Finger situation still not too good. Throbbing all night :( but closer inspection reveals it's not quite as bad as I thought, despite the blood that came from it! Still painful though and I must say it's quite difficult doing things while trying not to bump the tip of your longest finger! DH did the dishes last night though, which was nice considering he's not well either :) I still have to stack and unpack the dishwasher though.
I started a test knit of the Oriental Lily dress about a week ago, but the pattern calls for (suggests) a contrasting band, which I didn't have, so it's stalled at that point now until the contrasting band arrives in the mail :) So while I was waiting I thought I'd give this pattern a whirl (sorry, no non-Rav link). It's so cute and the 6 month size was a really quick knit.
You can't really tell but I made some errors in the garter stitch bodice - mainly forgetting some increases along the way, but I fudged it ok and got back to the correct number of stitches. That's what you get when you put things down and pick them up several times over the course of a couple of days! I really should just knit those bits in one go so I can get into a rhythm. Of course there's also my dislike of knitting garter stitch, but I'm overcoming that. If I was going to knit it again though, I would probably make the bodice a bit longer, and I might also put a garter stitch border on the front edges. It curls a bit still, even after a light steam blocking. It's much less curly than it was though. And it's extremely cute, so I'll forgive it :) I'm not sure if I'm keeping this one or not. I think it might be a tad small for F (even though she's only not quite 4 months yet!) and was planning to gift it to a baby that was born shortly after F but is probably a bit smaller, but it's so cute I just don't know. And I"m not sure I'm up to another so quickly and I really want F to have one LOL
Just have to decide which buttons to put on now. I saw the cute ones with the hearts on them on Kelly's blog and thought they were lovely. Imagine my surprise when I found them at Spotlight! Especially with Spotlights craptacular reputation in the button department (IMO at least). Actually my recent button haul was at Spotlight and I did quite well! but I digress. Anyway, I couldn't believe I found them (and they had the same in other colours too!) and I saw the cute little apples too. Just not sure what to go with. I'm leaning towards the apples. What do you think?
Oh, the yarn is Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in apple green (hence the apples LOL). The colour doesn't show up all that well in my poor photo taking skills LOL