Sunday, October 15, 2006

We Did It!

Or so sings "Dora the Explorer". Yes, I know this animated series is for the pre-school set but this little ditty was the first thing that popped into my mind once I snipped the last knot on the Eyelet Vest for 2-week old (and oh, so adorable) baby Olivia.

Olivia's Eyelet Vest
I made only slight modifications -- omissions really -- to the Debbie Bliss pattern. For starters, I knit, then removed the garter stitch armhole bands. They seemed so restrictive. I crocheted a tie and added two large pale purpley pink beads from Beadworks to the ends. I was going to use white ribbon but played the prerogative card at the last minute because I like the informality of the crochet. Besides, the wee knipper's mum can always replace the cording for a different look if she so desires.

Speaking of last-minute (and impossibly high hopes), I spent most of the day trying to make a pair of baby socks. "What?! They're baby socks ferkrissakes. They can't take that long," was my flawed logic. Six o'clock arrived and I'd only finished one. There will be a mate shortly, but I so wanted to show Olivia's mom how nicely the bi-color Baby Broad Ripple socks went with the vest. My favorite part is the fun pink and beige striped toe.

Anyway, Little Miss Adorable didn't seem to mind. She slept peacefully through the entire celebration.


Blogger Debi said...

Sooo cute!! I think the crochet cord is perfect, much cuter than ribbon!

Love the baby broadripples too!

Glad to see you're knitting more hunny :)

10/15/2006 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

I love that crocheted cord, and as always, your work is beautiful! I hope the "ferkrissakes" baby socks didn't take too big of a toll on you.

I am sure your friend and her wee one will be delighted.

I love Debbie Bliss patterns, but I fear them as well. Happy knitting!

10/15/2006 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

So cute! And the little socks are perfect with the dress.

10/15/2006 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger sweetfigs said...

So pretty. I especially like the little beads. And the crocheted cord seems better than a ribbon that would get scrunched up.

10/16/2006 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Lori said...

adorable baby dress! Not to be a downer but please make sure the beads are secure...babies choke on things like that very easily and as a nurse (and a mom) it always makes me nervous to see. Perhaps providing a plain cord that the mom can string through after the presentation would be an idea.
Either way, lovely knitting and I think the socks are sweet too.

10/17/2006 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Well there it is! It's so beautiful, and I know I've got to knit this some day. Nice touches too.

10/20/2006 10:51:00 PM  

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