You can't tell by looking at the dress that I've made much progress so I took a picture of the left over yarn. I started that skein last week!
This week I got really REALLY frustrated and almost gave up completely. I saw a post on facebook about the baby I'm making this dress for and it mentioned the month she was due to be born. I freaked out because she was older than I thought. I chose to make the 6-9 month size to give myself extra time and she is 8 1/2 months now. I was feeling so frustrated thinking I'd never get the dress finished before she out-grew it. Each day this week I would try to work on it while the puppy was sleeping and I couldn't even tell how much progress I'd made because of all the ruffles. I like to see how far I've gone and how much there is left till the end of the row, round or next change etc. I realized part of the problem was that this feels like a small project but it is more like an afghan - a round one. So I rearranged the dress on my lap just now to look like a round afghan and then I noticed the center. Oh yes, that will definitely fit her unless she is a giant baby and she does not look like a giant baby from the pictures. It is NOT too late (insert mental cartwheel here). I totally forgot that I decided to go up a size hook too.
So I have a new prospective and a renewed hope in this project! I put on some music and turned it up and just started working away, determined to quit watching for the end. That is like watching the tracks for the next train to come - extremely boring. I'd rather just plow straight ahead and run right into it. That's what I'm going to do.
Maybe Sunday I'll be able to get some ribbon for the straps. What is it about V stitches that makes me hate them?
I just realized I didn't quite follow the round correctly for the previous row. I misread the instructions but I did it uniformly around so I'm leaving it. It doesn't look like a mistake. It would have been faster if I'd followed the instructions, but oh well, I guess I redesigned it lol
To be updated......