Friday, December 28, 2007

Anna's Fantastic Flower Smock

This was the Christmas present that almost didn't happen--at least, not in time for Christmas. I finished it on December 23rd and gave it to my niece the next day. It fits! This was my first experience with Intarsia. I really disliked the countless ends that I had to weave in, but it was worth it! Although I'm enjoying working on projects right now that do not involve intarsia, I'll gladly do it again. It is so fun to see the motifs form row by row. I am hoping that this dress fits my niece for a while (thankfully, the sizes in Lucinda Guy's book Handknits for Kids, run large), and that nothing she spills on it stains permanently. I learned a lot while knitting this project, including how to let go of something you really love, and which took countless hours to make :)