In the beginning of September I got an itch to make something absolutely new and not very much seen. Ha. Well, that is how I felt. And so I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to test a knitted pattern. I've never done it before and so it was all new for me.
The pattern is Marple Dress by Taiga Hilliard Designs. Made from the top down and without any seams. My preferred way of knitting as of lately. I also really like round yokes like this. The knit was easy and went without any glitches. My yarn stretched a little after blocking so it turned out longer than I expected it to be. But it only means one thing - K will enjoy it for longer.
K saw me making it and asked if it was for her. When she heard that it was indeed for her, she got so very excited. That is why I made sure I finished it as fast as I could. She'd come up to me and ask again and again if it was still hers. Isn't it the sweetest thing when your kids get excited about something you're making for them? I don't get that excitement anymore as much from E, but A and K are still in my fan club.
Loved doing this test knit and maybe will do some test knits again after the baby is born. I'll be sitting around quite a lot with all that nursing and holding the baby.
Stop by Ravelry if you need more details about this pattern and yarn.