Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I was commissioned by a friend recently to knit something especially for a little bundle of joy about to make their debut into the world. Commissioned. Sounds so profesh. (Someone is actually paying me to knit! I can get used to this...so could my husband).

Commissioned AND given carte blanche. All I knew was that little baby on the way was going to be GIRL. Well, I've got quite a few designs floating around up here in the knit-by-nat noggin just waiting to make their way across the needles and onto some paper. I wanted a guaranteed "Oh My God! Soooo Cute!!" reaction and thought of no better conduit of said reaction than through a tutu.
Complete with lace, ribbon and bead detail, along with a matching ruffled diaper cover.
 Et voila. My favourite finished item to date...one that I am truly proud of.

And when it came down to a title for my little creation I could think of nothing more fitting than the name of the its intended recipient. Welcome to the world, Emma. A princess is born, no doubt.

Pattern: Emma
By: Nataly Alves
Yarn: Patons Bamboo Silk
Colourway: Apricot
Sizes:  3-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 18 mo, 2T, 3T


  1. what a gorgeous little dress!! you did an amazing job.

  2. Wow Nat, that's gorgeous! Can't believe you came up with that yourself. I'm tres impressed.

    p.s. so, when can I commission an item for myself?