Monday, November 20, 2006

Sheep Dress and Booties

This is cute...like really cute...consider yourself warned...



Started: October 25, 2006
Finished: November 17, 2006
Pattern: Sheep Dress and Booties from Debbie Bliss Baby Knits.
Yarn: Baby Cashmerino in teal, cream and brown. I knit the 6-9 months size and used 5 balls of the teal and a little bit of the other two colours.
Needles: Knit picks US#2 and Addis US# 3
Adjustments: Wellllll....I had some gauge issues...so I was going to make it a smaller size because with my gauge it would work out to the 6-9 month...but my gauge changed for some reason and I had more stitches to the inch. I had to go back to the pattern as written, so the skirt should be fuller...I didn't rip it back. I knit the skirt in the round using fair isle, instead of back and forth as written with intarsia.

I added a button at the back which forced me to split the collar. I was worried about the head getting in there...



It turned out just fine. No worries about that head now!

The booties...



Debbie bliss booties are the cutest...

Now, after seeing that baby this weekend...I am worried about the size. I really hope it will fit her at christmas...I may have to give it to her early! She is only 2 months! Stop feeding that baby so much Christina!

Another one off the list...Fa la la la la...la la la la.

57 comments:

knittingphilistine said...

TOO cute, even for words.

Kristin said...

Please give it to the baby immediately. It is such an amazing dress. She should get every possible day's wear she can out of it. To think of it sitting unworn while she grows out of it is enough to make me cry.

Guylaine said...

It is so cute, I would love to see the little girl in it... Bravo!

Liz K. said...

That is too darling. And to think, I thought you were insane.

No, you are not insane. You are a knitting superhero!

Heather said...

It's adorable! Absolutely adorable. Well done :D

Stacey said...

Awwwwww!!!!!! I love the sheepies!

Karen said...

That outfit is amazing. Soooo cute!

grumperina said...

Adorable!!! Wouldn't it be great if all moms stopped feeding their babies, so that our lovely handknits could be worn for years and years and years?

Terhi said...

SO cute! I love it! :-)

julia said...

this is so cute, it's almost too much! and so very well executed! I want one, too.

caro said...

Oy the cute! Fantastic!

Annette said...

It's soooo pretty! I have to find that book now and make one someday. You amaze me with the amount of projects you finish!

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet! She will be the cutest baby ever in that outfit.

Hunny said...

That came out awesome. You did a great job.

Engineer Anonymous said...

That is not just cute, it is adorable! Great job!

brooke said...

So cute!

kmkat said...

Yup. Totally adorable. But you knew that.

Acornbud said...

What a adorable dress and booties. It looks so soft. What a great gift!

marlyce swinnerton said...

The dress and booties are beautiful. I saw the dress in progress at the Debbie Bliss event, and I'm delighted to see the final product.
Growing babies are a problem with knitted projects. However since they don't wear them out, the garment may be an heirloom passed down and around for many years.
I knit a coat for my nephew when he was 18 months. He is now 32, and the coat has been worn by many children, including great nephews and nieces. Still looks cute.
Best wishes.
Marlyce in Windsor

RooKnits said...

That is adorable!

KnitNana said...

So precious!
What a lovely job you did, you should be so proud!
(((hugs)))

KnitNana said...

So precious!
What a lovely job you did, you should be so proud!
(((hugs)))

Dove Knits said...

That is too cute.

nikki said...

Oh! This is so so lovely. I have several family members hoping to have a baby, so if one of them turns out to be a girl, this is what I'm gonna make!

miss ewe said...

GORGEOUS! You did such a nice job!

abbenormal said...

Ack! The cuteness, it's too much!!!

Dorothy said...

Aww, that is wicked cute!

Barb Outside Boston said...

Oh, so beautiful! You have to give it before Christmas, so she can wear it ON Christmas! I mean really, she couldn't possibly own anything nicer.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely adorable. I just love that pattern and I think your modification on the neck is perfect.

Marie said...

too cute!! That is the most adorable baby knit I have seen in a long time!

Peg said...

What a lucky little girl! Love those booties! Debbie Bliss knows where it is at with babies!

Marisa said...

So precious!! Love it!

Alison said...

Ok, now I'm trying to figure out how to make best friends with you so that you can knit ME this outfit for my impending birth. (I guess if it's a boy he's just gonna have to be the cutest little cross dressing baby in town.)

I have no problem bribing you with Godiva chocolate and copious amounts of yarn!

Magatha said...

OK, so you know how cute that is? And the workmanship! Very impressive!

sue said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and I agree it must be given as an early Christmas present or she will only get to wear it once, and what a waste that would be. Adorable knits must not be wasted you know!

allie said...

How adorable... Nice work!! I love Debbie Bliss designs, you do them justice.

Fríða said...

OMG, that is so beautiful! on my blog, under july 3rd, you can see a picture of the overall I made for my granddaughter. I got the pattern from a borrowed DB book, is it the same one? if so, I truly have to buy a copy.
my best from Iceland
Frida

Rebecca said...

SO CUTE!!! I agree with Kristin, give it to the baby. Babies don't know when Christmas is anyway.

trixie stix said...

Fabulous!

yuvee said...

Aaawww.....

Sheryl said...

B-e-a-utiful.
You go-you Christmas knitting-girl!

Elinor said...

Oooooh, that is the most adorable baby gift set I've seen in ages. I like your color choices better than the gray in the pattern too.

Courtney said...

that may be one of the cutest things I've ever seen! thanks for the warning....oh lord, the fluffy sheep!!!

jen said...

So SO CUTE!

Wanda said...

You're right. That is so cute. Great job!

kellyhl said...

I have to delurk, even if it's just to echo all the previous comments! That is so adorable!

amy said...

That is by far the cutest sheep dress I've seen. I *love* that teal color, I've used it a bunch. Great job, on the dress and on plowing through that holiday list!

DancesInGarden said...

Can I just say that there is something irresistable about knitted sheep? Why is that?

I think I live in the same city as you do. Can you give me a hint as to what your "LYS" is? I have only seen one yarn store here besides Michaels, Zeller's, and Walmart - and it seems I can never get there when it is open!

kelp! said...

Oh, that is super cute! I may just pick up this book for my next baby knit, I really adore this pattern.

Cynthia said...

That is absolutely amazing! What a wonderful gift. I can't believe all the holiday knitting you have done so far- I took this holiday season off (only things for my girls), so I am living vicariously through you : )Keep up the good work!

LisaB said...

So adorable! I love those sheep!

Janette said...

Simply and absolutely adoreable!

Jen said...

That really is the cutest baby dress I have ever seen. Unbelievably cute!

Kirsten said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!!!!!

blossom said...

WOW!!! i love it. it's going to look unbelievable on the lucky recipient. love your knitting!

Donna said...

Just Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. There is no better word than cute.

P.S. I have stopped in on occasion and always find something to love. Wonderful work and wonderful taste!