I haven't been doing a lot of intentional knitting lately. I've always got something on the needles, living in whatever bag I grab when running out the door to our co op or bible study, but I haven't really sat down solely to knit in quite a while. With our birthday month keeping me busy, a few family illnesses setting me back and a renewed focus on getting our homeschooling wrapped up before the new baby, knitting has been put firmly on the back burner.
The Mischa dress lived in my diaper bag for a while. I cast on for it while on my weekend getaway last month and worked the yoke, but once I started the skirt (aka the boring part) I tossed it in my bag for mindless knitting when I was out and about.
I pushed to finish it over the weekend, casting off in the van on the way to church Sunday morning. Despite some pooling in the skirt, I think it turned out rather nicely - and hopefully will fit the new baby in the fall.
I love all of Taiga Hiliard's designs and have been thinking of making a baptism dress next. My only struggle is with the idea of spending hours and hours on something I know for certain will be worn exactly once. On the other hand, how wonderful would it be to make my daughter's christening gown? I'm thinking a longer version of the Lizzy dress will work nicely. On a silk/merino blend? Ohmygoodness.
In the few moments I have had to sit down, I've been reaching more for a book. "Pushed" isn't exactly soothing reading for someone about to go to the hospital to deliver a baby, but it has given me all sorts of reminders about delivering in a hospital and just what things I should be on the look out for. It really is an excellent book and I highly recommend it. Just proceed with caution if you are pregnant and prone to anxiety (wait, isn't that most pregnant women?).
Linking up with Ginny over at Small Things.
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