Friends, I’m in loooove with this little dress:
Pattern: Anouk as a Dress
Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5)
Mods: For the side ‘seams’, I kept the seed stitch edging at 4 stitches wide, not the 8 stitches wide called for in the pattern. I felt it looked more balanced.
How could I resist making little booties to match?
I don’t normally knit with cotton yarn, but this was really nice- soft and squishy, and not too squeaky (which is the common complaint of cotton yarn). I’m looking forward to seeing how it holds up after several washes.
I know I don’t talk about my pregnancy much, mainly it’s because I’m a total amateur and I have no idea what to say… so for those interested, I’m doing great- sleeping well, feeling good, I still exercise 5 times a week although recently it’s been down shifted to 20 minute sessions (for reference, I used to be able to work out comfortably for an hour before I got pregnant, then about 45 minutes in my first trimester, then 30 minutes…). My back used to get sore until I got the most perfect pregnancy pillow ever (seriously, I don’t think I’ll be giving it up even once the baby is out!) I was very late to the pregnancy craving game, but in my 32nd week, I finally started to crave something- pineapple!
I’m 34 weeks pregnant now. The nesting instinct hasn’t kicked in yet, though (except in a knitterly way- I enjoy knitting for the baby!)- I’ve done absolutely nothing to get the baby’s room ready at all. I keep telling myself that the first few months she’ll sleep in a bassinet in our room anyways, so it doesn’t matter… but really, I should get a move on.