Ellie’s Be sweet Skirt!
I’m sort of excited about that. Part of it is no doubt the giddiness of midnight knitting. But it’s done, I think it fits (as much as you can tell by stretching something around a sleeping child), and it’s pretty cute.
The yoke is knit from a bamboo/merino blend, and has just the right combination of soft and stretch. I knit a casing for elastic at the top, but also included two eyelets on the front for the silk-satin ribbon bow. I think I’m going to stitch it to be double-faced, perhaps with a very light interior layer for stiffening. The skirt still needs blocking, as well.
I was pretty much into a zombie-like state on the fourth skein. I had close to 300 stitches on by the end and casting off took two back-to-back episodes of scrugs, but the end result is making me very happy. I can’t wait to see Ellie’s reaction when she wakes up in the morning!