I have mentioned before how I can come up with things faster than my attention span can cope with. After all, I am the person that finished this year a top for my daughter that I started more than two decades before she was conceived.
I am the Queen of Procrastination!
Little Mango, my daughter turned
6 5 two months ago (memory getting worse), I started this when she was still 3. When I stopped, a few rows to the end, the knitted top was all the way down to her hips. I know, I know, it’s her fault for growing up so fast.
She’s wearing the strapless top on top of a dress I made for her. The two pieces can be worn independently. For reasons I cannot yet understand it was very hard to get the exact colors on picture. The photo above is the closet I could get.
The top is a 2k 2p elastic tube on top (with an elastic band encased in it, followed by 1k 1p, followed by a lace pattern from a book I have somewhere. I used circular needles, so the top would be completely seamless. The yarn is a very thin variegated cotton in two shades of pink. The flower is crocheted, with a pink button and a layer of the polka dot fabric.
The dress is from half a yard of pink polka dot fabric from a lot I bought on eBay years ago. It’s a very soft and fresh cotton.
The dress was not difficult at all, and I finally got an invisible zipper I can live with. Invisible zippers had always been my bane.
And there is where the hair clips fitted in.
I don’t think she’ll be wearing the top with the dress that much, unless she chooses to. She’s at that age where she wants to choose her own clothes (with hilarious results some times). But the knitted top would be too warn to wear layered at this time of the year.
How about you, do you have any projects in your to-do basket that you never seem to finish? Come join the club.