Jun 6, 2007

And Then There Were Two

Also posted at A Little Loopy.

Well, I committed myself to working solely on the Peanut Dresses, and much as I'm itching to knit something for myself, like a summery cami or tank, it seems that my one (project) track mind is paying off. PD2 is done! Well, mostly done. Both dresses still remain sans straps at the top and embroidery. Knitting PD2 was so much easier, since I already had the pattern instructions written down from the trial and error stages of the PD1 process.

And let me tell you, there were repeated attempts, various trials, and numerous errors. I lost count of how many times I ripped back poor PD1. But, PD2 is all the better for it. Yay for copious note-taking! I must admit-they look pretty cute together!

Next, I need to figure out what I want to do about the spaghetti strap ties for the top. Initially, I thought of attaching crochet chains, but on second thought, I fear those wouldn't be sturdy enough. I'm going to have to sit down and play around, methinks, and see what I can come up with.

My biggest concern at this point, aside from how to handle the ties, oh- and how the embroidered details will turn out (my embroidery skills are rather rusty), is how they will fit on real life Peanut bodies. But, after spending some time with the real life Peanuts at a picnic over the weekend, my estimation is that I think they should fit just fine. *fingers crossed*

Then again, maybe if I just give them enough paper napkins to hold their attention, they won't care how the dresses fit...

7 comments:

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Adorable! What a wonderful first design - I love how these are turning out!!!

SwetPMnkyGrl said...

They are adorable. I hear you on the ripping out and doing it over and over again. But it is worth it to get the look that you want so that they look awesome on your lil' Peanuts ;-)

Trent and Melissa said...

I would think I-cord for the ties. Sturdier and neater-looking!

They are too cute - the peanuts and the peanut dresses.

Joanna said...

I cannot get over how cute the Peanuts are. I'm sure your dresses will look great on them! For the ties, maybe you could do a crochet chain and add a row of single crochet to make it a little thicker?

Susie Cupcakes said...

Those look great! Can't wait to see them modeled on the Peanuts!

Sally said...

I can't wait to see the finished Peanut Dresses - the peeks you gave us so far are divine. And, truth be told, you could dress the Peanuts in trash bags, and they would still be two of the cutest little girls on the planet. :o)

Ruinwen said...

I love how adorable your dresses are and the peanuts! I too vote I-cord for the ties. It is very sturdy.