"some day we'll find it,
the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me,
la de da da de ...."
and thinking about kermit the frog. Does anyone else remember kermit singing that song on the muppets? or am I just, well, odd?so I was doing some blog surfing, looking at my cute little niece and realised I haven't blogged Lily's new rainbow dress. This was the nearly the rainbow dress that wasn't. I was stoked to score this awesome yarn from Jolly Jumbuck and excitedly showed Lily. She did not share my excitement. In fact, she didn't like it at all. Why? It had black in it *sigh* and apparently she doesn't like black; well, that week anyway. Her colour dislikes can be rather fickle.
So this beautiful yarn sat in my stash for a while, and try as I may I could not convince her that it would make an awesome dress.
It was only when I made Miss Zoe a little rainbow dress that Lily's thinking shifted and she decided that yes, she would like a black rainbow dress. Silent squeals of delight from me. I even showed her two choices of colour for the bodice; hot pink and black, and she chose black! Yep, black!!!! It nearly bowled me over but I'm glad she did because I love love love it!!!
I've been busy on the rainbow dress knitting front, all part of testing the pattern for re-release with loads of options and some improvements to the pattern. Sage scored one and our other little niece Piper's is nearly finished too. Lily's Aurora barbie got a new one too and there was one in the local love stocking. pics of those I haven't shared tomorrow.or you can check out Sage and Zoe's here and here.
Pattern: Rainbow dress
Yarn: Jolly Jumbuck Black Rainbow on 'Freya' dk, 200g.
WOOLganics 8 ply, Leura, 50g
mods: size 2 knit to size 4ish length, extra length in bodice, ruffled hem option 2 variation from pattern. 63cm in length