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« on: June 28, 2011 05:58:52 PM »



I made this dress for my little grandniece Cauliflower (I actually call her that - it's a pun on her name). It's a size 3/4.

This is a DROPS pattern, which is available for free here:

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=b18&d_id=13&lang=us

I made this dress exactly as the pattern called for, which is rare for me. Then, when I had quite a bit of yarn left over, I whipped up a matching accessory by adapting a basic pattern and some of the patterning from the larger item. I often do this, especially when knitting for little girls. They love to get a little purse or hat that matches their dress or sweater! I would have liked the hat better if I could have done the top of it in the light blue, but there wasnt enough of it left so I used another colour.

I didnt make the pattern in a pink/purple/cream colourway as the pattern shows because my niece (my grand-nieces mother) loves pink so much she swamps her little girl in it. Pink bedroom, all pink clothes, pink toys, etc. So, at least until Cauliflower gets old enough to express a preference of her own for pink, I wont make or buy her anything pink, as I think the kid needs an occasional break from it.
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011 07:00:03 PM »

Gorgeous work! I'd love to see her in it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011 07:54:23 PM »

that's amazing - I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011 08:22:33 PM »

That's absolutely beautiful. I love your colour choice.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011 04:48:21 AM »

wow, you are an amazing knitter. I am sure she'll look gorgeous in her new dress.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011 08:35:09 PM »

AMAZING!!! This is really incredible work. I'm sure it will be treasured for years to come.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011 06:41:17 AM »

It is beautiful! Very pretty.

I sometimes call mr trekky - mon choufleur! Though I'm not sure he would suit this dress   Cheesy
Somehow I have decided that the french for cauliflower is more romantic Smiley
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