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You know, some days you get perfectly styled, wonderfully lit photo shoots. Today, the best I could manage was silly or bored faces, after school crazy hair, a little brother desperate to be involved and rainy day lighting. Hey, you take what you can get.

I had hoped to make these by Easter so they could wear them with their other new Geranium dresses. It didn't happen and it didn't matter anyway since they refused to wear anything handmade on Easter.

It's a free pattern and super quick and easy (once I figured out just how to adjust it to fit little girls). It's definitely something that could be knit 3-4 hours.

I regret my yarn choice. I was rushing trying to get them done in time for Easter and all I could find in the right colors was some cheap acrylic. Local yarn buying options are really slim. The front bands tend to flip under and there's nothing I can do about it since you can't block acrylic. Never again!

Details on Ravelry.  Hopefully they'll want to wear them on Sunday with their other dresses and I can get some better pictures then. Cross your fingers.


Yes, you can block acrylic!! I do it all the time. It has to be steam blocked or it won't work. pin out your project, then put your iron on "steam". Don't touch the project with the hot iron! just run the steam gently around the top of the project letting the steam permeate the project. Let dry and unpin. Check out Lucy at Attic24 on Ravelry. She steam blocks practically everything she does, and it makes a HUGE difference in acrylic. She has a tut on her blog about steam blocking acrylic.

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