Exterminate!

Exterminate!

from April 8 :)

Sorry I've dropped off the face of blog Earth for two weeks.  I have no great reason for this.  Except that the four-month sleep regression is ruining our lives.  In a bit of good news, quitting dairy is working like gangbusters and baby's weight is shooting up the charts!

I hope I can make up for my absence by sharing my most recently completed projects.  It is something I wanted to make since Veronica was just a twinkle in my eye, and I'm so happy to have it finished.  Please say hello to mummy's little Dalek.

 
I knit this dress for V using Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Marble Heather and Black.  The free pattern comes in a single size, and that size is very short.  To make it fit my Amazon baby, I ended up adding many rows throughout the pattern.  I decided the easiest way to do this would be to create a chart and to do the pattern top-down instead of bottom-up.  I'm so glad I made the changes, because I got a perfect fit.  This is maybe around a size 9 months long (seriously, baby Amazon), and I think we should get a good long use out of it as she grows and it moves from dress to tunic to shirt.
 
 

This was my first time working with bobbles and I thought they were pretty fun.  They sure do eat up yarn, though.  Since I was making this dress so much bigger than called for in the pattern, I had to order more yarn (I ordered this yarn before she was born, expecting her to be a bit more average in size).  I had dye lot issues, so I used one dye lot of grey and black for the skirt (not including borders) and a different dye lot for everything else.  It worked out nicely.  I stranded the black yarn in between the bobbles (apparently some people do them more like intarsia).  I'm just extremely pleased with the entire project!  So I can't believe I didn't get on here sooner to share it. ;)

I've embarked on something new and relatively epic.  I'll share progress photos soon.

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