First and foremost, wow.
And hello! Thank you for all of the love on the two parenting posts I shared this week. And welcome many new faces to this space. I'm honored to have you here.
It has been an unprecedented few days over here and I'm tickled to see how many of you are sticking around.
Now then. Back to business!
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Our last hard frost of the season was just two days ago. But yesterday it was in the 80's, so I think Longest Winter I've Ever Imagined is over (goodbye, Narnia!). Therefore I'm making the transition to some seasonally appropriate projects in my sewing room and my knitting basket.
Yes, I am knitting myself a thick cowl neck sweater that I won't wear until January (I hope), but I also cast on and quickly cast off a sweet little summer dress for Lupine.
The yarn came from a thrift store for 69 cents a skein (there were two, which I held double), and the fabric was part a new purchase and part from my stash.
She's crazy about it.
And so am I. There is just something about seeing my kids wearing clothes that I have made for them. Yum. And when she wears the hat with the dress? Squeal! (This she did while we were foraging ramps this week. I'm not sure I could have been happier. Seriously. Mostly because of the foraging, but the mama-made clothes didn't hurt.)
My Ravelry details are over here if you need the pattern for your own quick little dress!
What is your favorite summer-friendly knitting project?
10 thoughts on “A little dress.”
So pretty! I love the colors.
Hello, Mama. Very sweet dress! I am a fairly newish reader, but wanted to say that this space is one of two parenting/crafty/organic living spaces I visit regularly and enjoy thoroughly, the other being SouleMama. Would you please consider getting in touch with her publisher to propose a book deal?? Would love to have your heart-felt wisdom packaged into a sweet, smooth-covered book on my bedside table. 🙂
Adorable!! Oh my she is just growing up so fast! When i first started reading this blog she had just turned three.
So pretty! Love the colours- perfect for warmer weather!
So kind, Laura. Thank you for your words. My book is still on my radar screen, but it seems to be the first thing to get pushed off since it has no deadline. Thank you for the encouragement! I’m on it.
Aaahh. See, I am so new that I did not know that you already have a book in the works. What great news! Forgive my ignorance, and I hope my comment didn’t feel like a push. It will come in its perfect time. Thank you for the reply!
So fun! I love that you didn’t know I was already working on it. And I think Amanda’s publisher would be a great match!
Oh I love the things you make, special style!
So funny as this one is in my queue! Thanks for the motivation 🙂