Guess who read that post? My darling DIL, Kim.
Grand daughter Abi's
Her lovely little dress has no sleeves. In many parts of Ontario, a sleeveless dress on Mothers' Day weekend is appropriate attire. But in Hearst - well, let's just say (and cover your ears if you don't want to hear it) - snow.
During number one son, Charlie's
first year in Hearst, he spent Mothers' Day weekend cross-country skiing. So a sleeveless dress could be a problem.
The search was started for a child's bolero pattern, and they are not easy to find. Or at least, one that appealed to me was not easy to find. Eventually, I settled on this one from Elann -with a few modifications. The sleeves will be 3/4 length and the body will be shortened to just under the chest line.
Then the search was on for yarn. I was told 'off white'. Since that runs a pretty broad spectrum, I sent north one ball of yarn I had chosen, for approval. It was returned. And in it's place, I was sent Sirdar Snuggly.
I chose 5mm needles to make the lace 'pop' and so far, everything is looking good.
Thanks for asking, Kim.