Summer Knitted Girl Blouse by The World’s Slowest Knitter

Summer knitted girl blouse by the world's slowest knitter: my daughter turned 6 two months ago (memory getting worse), i started this when she was still 3.
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.

Summer knitted girl blouse by the world's slowest knitter: my daughter turned 6 two months ago (memory getting worse), i started this when she was still 3.

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.

Summer knitted girl blouse by the world's slowest knitter: my daughter turned 6 two months ago (memory getting worse), i started this when she was still 3.
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.

Summer knitted girl blouse by the world's slowest knitter: my daughter turned 6 two months ago (memory getting worse), i started this when she was still 3.

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.

Aunt Clara

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6 Comments

  1. Lana Mango, both the top and the dress are so pretty. Great job !

  2. Is there no end to your talents??? Little Mango is lucky to have so many beautiful things made with so much love.

  3. Lana Mango says:

    Ah, the boyfriend sweater. Such a cliche (guilty as charged, but in my defense, I was young and stupid).

  4. Lana Mango says:

    Oh, battle we will, my dear! But, can we do it later? I have something else to do now.

  5. You knit too?!?! I am totally impressed. I think I only finished one sweater in my entire life. For a college boyfriend. I am the exact same way. Start a project. Come up with another idea. Stop project. Start another. Rinse and repeat!Your top and dress are sooooo sweet!

  6. Sorry Lana Mango, but I'm going to have to fight you for the crown of Queen of Procrastination! It is a long-serving family tradition of ours (no joke really!)This year blogging has inspired me to be the most motivated and productive I have been for years.. well ever in fact!I love that top and dress (I bet Little Mango is loving the pink too), the clips match perfectly and are super-cute. It seems you and I are aligned this week on the procrastination front and the hair clips front..

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