So, as a complete aside from the Slinky Ribs (which still needs a couple more inches of length on the body), I have been doing something totally unselfish! My lovely friend Razz wanted some testers for a great wee pattern she wrote, Spring Butterfly. She wanted quick knitters, so I have dedicated my needles to this pretty much exclusively for the last day and a half, and am delighted with the outcome!
As you can see, it’s a pretty ‘butterfly’ sleeved top (picot cast off) with a gorgeous butterfly detail on the back, and sweet reverse stocking stitch panel.
The yarn has been stashed for a couple of years, and it feels good to have a project for it. I picked it up at Dunkley’s craft show, I can’t remember who dyed it, but I loved the colours. It’s a bit rough to work with though, definitely will need a t-shirt or long sleeves underneath!
It was intended to fit Miss 8 months this winter (as it’s a size 1) but it’s a little big for now (but winter is 3 months away yet!)…
In the meantime, it has been commandeered by her sister, who loves it too. It goes to show you, it’s been ages since I knit anything for the girls, so it looks like I’ve whet their appetite for more.