My current work in progress:

Kenmare, by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softknit Cotton, using 4mm and 4.5mm needles.

A Break From Cables

I’m not actually taking a break from cables. I finished the front and am knitting along on the back of my Chloe sweater. See?

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But I was working on something else at the same time: Valentine dresses for Dottie and Inga!

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They were so excited when they saw them that they insisted on putting them on immediately, even though I pointed out that it was not yet February.

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They look pretty pleased with themselves, don’t they?

The dresses were knit from Julie Williams’ Seasonal Dresses pattern and I used “Solid Series” fingering weight yarn from The Loopy Ewe. I worked on these exclusively during my lunch break at work.

I used the same two colors for each dress but reversed them. Because Inga has a very fair complexion, she thinks that the pink dress flatters her best. And Dottie, with her olive complexion, looks lovely in the ivory dress.

I’m not sure I can keep up the pace of knitting them new dresses every month, but this was sure fun!

Loki always knows how to pace himself.

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Comments

  1. Those little dresses are soooo cute! I admire your colorwork!
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  2. Hysterical! You just brightened up my day!

  3. Great cat picture!! I love it when they sleep like that.

  4. *tummyskritch*

  5. Love the knitting but I must admit that I look for a pic of Loki each time. Talk about a totally laid back kitty. I get a giggle out of each pic.

  6. Your honey bunnies are so very darling
    Especially in their holiday dresses.
    Hugs ‘n Smiles
    Gerry
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  7. I understand that the bunnies are knit of Aran weight yarn, but do you think that the dresses could be made on a standard knitting machine?

  8. Alice in Richmond says:

    I can hear you reading this post. Made me actually LOL.

    Inga and Dottie are beyond cute. As is Loki of course.

  9. I loved your little cotton bunnies so much that I purchased the pattern. It has taken me almost a week to knit the bunny, unlike your speed of 2 days (oh, how I wish I could knit that fast). I am just beginning the dress but now that I see your Valentine dresses, I just may have to purchase them too. I did purchase the Piebald Boy pattern. These little bunnies are so much fun to knit and I love yours! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  10. Katherine says:

    that is too funny – I guess I will have to make some bunnies, too, because you are having so much fun! Happy knitting!

  11. Kathleen Kennedy says:

    These look amazingly like the Bunnies from ‘Little Cotton Rabbits’. I love her stuff and love your version, also ♡

  12. Thanks for making me smile! Charming dresses (and blog posting!).

  13. Charlotte says:

    Beautiful work, as always. Inga & Dotty + their new dresses are adorable.

  14. Mary Lou Keenan says:

    Adorable! I love fair isle and these dresses are gorgeous!

  15. Oh the little toe-pads! Your bunnies are adorable, too.
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