Happy Wednesday, everyone!!  I am taking a quick breather today (a very, very full day!) to share this little update.  I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had much time to knit.  I miss my sweet knitting friends (hi ladies!) and look forward to things settling down soon.  In the meanwhile, I did get a few stolen moments over the weekend to work on my latest project for Olive: this lilac twirl dress.


The pattern is called the Lilly Rose Dress and can be found on Ravelry HERE.  I love the retro look of the round yoke, the lacework details and of course, the full skirt that is perfect for twirling!  For this special dress, I decided to use the Ella Rae Lace Merino DK yarn.  It has the beautiful variegated colors and luxurious merino fibers that you find in their lace-weight yarns, but in a perfectly squishy DK weight that is great for children’s items.  Did I mention it is superwash (machine wash on cold — yay!)??

The colorway I selected (#102 – lavender) is in a soothing palette of lilac, lavender, soft mauve and watery blues.  It’s working up quite beautifully and I am excited to see this dress come to life!

Children’s knits always work up quickly but I have to say, rounds of 220 stitches for the skirt (just started in the photo above) are really making it feel like forever.  😉  I know I’m just being impatient because it’s turning out so darling, I can’t wait to see Olive in it!  I hope to have this frock finished in the next couple of weeks and of course I will share photos of Olive modeling it then!

Enjoy the rest of your day; chat soon!

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Comments (4)

  1. Rhiannon: May 22, 2013

    You are SUCH a good Mom. Olive is so lucky to have you 🙂 xoxo

  2. Alee: May 23, 2013

    OH GEE YOUR BABY GIRL IS SOOO CUTE!!!!!! :)))))) LOVE HER SMILE AND I LOVE YOUR BLOG! ITS SO FRESH! Im following you now via bloglovin, do follow my blog if you like to stand a chance to win ASOS GIVEAWAY @ http://aleejustsaid.blogspot.sg/2013/05/blog-post.html


  3. myra :: twigs & honey: May 24, 2013

    So sweet! I love the color!! lucky Olive!!

  4. Michelle | Gold-hearted: May 27, 2013

    That is SO darling. She is going to look adorable in it! The colors are perfection, Angel!

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