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12-22-2006, 08:56 AM
The baby dress for my granddaughter is done - finally! It will be her Christmas present. The pattern was Judy Lamb's Baby Dress / Christening Gown (http://www.geocities.com/jewedyknit/babydress.htm) and I knit it in Jaeger Sienna (Lavender). It was very challenging, and there are lots of little mistakes in it, but the pattern is so busy that I doubt anyone will ever notice!

I also finished my mother's Christmas present - The Column of Leaves (http://brookenelson.com/leafscarfpattern.html)scarf in Cascade Quattro. Blocking made a HUGE difference with this scarf - I wish I had taken a picture of it before blocking for comparison.

12-22-2006, 09:22 AM

Heirlooms, both.

Your granddaughter and your mom are very lucky individuals!

WOW :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:


12-22-2006, 09:43 AM
Just superb and quite beautiful :cheering:

12-22-2006, 09:46 AM
Very Pretty! I love lace work! :heart:

12-22-2006, 09:55 AM
When I first looked I thought the scarf was great but then when I scrolled down and saw that dress....AMAZING!

12-22-2006, 10:07 AM
Both of those are beautiful!

12-22-2006, 10:52 AM
Gorgeous--that little dress is adorable!

12-22-2006, 11:18 AM
I love it :heart:

12-22-2006, 11:38 AM
Just perfect and pretty - I love lace!
Great job!

12-22-2006, 11:42 AM
They will both be a treasure!

12-22-2006, 11:45 AM
Wow, what beautiful work! :cheering: :cheering:

12-22-2006, 12:55 PM
very very purty, you should be proud (even if there are a few oops')

Jan in CA
12-22-2006, 01:33 PM
Those are beautiful! That dress will certainly become an heirloom!

12-22-2006, 03:24 PM
Those are both just gorgeous.
In fact I like them so much that I just started knitting the scarf! hehe, I'm two repeats in and of course I keep getting lost cuz i don't know how to read a chart and I lose my place in the written directions. Heheheh.. :roflhard:

The dress is just lovely too.

nadja la claire
12-22-2006, 03:46 PM
They are beautiful :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: The baby dress is wonderful and the scarf is just FAB-U-LOUS. I love the Column of Leaves pattern and you're absolutly right, blocking is key in this pattern. Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nadja xxx

12-22-2006, 07:15 PM
FYI - the column of leaves pattern threw me for a loop when I first started it too - I ripped it out and started over about 5 times before I realized that the stitch count alternates between 39 and 41 on alternate rows - I kept thinking I was adding stitches!

12-22-2006, 10:18 PM
Wow, that dress is stunning!! Great job, beautiful work!

12-26-2006, 04:08 PM
I saw your post and decided to try it yesterday after all the holiday festives. I ended up starting and frogging about three times because I either had too many stitches or not enough. I noticed you said you ended up with 41 on some rows and that it works out fine in the pattern. How often do you end up with extra stitches? I wanted to try again and see how it goes.

Any suggestions to help me get it started and knitted up?

P.S. Love the dress also!

12-26-2006, 04:33 PM
The number of stitches alternates on odd and even rows. If I remember correctly, you end up with 41 stitches at the end of the odd rows and 39 stitches at the end of the even rows. (or vice versa!) And I counted every row for quite a few repeats of the pattern before I could tell when I was off without counting.

I also divided the rows into sections to keep me from losing my place. Every even rows starts and ends with the same 7 or 8 stitches, and the same for the odd rows. Once I got rid of thinking about those, the pattern was easier to see.....the middle parts of each row start with descending stitch counts (i.e row 1 starts with K7, rows 2 starts with P6, all the way down to row 8 which starts with no purl stitch) It's pretty easy to count those stitches on the last row to see where you left off. There's also a middle stitch on every row that is either a P1 for odd rows or a K1 on the even rows that will help you make sure you are in the right place during a row.

The other tricky thing is the first pattern row - where you ...yo, k1, yo, p1, yo, k1, yo...it took me a while to figure out that you have to do some funky wrapping when you YO betwen a K and P stitch. Once I figured that out I was pretty well out of the woods. But it took me about 20 repeats of the pattern before I had it memorized and could work without constantly referring to the pattern!

That was probably more than you actually wanted to know! But I hope it helps!

12-26-2006, 08:20 PM
Omigosh. Wonderful! :notworthy:

12-27-2006, 11:24 AM

Thanks that was very helpful! I can't wait to get started again on it!

12-27-2006, 12:12 PM
these are such gorgeous objects!!!!!!!! great job!

12-27-2006, 03:16 PM
Sooooo pretty!

12-27-2006, 05:54 PM

WOW - both such gorgeous gifts!! How well were they received? I hope you got BIG hugs and kisses!

12-28-2006, 08:46 PM
OMG those are so beautiful!!!

12-28-2006, 11:46 PM
Those are just stunning! You are fabulous at knitting lace, just amazing!!!

01-07-2007, 11:59 AM
Those are just beautiful!!!

01-07-2007, 12:47 PM
Wow! Those are stunning! :heart:

01-07-2007, 03:17 PM
The baby dress just leaves me speechless. I can just imagine that precious bundle in it. Elegant scarf, too.

01-07-2007, 06:20 PM
Those are lovely and lacy. :heart:

01-08-2007, 07:39 AM
Here is my granddaughter modeling her new dress - it's still a little big, but hopefully will fit by Easter!

mrs desert rain
01-08-2007, 08:33 AM
what a cutie! it looks great! :cheering: