Elsie’s Birthday Dress – Part 1

My niece, Elsie, will be a year old on May 6th and instead of taking a year to prepare for the perfect first birthday gift, I’ve come up with the best thing at the 11th hour. I won’t spend any of that time hemming or hawing about why I feel like I must torture myself like this, blah, blah, blah – I will just accept what is and move forward with my crazed plan. I found the perfect little baby dress pattern on Ravelry this morning.  That leaves me 9 days until her birthday, but don’t forget I need time for shipping it to Vermont, where she lives. I discovered that I didn’t have appropriate yarn for the project in my many, many stashes of yarn around the house, which is unbelievable but true. I had plenty of pretty sock yarns, but none that I had 2 skeins of that were also Superwash. So what did I do? I decided to dye my own, which is really cool, but totally eats into my knitting/shipping time. I won’t even go into what will happen if the dye job doesn’t come out the way I need it to…

Anyway, I tossed a couple of undyed skeins of Superwash wool into the pot this morning.

010

Then took a little too long choosing Periwinkle as my color.

020

I let it simmer a little, rinsed it a little, let it dry a little…

024

Isn’t it pretty?!

027

I twisted it up in skeins for the picture but it’s now hanging up outside drying. I’m thinking if I can start the dress tomorrow, I have half a shot at making this happen on time. She is going to be so beautiful in it!

Totally worth my personal anguish.

About these ads

3 responses to “Elsie’s Birthday Dress – Part 1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 38 other followers

%d bloggers like this: