Friday, June 11, 2010

The Clara Dress



Recently, I saw this precious little dress on French Press Knits blog.  I followed the link straight to the place to order one for myself.  Do I have a little granddaughter to knit for?  No.  But, I ordered it and it arrived just a few days later... pattern and tiny, soft alpaca and wool yarn.


It is so dainty and a teensy bit elegant.


I think I'm starting a hope chest... again... =)  Hint.  Hint.  Hint. 

27 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

That is a beautiful dress! I had to smile since, I too, have a "hope" chest. Both boys are married but fairly recently so I'm hoping!

Also hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

kim said...

Tanna, that is too cute. I need three of them for my two granddaughters and the new one coming.

Amanda said...

Now I see why you wanted me to come read the post. So that you could drop the hint. LOL!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

That is ADORABLE! I don't think I'll start a hope chest JUST yet...my boys are 5 to 12 years old! lol (and yes, I'd rather wait on them than have another one! lol)

That dress is still just precious!

Diana said...

So precious!!!

California Girl said...

Ahhh, so that's what grandmothers do...a hope chest! That is a beautiful dress and enough to light a fire under you, I am sure. But your daughter just had Little Man! Course, mine were 14 mos apart and it wasn't planned but it WAS better to get it over with...or "git 'er dun" as old whats-his-name says.

Lauri said...

Oh so sweet and precious! Here's hopin'... (wink wink) :-)

Terri Smith said...

Dearest Tanna..this is absolutely the sweetest dress. Loved how you started a Hope Chest for another precious grandbaby. Now why didn't I think of that? I've been begging for a couple of years now.

Thanks for popping in over at my place. I've been busy doing some upgrades to my site as well as building some new creations behind the scenes. I can't wait to share them with you.

I've stepped away from the easel for a bit to concentrate on glasswork. Took a stained-glass course a few months past..primarily to learn to solder. And sister..I've simply lost my mind with it. I'd solder 24 hours a day if I could. Ha ha

Oh..and before I forget, Blogger has been giving me some fits too. You mentioned your updates not cooperating. I too have had some technical difficulties. I'm just glad you continued to drop by through it all. God sure blessed me with a dear friend when He sent you my way. :)

Here's hoping you and everyone you love, have an exceptionally beautiful weekend!

Joy, Blessings, & Pure Sunshine, Terri

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Love it!
That is quite a challenge~ a nice tidy summer project.

Darlene said...

It IS a gorgeous dress!!!!

Laine said...

Oh my, that's PRECIOUS!!

MandG said...

That actually looks a lot like the christening gown my brother and I wore - 40+ years ago!

Mary Lou said...

That is the sweetest dress I have ever seen. I knit but don't have a wee one to knit for now. I do make sweet little hats for baby gifts sometimes.
I read your last few posts and enjoyed them. I just love Little Man. He is precious..Yes, you say!
Love the rain boots too.
Thanks for your comment today. The new design template has been a bit challenging but I like the look so far.
take care.

Christine said...

The dress is precious and the way you displayed it, doubled the pleasure of looking at it.

I see Amanda got your hint.

Betsy said...

that is gorgeous! :)

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...
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Solar Powered said...

that is stunning. loved the hint. Nanny was not so subtle. Came right out this time and said "time to start on the next one". love your new look!

p.s. I'm mortified that I came across the the thank you note that I had thought was mailed weeks ago. Please forgive me. I'll send it with your sweet daughter and grandson next week.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Okay Noni- so why didn't you order this about lets see 5 years ago? It would have looked so cute on Sophie..:) I can't wait to see how it looks when you are done.
tammy

linda said...

Beautiful! You described it perfectly, dainty and elegant!

Jill said...

GORGEOUS!
My grandmother knits (now 95 years old) she has made MANY treasures like this over the years. My favorite looks JUST LIKE this pattern and she did it in a soft baby blue to match my Emma's eyes. I will keep it forever! I hope someday...I will have a sweet grand daughter to pass it on to...I bet you will too...

nanny said...

Oh Noni, that dress is simply beautiful....I can't believe you bought it....good for you!
Was the hint well received? ha
Such a wonderful start for your hope chest.
I love, love your new look! Did you design it? If so will you make one for me? Seriously!

Vickie said...

haha! love the hint-hint!

This is beautiful and delicate and ever so girl-baby!

Have a wonderful week, Noni!

Carol............. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Perfect for a special baby girl!

Katherine said...

That is an adorable dress, and I love the hinting! I am hoping for baby #2 as well. (wink, wink)!

Pamela said...

That lil' dress is adorable!!!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That dress is adorable! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you have a little granddaughter to wear it one day.

Deb said...

Amanda are you listening???such a cute little dress...I'm lucky I have a grandson due any day...and my daughters best friend is expecting a little girl about a month from now...so I will get to hug both...

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