Wednesday, June 27, 2007

FO: Sarabeth

Cross-posted at the Create Along.

Nope, your eyes do not deceive you; it's another Peanut Dress...kind of. I know- I'm like a one woman tiny dress factory over here! Same Peanut Dress pattern, same occasion (1st birthday), however, whereas the PDs were made especially for my nieces, the Peanuts, this here dress was made especially for B's niece, Sara. How funny is it that both B's sis and my sis gave birth to their first babies within eleven days of each other?

Once I knew that the pattern worked and the first dress was in the can, I decided to roll out another one for Sara, time permitting (which it did). I wanted stripes, and wouldn't you know it, I adore this striped version as much as the others. All three dresses were knit with Classic Elite Premiere (love this yarn, I can't tell you), on US size 6 needles. I didn't plan out the striped pattern ahead of time. Rather, I let them unfold along the way. For all the improv, I think it turned out really cute, and as "balanced" as asymmetrical stripes can be (you know me- this is always a consideration).

A small modification: I lengthened this dress by about an inch to account for Sara's long legs. Although she is only 11 days older than the Peanuts, she is taller than them. (Sorry, 'Nuts, just keepin' it real.) ;) This mod should still allow for some growth over time, which was always the intension of these dresses. I mean, can't you see these as tops eventually over shorts or little people jeans?

Here's a close up of the stripey goodness. The colors represented in this photo are much closer to the actual colors. Happy, happy! Well, off to gift wrap this baby- Sara's party is on Sunday!

PS: I've been exhaustified by work lately, but I am planning to write out the pattern (legibly) and making it available a couple other sizes as well. Wish me luck...

21 comments:

Kara said...

You are a machine! So darling.

Kirsten said...

Great dress - I love the pink, green, and white! Perfect for summer!

Marnie said...

I'm totally smitten. Beyond cute.

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

So cute I can barely stand it!

Theresa said...

Love the dresses yesterday. And I love Lisa, too. I got a whole new 'do yesterday. She wants to see the photo of the Peanuts in their dresses, btw.

Lick My Sticks said...

So cute, I can't take it.

My sister an I had kids ONE day apart. We called each other with the pregnant news the same day, too. It was funny.

Mouse said...

They can also be worn over baby/toddler sized stretch pants as well.. which will give everyone a lot of use out of them. Very cute!

Disentangled said...

love, love, LOVE the stripes! What lucky nieces you have!

Hilari said...

Those dresses are almost as cute as the actual peanuts!

Great job!

knitzalot said...

Adorable!

LotusKnits said...

EEEEE! So cute!

Thanks for your blog comment, I have books, sunscreen, the ipod, and a few bottles of liquor to get me through! Hehe.

amanda cathleen said...

I love the stripes and the color combo! LOVE them! Hope your able to rest and relax over the weekend : )

dee said...

so sweet!

if you modify it a bit longer and a gazillion times wider it could be a top for me...

Octopus Knits said...

So cute! I love the striping. Your stitches are fantastically even, too!

Ruinwen said...

You knit in your sleep right?

Love this pattern with the stripes! So adorable! :)

Jennifer said...

Adorable!

Rachel said...

The originals are wonderful, but this one takes the cake. I LOVE the stripes! The colors are bright and fun, and the stripes are sporty, but the dress shape makes it just a little bit feminine. I love it!

Madge said...

Lovin' your stripey goodness here. Adorable dress in any permutation!

ms. pea said...

I want to see it over little people jeans!

Nasus said...

it was even cuter in person!

Rayne said...

So cute!! I would love the pattern if you'll share it. My little girl will be one next month and she too would look so adorable in a dress like this. And yep, I'd definitely put it over a long sleeve in the fall.