Tuesday, September 4, 2012

21,618 Stitches of Love


I've made this pattern once before... in hopes... of a tiny granddaughter.


This time, each of the 21,618 stitches were crafted especially for a Little Lady on the way...


I enjoy knitting love and hope and blessings and prayers into a garment... and this one brims over with those.


The pattern is the Clara Dress by Karin Vestergaard.  The yarn is Madelinetosh Light, color - iceberg.


Of course, then there needed to be shoes...


I hope you dance, dear granddaughter of mine...

Love, Noni

64 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, so sweet!!!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Beautiful - absolutely beautiful!~ Love the shoes. And so very happy you are back. You always make me smile, so it is for selfish reasons I love your blog.

Stephanie V said...

Oh, Tanna. She will dance in those slippers. And many others. How beautiful that dress is. I'm so glad that knitted dresses are coming back for baby girls. They're even prettier now than when mine was wearing them.

jean said...

I am gasping in awe as I type this. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

From the Kitchen said...

I remember when you made that precious little dress. It was ivory wasn't it? I love the color and the shoes are just wonderful. I hope she will pose in both for a photo you can share with us.

Best,
Bonnie

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww the shoes are so sweet and the dress is adorable. She will look like a little doll all dressed up in these.

You are an awesome knitter. Every stitch is perfect. Wow. I bow my knitting needles down to you ma'am.

I love the color of this yarn, too. So lovely.

Blessings to you always

Donna said...

Ah. Her first knitted gift from her Noni! It is stunning, but what else would it be.
Knitting in the prayers and hopes and dreams - priceless.
I want to knit a prayer shawl. I bought a book. Don't know where to start....maybe with praying, huh? :-)

Love those little flower buttons....love buttons in general, but love those especially!
How lucky is this baby girl?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, how sweet!

It's Just Dottie said...

Your post made me smile. So very sweet. Hugs, Dottie

Tanja said...

Tanna, sorry for too much words, it is a translation from russian of not my poem, but i like it so...

I'll knit for you life
Of fluffy mohair yarn.
I will knit for you life,
Do not lie any single loop.
I will knit for you life,
Where a pattern is from the field of prayers,
wishes for happiness,
In light of my love.
I'll knit for you life
Of funy melange yarn.

I'll knit for you life
And then give it to you from the bottom of my heart.
Where from I am taking the yarn?
Nobody ever admit:
To knit for you life,
I secretly unknit my.

Shug said...

I see lots of knitting in your future. I know that this granddaughter will always be decked out in the most precious outfits a grandmother could possibly make.
I'm thrilled for all of you, to have this baby girl on the way.

Gorgeous!

Shug

Christine said...

This post is brimming over with LOVE! One very blessed grand daughter (and grandma).

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

This gift Tanna is such a SPECIAL, SPECIAL gift! My Nana knit beautiful things for my children and although I save them for THEM to pass along to THEIR children I will even then have trouble passing them along to them!!! They are so very precious!!!

Deb said...

can't wait to see photos of her in it...there has to be matching shoes....

Laura said...

You are an amazing knitter!! These are fit for a princess. Wishing all of you happiness and much love!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such wonderful news, Tanna! Congratulations! The mint green dress you knitted is exquisite!

My daughter will find out what her baby will be by sonogram at the end of this month...a very exciting moment!

Kelly said...

I can just hear all of the oohs and ahhs that precious outfit is going to receive once it's given! That is so beautiful and I'm sure will be a forever keepsake even after it's outgrown. You are one talented lady to be able to make that!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That is it....I am not coming here without Kleenex from now on!!!!!!!! Of course the tears fighting their way to the surface is for praise.

This is just adorable..just soooooooooooooo precious, and graced by her grandmother's hands and prayers...oh those little feet, prayed over...how awesome!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh my goodness... that is the sweetest thing ever. And those shoes... adorable!! What a precious treasure made with love!

Jen Price said...

Such a beautiful and delicate dress! Love the shoes, too. Congrats on a granddaughter!

podso said...

What a delighful dish of eye candy this morning. I love the color, the sweet buttons and all the love that went into every stitch. Someday when she is much, much older, I can see her taking this sweet dress out tissue paper and proudly passing it on to her granddaughter. It will be part of her story. :-)

Kerin said...

Good Morning Tanna...
you amaze me! What a beautiful little dress and booties!

This new little granddaughter of yours is going to be the best dressed baby in the city, and certainly the most loved :)

You bless your family with your talents, and most certainly, with your love.

*smile
K.

Judy S. said...

Beautiful! And she will look so sweet wearing it. Love the shoes too. That pattern is in my stash somewhere; gotta find it!

Marie said...

Love the dress and shoes! I had wondered what you had on your needles. I would really like to try this one sometime. I looked for the pattern alone and did not find it. There is going to be one lucky little girl that wears this!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh Tanna the shoes are exquisite. Congratulations on the darling girl! I know you will be the perfect grandmother to this sweet baby...blessings to you and yours.

