I am sad to say that whatever bug I was fighting off last week, has finally won the battle and begun its attack on my body. :( No fever, but rotten headache, wicked, wicked cough, and a general feeling of *bleh*.
My knitting news is pretty easy to report. I have resisted any new KAL's and have not cast on anything new--but simply worked only on my little Fiona dress for my soon to arrive sweet Rosie. It has been nice to work on such a cheerful little project with such a lighthearted colored yarn during these foggy, dreary days we have been having recently!
If you follow me regularly you might remember I wrote how I began this project with fear and trepidation in my heart due to the clearly worrisome comments left on the pattern's homepage. Well, I must say, that I can see where those comments came from, and I agree that it is a poorly written pattern. But with careful thought, planning and re-reading it over and over, I have managed so far to not have any huge drama with it. A couple of little mistakes which I caught and fixed right away. I do wish I could have figured out how to knit this in the round--but as it stands now, this will be my first seamed garment! I guess it is time I learned how.
Here I am showing you a close up of the lace pattern which runs the length of the dress--pretty simple pattern repeat
And with this shot I backed up a ways so you can see how tiny it is, perched on my window sill. I am making the smallest size and I think it will be perfect for a newborn.
And lastly, I want to share a photo of my pussy willow tree--always the first thing to begin blooming in my yard-and is always a sign that Spring is on its way!
PS: Reading friends--some book reviews up tomorrow