ties for the top. Initially, I thought of attaching crochet chains, but on second thought, I fear those wouldn't be sturdy enough. I'm going to have to sit down and play around, methinks, and see what I can come up with.

My biggest concern at this point, aside from how to handle the ties, oh- and how the embroidered details will turn out (my embroidery skills are rather rusty), is how they will fit on real life Peanut bodies. But, after spending some time with the real life Peanuts at a picnic over the weekend, my estimation is that I think they should fit just fine. *fingers crossed*

Then again, maybe if I just give them enough paper napkins to hold their attention, they won't care how the dresses fit...

14 comments:

Kara said...

The dresses are looking adorable! I can just imagine how cute the peanuts are going to look in them.

Madge said...

Ditto! Congrats, you designer, you.

Lolly said...

It will be a great fit, I just know it.
So incredibly cute!!!!

Jennifer said...

Those dresses are going to be so darn cute! Much befitting adorable Peanuts.

Shelley said...

Oh you tease! I can't wait to see the whole things. The parts we can see look just gorgeous!

Nasus said...

I can't believe how much the peanuts have grown!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Adorable (the Peanuts and the dresses)!

jaymeknitsAThotmailcom said...

(I tried to leave this on the CAL site but they wouldn't accept my password for some reason)
If the I-cord isn't sturdy enough for the ties what I've done in the past is run something that is sturdy enough through the inside of the chord (shoelaces or mercerized cotton work well). It keeps the look of the I-cord but adds more strength and less stretching.

Disentangled said...

I can totally see the peanuts in their dresses! They will be the belles of the ball. :-)

EDNA HART said...

I like the way you reversed the colors so each one is the same -but a little different. How about an i-cord for the straps that is tied so as they get taller the dressed will become tops?
They are so darn Cute..

Theresa said...

Adorable - the dresses, and the girls!

Octopus Knits said...

I'm thinking the dresses will fit them wonderfully! Jaymeknits idea about the i-cord seems like a good one.

juuli said...

Siding with Edna - i-cords to tie, so your precious work gets some more years of attention. So cute! How about crocheting some flowers and sewing them on for embellishment? You could also crochet chains through the fabric (stems, swirls), if you don't like embroidery.

mle said...

Oh I can't wait to see them modeled on the little peanuts!