Tammy said...

So, so, so, so sweet. Love that pretty aqua color. Congrats on baby girl to be. Best wishes, Tammy

Tammy said...

oops ... baby girl who is already. :)

Wanda said...

Melt my heart... this so so adorable. What a special grandma you are.

We just welcomed a brand new great, great nephew into our family. Is there any gift sweeter than a new life?

Sending love.

Katherine said...

I love this! What a special post. I LOVED the previous post of pictures of your sweet grandbaby. She is an absolute doll and Zack looks so in love! Such beautiful pictures! Congrats to you! Praying for you guys!

Cindy said...

The Clara Dress is darling! And the shoes are dorable. How wonderful that you have a grand daughter on the way!!! After two precious grandsons, a little grand daughter will be the icing on the cake.
You do such lovely work, I'm so envious, I have tried many times to knit and crochet, both with terrible results.
Hugs, Cindy

Debbie said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh...That's beautiful! And congratulations, Dear Tanna. I know that every stitch was covered in prayer and blessed. When is she due to arrive?

Chatty Crone said...

That is my favorite color. How beautiful that is - so precious - and what a gift from the heart and hands.

Amanda said...

I sure hope you manage to get a photoshoot of her in this dress so that you can have a follow-up post. =)

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

The little miss will look so cute in the little dress :) she is so sweet and looks just like her papa in the face :) Sweet little smiles that girl has..... Love you Aunt Tanna and pass on some hugs and love to uncle evan :) xoxoxox

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, that is gorgeous! And that baby is, too!

Mary said...

What wonderful news, Tanna. What a lovely welcome you have prepared for your first granddaughter. I am thrilled for all of you. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

vicki said...

Oh Tanna- this little dress takes my breath away-- it is perfectly angelic. I love love love the beautiful color-- and the design is stunning. I think you may have just created your masterpiece--- and the little shoes are simply precious. She will be beautiful wearing this heirloom--

Well done !!

Vicki

Dana said...

What a precious precious gift. I know her parents must treasure it. I hope you will post pictures of her in it!

steph said...

Your Clara is just beautiful!!!! I ordered Clara in a kit form several years ago----but the color was rather odd (sort of a green that only a red-headed baby could pull off!!!) I'm still waiting for that child; but I loved making the dress. (21,618 stitches!!! yikes!) The little booties are adorable. What a lucky baby. (What a lucky granny!!)

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a beautiful work of love. I hope all is well dear friend. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Stitchfork said...

Adorable, just adorable!
xo Cathy

nanny said...

Another work of art made by your loving hands! Sure hope we get to see her model this one!

Mary said...

Tanna, I'm just jumping in to say hello. I've missed your visits. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

This is absolutely adorable. Very nice work!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I am stopping by to say hello and hope that all is well.
Blessings dear friend. Catherine xo

Debbie said...

I've been called away from blog land and computers in general this month to power through a family trial. Imagine my utter joy to open your blog and then click to the previous post and see your beautiful new granddaughter.

I'm sorry to be so late with my heart felt congratulations. I just love your news, and I can literally feel your joy just by reading.

You, Tanna, are a grandmother most highly blessed.

Jerry said...

Love, hope, blessings and Prayers. That is a truly powerful combination. No wonder that you have such a fabulous talent too!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I am dropping by to say hello and let you know I am thinking of you. I hope all is well. You are in my prayers. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Shug said...

Just dropping by to say hey. Hope all is well...
Blessings,
Shug

Jerry said...

Haven't heard from you for a while, hope all's ok?

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I miss you Ms. Tanna. A whole month without a word! Hope you are having a wonderful time and all is well. Give us a post soon GF!

no spring chicken said...

Oh, congratulations! You step away from Blogland for a couple of months and look what happens. She's absolutely gorgeous (as is the dress)!!

Blessings, Debbie

Aussie Maria said...

Found your blog via Ravelry and your beautiful projects there.
You have expressed my thoughts while knitting a recent project, Bloom. Can't wait to see my little one now!!

Annmarie Pipa said...

gorgeous! lucky baby girl!!

mobin said...

This is attractive picture. also natural. go on with and give us more and more.
Beautiful traveling places

Pondside said...

What a beautiful gift - fit for a Princess.
I hope you are well, and just busy these days.....

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Thinking of you, Tanna! Hope you are doing well! ♥

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, hope all is well. You are missed in blog land.

Betsy Brock said...

Just stopping by to say I miss you! Hope you are doing well!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Where you been girl? Do you know how much you are missed? Let us know you are doing well and having so much fun!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hope all is well Tanna! Thinking about you!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Tanna:

You are so talented, love the knitted shoes and little dress....so adorable!!

Mimi said...

Beautifully written. (And beautifully knitted.) Lucky little girl to have you in her life.

USS Crafty said...

So beautiful. I love the color.

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