Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Baptism dress

Yesterday Petunia decided that we should knit Hester's baptism dress. After a moment's pause, I concurred. Are we nuts or what? Nothing says pressure like a deadline and a Garment That Must Be Perfect. Or, you know, wearable. We'll see how it goes...y'all already know how much I love small gauge and/or deadline knitting.

I actually started the dress early this morning after doing my trusty gauge swatch. The dress is on size 5s with Debbie Bliss white merino and it's from a pattern in the Debbie Bliss Baby Knits for Beginners book. I just read online that the pattern I'm using has problems with its neckline, but whatever. I also decided to go with seed stitch as the decorative stitch rather than garter stitch, so that should be fun to change up, too. But as much as I want to complain, I have to say this: I'm 13 rows into the back of the dress and it's already so pretty. I hope that Hester will like it; I hope she'll also like the matching sweater and booties that Petunia will make for her.

From now till October 7, it'll be All Knitting, All the Time around these parts! I'll try to post pictures as I work. Here's hoping things go according to plan; otherwise, it's a tacky shiny polyester dress from Sears for us. The horror!



Blogger Hashbrown said...

You beat me to blogging about the dress. Argh

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Jenny PP said...

Ha, you snooze you lose, Petunia. ;)

You can blog about it too! I can't wait to see pictures!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Misa Gracie said...

I am SURE that this dress will be absolutely beautiful! The fact that you two are making her outfit yourselves will mean so much more to her when she's older.

(And don't worry - no tacky polyester disaster from Sears! If something goes south, my sewing machine and I will happily play backup. Though I'm certain it is completely unnecessary!)

4:25 PM  
Blogger Canada said...

Other backup - to remedy any disaster (of which there won't be, because you ROCK at knitting!) - I will overnight a dress to you - either mine (white), which Clara used, or the antique cream one we got for Corwin. Breathe, and keep knitting :)

9:26 AM  
Blogger Oz said...

I am so impressed you're knitting the baptism dress! Here I was so proud of myself for knitting two wobbly baby blankets - I need to pick up that book!

10:25 AM  

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