Here is Kayda in Anouk.
I recall the day I first saw the free pattern at Knitty, I was still early to knitting. I was fascinated by the colors, the name, the adorable bebe in the photo. It made me dream of having babies, of a sweet little one with a French name and a bright colored dress. I actually knit the dress years ago, almost right after the pattern was published....that would make it Spring 04...five years ago. Wow.
We all know when I did start down my path to Mama hood it included a lot of blue and no real need for a dress, bright though it may be. But Anouk was still around, unfinished, in need of pockets sewn on.
It was weird, I actually was totally stumped by how to sew the pockets on. I thought about picking up stitches, thought about how to join the two rows of knit stitches. Then I just picked up some matching embroidery thread and straight stitched them on. Not hard at all.
I knew it was for Kayda. And so over the weekend I whipped out the button bands, let Amanda pick out some buttons from the stash and duplicate stitched on a few stems (sans leaves). Completed with minutes to spare before they loaded up to drive north and the boys even had a few minutes to play with the buttons.
I love this dress and highly recommend it to any one looking for an adorable dress for a sweet spunky little girl. It has a very simple construction, easy to put together. I love the suggested yarn, so soft and saturated. My sister loved the colors and declared it her birthday dress. Now that it a huge compliment to this Auntie.
Wait until she gets a load of the real birthday gift. I am loving it already. And I am making it quite big so as she grows into her Year II and faeries become part of her world, the dress will be waiting on her.
A few more faces of Kayda