My main focus right now is on finishing the Frilly Dress and it is taking forever. When I first started it I was trying to plow right through it fast to get it to the baby it is for but as the the bottom of the dress expanded each round I lost steam, (not to mention the frustration of figuring out the mistakes in the pattern). I am keeping my notes for fixes to errors row by row in Ravelry if anyone else wants to make this dress. Anyway, I actually took a long break from the dress to make some cotton washcloths since I was really burned out. Now I really need to finish it because baby girl is getting big!
I'm following all the directions for the size 6-9 months, including for yarn weight but when I put it on the hanger the weight of the dress really pulls on the straps. I'm a little concerned about the straps being too long and her little baby boobies will be spilling all out and stuff. I'm sure she's not that kinda girl. I may have to adjust them after I'm finished with the rest. I was hoping for this dress to be a surprise but I may have to ask them to measure her. I currently have about 1.5 rounds to go and then some trim of some sort. I think I will have to reprint the last page of the pattern since Buddy the beagle baby grabbed it and it is in really bad shape now. My main concern was keeping him away from the dress! I think I would have cried if he got it and snagged it. The yarn is a thinner size 3 weight and his sharp little teeth would probably cut right through it. That is why I haven't made as much progress on it as I would have otherwise. I am too nervous to take it out unless he is in his crate. My fibromyalgia has been flaring up too and so all told I didn't make much progress this week.
I did get Buddy the Beagle Baby a new squeaky ball which he loves though. I'm hoping that will keep him busy so I can crochet more!
I hope everyone is having fun working on their projects. The most important thing to remember is to have fun with your hobbies and not let it become "work."