Tuesday, April 22, 2008

UFO Resurrection

A couple years ago I purchased this cute little Sassy Skeins Kit. I was going to make it for my youngest daughter, even though it was designed to be a boy sweater. She liked it. Well, like a few other projects, ahem... maybe more than a few, it was started and then packed neatly back into the cute packaging and forgotten about. The other night I ran across it and thought I would just take a look at how far I had actually knit before putting it into hibernation. I had knit probably 10 or so inches. Looking at the measurements I knew there was no way it would be long enough for the girl child at today's height (it changes daily it seems), but would still be wide enough. I also knew I would not have enough yarn to make it as long as I would need to fit. So I toyed with the idea of frogging it, I looked online to see if I could find more of the yarn to finish it as designed but much longer (no luck), but the girl child had other plans. I asked her what she wanted me to do. We toyed with the idea of a tank top or a tee shirt style top and she chose a tee shirt style top. This surprised me, because she is a big fan of the tank tops. Her reasoning.... if it is tee shirt style she can wear it to school. What????.... she expects me to finish this so she can wear it this school year. So a dropped sleeve tee it will be, and I am making fairly good progress on it. She doesn't even mind being measured frequently so I can get the neckline and shoulders right. Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed that I will have enough to finish it as a tee.

I finished the baby socks to match the little dress I designed. These are knit in the Katia Mississippi 3, as is the dress. I was thinking of giving this little outfit to the driving daughter to gift to her Japanese teacher, she is expecting in June, but my niece has other ideas. She would like me to save it for her, "for when she starts a family". Since niece E is only 19 and in college, I am hoping that will be awhile. She also suggested "I might want to design a few more" : ) And this is the girl who has repeatedly stated she wants NO children. My sister let me borrow her Lee Middleton doll to model the ensemble. These are life like, newborn proportionate dolls. I didn't think about it having cloth arms and body or I would have tried to find a little shirt. It is a perfect fit for a newborn to 3 months size. I am sure my sister's neighbors were wondering what I was doing with that baby. Esp when I was in the flower bed with it and trying to get it to keep its head up. It really does look pretty real from a distance. She slept right through the ordeal and was not harmed : )







Well, I believe that is all for today. I will leave you with yet another picture of Springtime beauty from my flower bed. Have a great week!!

15 comments:

Karen said...

That will be so nice for her to wear (you better hurry before she grows again). Love the baby socks and the dress is adorable on the "baby". You grow pretty flowers too.

Hattie said...

Pretty!

I got one of those dolls for my daughter. They are very cute and cuddly too.

Janice said...

The tee will be perfect! And the baby dress is so adorable. My niece is expecting a little girl and I am pondering what to knit for her. Are you going to be selling your dress pattern? It's adorable! Sure wish you were flinging........

Allison said...

I just love that little dress and those socks. Sooooo cute! I can't wait to see the T!

Sheila said...

The socks and dress are really cute. And it looks like you have some really nice Spring weather.

Diane said...

Great idea for finishing your project. Hopefully she won't outgrow it before you finish. They grow taller and we grow wider .... somehow that's just sooo wrong.

hakucho said...

Good thinking making a t-shirt sweater. I bet your daughter will love it.

Your baby did very well modeling for you. It sure is a cute outfit...I love the socks :)

Kathy said...

What an incredible sweater and boots outfit. I am so impressed Monica. WOW.

I have this image of you with the doll in the flower bed and it is pretty hysterical. The old what do the neighbors think logic is so out of our knitblog realm huh? we appreicate your herculine efforts!

Jknits said...

The booties are so cute - what a great ensemble. Good luck with your the t-shirt. How great that she wants it for school

Caroline said...

That baby dress is soooo darling. Are you going to publish the pattern? Of course, I'm in love with the little socks too.

Sue said...

That little dress is just beautiful! And I love the matching socks.

gypsyknits said...

Okay, Now you know for a fact that people (and this includes one's children)think you can knit something overnight:) It is nice that we have kids who like us to knit for them and they will actually wear the handknits:)

The socks are adorable and that baby was very good during her photography session:)
Now get to that t-shirt knitting.....LOL

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh!! That baby dres is way too cute!! I love it!! You are just sooooo talented!!
Hugs--
Cindy

Jane said...

Precious dress and now matching socks! How adorable...

Alisha said...

Love the little dress......baby doll not so much. Baby dolls are darn creepy!