Handspun Baby Dress
Ah, well, I'm back from our trip to Vancouver. What a nice city! Apart from the weather (snowy and cold) and the puking on the tiny commuter plane (thanks baby and turbulence), it was a really nice trip. My papers for the professional conference went very well, we ate a ton of great food, and had a relaxing time together.
I finished knitting this little baby dress (the pattern is the Amelie Dress from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding). I knit the second largest size, and only modified the colors. I knit the edgings in the contrasting cream, omitted the stripe, and didn't add little flower thingies.
I met up with Cordelia and her lovely little girl Anna in Vancouver, and we had lunch at the market on Granville Island. I picked up these handcarved buttons there at a little shop we stopped at.
I already started knitting a little stripey crew neck sweater from the same book, also in handspun yarn. This baby sure is the best handspun stash-buster of all time!
The main yarn is a combination of two handdyed rovings, one that Angela on Fair Isle dyed and sent me in a secret pal swap, the other one that I picked up at a local fiber festival. I plied the two singles together, and ended up with a yarn I liked, but had no idea how it would knit up. I think it turned out really well in the finished dress!
Subtle striping, yet random. The small size of the dress makes the stripes a bit wider, too. Yet another reason to keep knitting up the handspun yarn.