Tea Rose Dress in Progress


I promptly cast on this little dress when I arrived home with the yarn.  The pattern is from Purl Soho and was released a few weeks ago (maybe months...my time perception is warped).  The little girl I baby sit wears 12-18 months size for length (she's a wee one).  The largest size in the pattern is 12-18 months.  So I went up from sport to dk weight to make the dress slightly bigger.

As you can imagine, I'll think 'this is too big' then I'll think maybe it's 'just right'.  I wish I could try it on her!  But surprises are for keeping secrets and the mom doesn't know I'm knitting this. This secret is killing me.  I want to send in progress photos!  Share size measurements!  Measure that little chest!


Instead, I'm telling all of you.  Anyways, I think this will fit her for late summer, fall and probably into winter.  So all is good, right?


The yarn is mostly acrylic with some cotton and it's machine washable.  My hands hurt the slightest bit, not too bad so I'll soldier on.  It's what knitters do.  I bet you my hands would feel better if I wasn't obsessively knitting this pattern.


Ravelry notes here

Comments

  1. Such a beautiful pink! I can't wait to see this one progress.

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  2. If it's big on her she'll grow into it fast and she can layer with it. What a sweet, little pink that is. I hope you enjoy your book; I tried that one popular series by her and wasn't a fan of the first book which had become a DNF. I'm trying to get into bed earlier so I can read. I had a good session last night with my cozy mystery.

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  3. I was hoping you would cast this on soon, and it's even prettier than I had imagined. Every little girl needs a sweet pink dress, and I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that it fits her perfectly!

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  4. That little pink dress is going to be precious. She can wear it with layers this fall and winter if it is a little big. What a wonderful thoughtful childcare provider you are. Such a sweet soft pink.

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  5. It is beautiful, I love the pink. Now that is one project that I want you to hurry and finish, I am so looking forward to seeing it finished. Of course I am joking Karen, take care of your hands and rest when they start to ache, look after yourself.

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  6. Soooo sweet. Such a soft, beautiful pink! Can't wait to see it finished (which won't be long at the rate you are going). Take care of yourself. blessings ~ tanna

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  7. Adorable! Such a pretty pink.

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  8. How pretty it will be in that lovely pink shade! I always make things I figure are too big, so they can grow into it. I think knitting surprises for kiddos is hard, but I'm betting you'll get it right. Most kids seem smaller than their "official" sizes.

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  9. Oh that is just too sweet. Such a pretty shade of pink. Love it! Can't wait to see it all finished (but careful of your hands, please).

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  10. It's an adorable little dress. And you can never go wrong having something for a baby or toddler be a bit on the large size. They will always grow into it!

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  11. That is absolutely darling. What a lovely gift. I can only knit cotton a little bit at time. It is hard on the hands.

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  12. I love this so much! The color is divine! What a lucky little girl!

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  13. OH This is so much fun to wattch you create. LOve the blush of a pink. Keep going lady! Itwill be an awesome gift.I can see the little girl in her photos wearing it!!!

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  14. What a beautiful pink!
    And such a kind thing for you to do.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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