OK, it's no longer Sunday anywhere on the planet, but I thought I'd just quickly share this with you as I haven't a suitable update on my stumpwork dragonfly. Basically, I made a mess of the first needlelace wing and couldn't quite get the hang of the body, so I put it on one side for a little while and got on with another baby cardy - this time for my dentist whose having a little girl very soon. The poor lady has had to put up with me a lot recently, and it's not over yet - I still have another treatment a week on Wednesday, so I thought I'd make a little something for her baby. Besides, I've rather missed knitting...
This won't be unfamiliar to anyone whose been reading my blog for a few months as it's the same pattern as I've already worked in white and pale green for another baby. I decided to work this one again as it was relatively quick and easy and, as I want to be able to hand it over when I have the next lot of treatment, speed was of the essence. What you see in the photo here was all done between Wednesday mid-afternoon and Sunday evening, although I don't think I got much done on Saturday. I did loads yesterday afternoon and evening - from finishing the first sleeve, through the whole of the second to almost completing the first of the fronts!
I plan to look for white flower buttons in town later on and to do some embroidery on it similar to the first, white set that I did a few months ago. This time I've plumped for the 3-6 month size as the other baby was so big at birth that the 0-3 month was already too small for her! She's now about 4-5 months and is well into 6-12 month clothes in width, if not in length. I've never seen such a fat baby!
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013