Friday, October 14, 2011

Irene's Eden

The kids had picture day at school this past week. Irene's day was Wednesday, on the Friday before I decided that I needed to finally knit her Eden dress. I've had the yarn since April and it has just been waiting for me to actually knit it.

Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned and a lot of my time was spent not knitting. On Wednesday morning I was still trying to finish before she went to school. I decided to end the dress at just past her backside. I'd never let her wear it as a dress that short but I had her put on jeans. All together it made such a cute outfit!

I still have plenty of yarn left and I plan to take out the bind off and make it longer. Of course, there are at least 5 other things in line to be knit. Still, now that the dress is in the skirt part it is easy.
The pattern is Eve's Eden by Georgie Hallam. It is the same pattern I used to make the dress for my friend's 1 year old daughter and Irene's birthday top. I love this pattern! Ms. Hallam invented a stitch that she uses in this pattern and in some of her others as well. It is a Kfpsokb, or a knit front pass stitch over knit back. The printed directions made no sense to me but she has a Youtube video (under the name tikki) and this Kfpsokb is actually super easy and makes a sturdy and nice looking join.

The yarn is Berroco Comfort DK. It is 50% super fine nylon and 50% super fine acrylic. I purchased it online at WEBS and I thought it was cotton. I was surprised when it arrived but it is soft and breathable and knits beautifully. Berroco Comfort also comes in a chunky weight and I am tempted to try it. Of course, I'm still on a yarn and pattern buying hiatus.

Irene received many compliments on her hair (she asked that I make her look like Lalaloopsy) and her dress. I had to post these pictures to Facebook since she is just so darn cute. I received many compliments on my adorable daughter and the great dress.

1 comment:

Sassafrass said...

Your daughter looks like she's got some real personality! What a blessing!

Oh, and that dress is mighty cute too! :D