There are certainly times I just want to bead or knit, or read or illustrate (well not really, that is always motivated by need) with no deadlines on the horizon, but that is not the life I've set up for myself at the moment. I've been knitting leisurely on the latest baby sweater when I realized I'd be leaving for two and 1/2 weeks, and the prettiest little lacy white dress that was bought for under said sweater would be going to waste in the height of summer if I didn't get it mailed off.
And I didn't want to mail it off without it's companion sweater. Mornings and nights can be cool in Northern California where the dress is going, and so I set a goal. With half of the sleeves done on Wednesday night I decided to be finished for Friday mornings mail.
So the knitting became a little more focused and then the sewing together, which I totally would have talked myself out of had I not had this goal, got done. I think it is most peoples least favorite part, mine included, but it needed to be done if it were going to be worn...
and so this morning, I got up early and I finished!
I totally should have taken a picture of the dress, it is white on white embroidery, soft soft cotton with a little capped sleeve, very darling. I'm sure there will be photos and I'll probably share...
The pink is a whimsical bit of rick rack I happened to have. It's tied through a little loop I added to the edge so that it could be taken out for washing, or exchanged for a different ribbon. Polka dots would be cute of course, maybe I'll keep my eyes open. I love the lace. It was a super easy knit and I'm pretty happy with it!
This ones for you Malayna, a bit of Grandma love coming your way.