Betty Ford Would Approve
October 18, 2003
After finishing Core, and the self-inflicted aggravation that entailed, I really did not feel like picking up the next troublesome project (a Jaeger braided-cable top that has miles of braided-cable left to go). None of my other half-finished projects looked all that enticing, either. What I needed was something fun, something easy, something rehabilitative. So I went to my comfort zone, by which I mean stocking stitch, baby size, Handknit Cotton DK. I started making the Jumping Dress from Louisa Harding’s book, Miss Bea’s Playtime, for the smallest person I know: Baby Rose of course. Just turned 2, and on the petite end of the spectrum; perfect!
It was fun picking my own colorway. Here’s my start:
One neat thing is that the seaming will be limited to a pair of teeny shoulders and two diminutive sides. Some fun edgings for the neck and armholes, and snip-snap, it’ll be done by next week when I’m planning a visit with Rosie. I’m also plotting a slight surprise variation for the front of the dress.
Stocking stitch stripes: the perfect tonic for the harried and beset.