While we didn’t *know*, know that this little girl was, in fact, a little girl, I was really quite sure that she was and as such I let myself indulge in just one little gender specific knit. The theory was that if she turned out to be a he, the next person I knew who had a little girl would get a special, hand-knit baby gift, nothing lost. This is the Lizzy Dress in Knitpicks Palette in ‘Tea Rose’.
Something strange happened with the band of lace on the skirt. The lower section is entirely wrong. I had to be off my feet for a couple of days at the end of my pregnancy while something healed. I was working on this during that time and of course finding a comfortable position, much less a comfortable position to knit in, was nearly impossible. So I wasn’t exactly stretching out my work and checking it carefully. The pattern comes with charted and written directions. The chart appears fine. I used the written ones. I came up with the exact number of stitches at the end of every single row, so never had a reason to suspect anything. It wasn’t until I was blocking it that I noticed everything had gone all wonky. I still don’t know if it was something I did or an error in the pattern. But I had a baby shortly after and because of the size, if I want to use it, it’s clearly too late to fix it now! Since it was regular repeats I think it just looks like a different sort of lace anyway. Maybe I’ll try making a bigger size and using the chart this time.