Saturday, August 7, 2021

Knitting for Anastasia

Before Ana was born her mummy and I went shopping and found some beautiful soft coloured yarn 
As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it 

I had printed a free pattern for a dress years ago, and although I loved it 
I hadn’t made one as it seemed way above my skill set 

But having found the perfect yarn, and wanting to make something special for the newest 
Granddaughter I decided I’d give it a go. 

I was hoping I’d be able to get some help from the ladies at knitting but alas because of lockdowns I was left to my own devices

Then half way through I had the jumpers Lyn wanted me to finish so the dress was put aside so I could work on those  

I finally got it back out just over a week ago and worked periodically on it 
I was up to the bottom of the skirt and i needed total silence to work on it 
I knit saying watch stitch as I do it because I need to really concentrate lol 

Today I finished it and I’m so glad I decided to make it a bigger size 
It will probably fit Ana when she’s around one 
I hope her mama likes it 

It’s not perfect. There are mistakes that I have corrected throughout and some I haven’t 
But overall I’m proud of myself 
I pushed myself way out of my comfort zone 

If I ever make another one it’s going to be way into the future 
But I don’t see it happening to be honest, I like to craft and listen to my audiobooks or watch a movie and
You cannot do this pattern while doing any of that 

Hopefully your all well 
Stay safe 
See ya 


  1. Looks like you did a great job. Plus look like it pretty soft.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

    1. It’s very soft yarn. It was lovely to work with. Thank you

  2. Very pretty - is it top down knitting? I like top down for many things except that the knitting gets bigger and therefore progress slower as you approach the end. You have done a great job of it.

    1. Yes it is. It’s a free pattern from yarnspirations called fairy leaves knit dress
      I like the knit down cardigans but this is the first dress I’ve made

  3. That's a beautiful little dress. Well done. Bet you're the only one who notices those mistakes