Saturday, July 13, 2013

FO: Sproutlette

Hi everyone - if you are still there,

The year started with many posts and then suddently, almost three months passed until today...  A few have asked if I was okay and if I was still knitting.  The answer to both questions is yes.  Many thanks for asking!

It is true though that I have been knitting less lately.  I could say it's because of spring and summer but quite frankly, we did not have much of a spring or summer until late June.  Now that summer has started though, it is very sunny and hot.  Wonderful!

Speaking of wonderful, I finished a project last week and it arrived to destination this week.  I will not spoil the surprise in case some of you read both our blogs and it is so recent that she did not make the announcement yet!

The FO is Sproutlette by Tanis Lavallée.  When I saw this little dress, I was immediately charmed!

Needles:  US 3 - 3.25 mm.
Color: 20112
Start to finish: April 2013 - June 2013.
For: Little baby girl.
Notes: I modified the leaves at the bottom and the edge of the sleeves
since I was running out of yarn.  For the edge of the dress, I skipped
rows 18-19 and 22-23.  For the sleeves, I (k1, p1, k1) in the double
yo. With these modifications, I was left with only a few inches of yarn!
A few more pictures:

 I thought a lady bug button would make a nice touch for a baby dress!

All in all, the pattern is well written!  I did not enjoy the scalloped eyelet cast off I must say... :(  I guess I still knit too tight for this kind of technique!

Finally, I wish a lot of happiness to this little girl and her family!  A cute little girl like her will bring a lot of joy all around her I'm sure!  And she may be a future knitter as well :-)

Have a great summer everyone - but I hope to be back before it ends!