For those wondering about how the ruffle on Buttercup turns out, I am so pleased to report that all is well! Looks like it will fit Annette just right, although it might grow a bit after blocking, which is still okay. This is how it looks like at the moment, almost getting to the armhole shaping.
As you can see, the ruffle turns out quite nicely. I love how it turns out, actually. The ‘gathering’ row is very cleverly written. I don’t know if you can see it very well here, but the ruffle is a bit more bunched up around the sides (where the heart leaf motif panel is), and less so around the center. And I love that heart leaf motif too. The DB wool cotton yarn sure makes a great stitch definition here.
I think it will look better after blocking.
And I have another FO! Remember when I talked about knitting Rabbit? Well she is now done, and has been gifted to the birthday girl (Annette’s friend).
Pattern: Rabbit, one of the Lovable Toys from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
Yarn: Sullivan’s Baby Touch 4 ply, in cream (for body) and pink (for inner ears). Unfortunately I don’t have any fluffy pink yarn on hand for the ears.
This was a quick and enjoyable knit… I think if I didn’t have to look after a toddler, cook, eat, or sleep, perhaps I could have made it in six to eight hours too. And the end result is so cute, I almost couldn’t give it away.