So, I cast on with my always dependable Sugar N' Cream cotton yarn in Hot Pink, and off I went.
This will eventually be a wee little sundress, but right now, it's two panels of a smocked stitch for the front and back. This was a very fumbly stitch to figure out and work, but I really like how it turned out. All that's left for this sassy little ensemble is to join the 2 pieces together on a circular and then knit about 8 inches in Stockinette, some cute little eyelet details at the bottom, then voila!
As I was taking these pictures of my smocked panels, Boomer was sitting within inches, supervising the photo shoot. I thought he may like to pose with a piece of the yarn-goodness. But alas, he was quick to remind me that boys don't do pink - much less pink sundresses. I had to remind him that he was very manly, so manly, in fact, that while not many Maltese boys could pull off posing with girlie stuff, he most definitely could!
He didn't completely buy it, but at least he put his snarly face away. Just wait till he finds out I'm making him a smocked sundress in yellow! Tee-hee!