I finally finished the dress. The stockinet was mind numbing. But the end result was definitely worth it. And just in time for the warmer weather. She sure loves her dresses. So worth it in fact that I cast on a second one. I knit this one from the bottom up using on colorway that had really long color repeats. This time I am using three colors and knitting from the top down.
The 5 year old chose the colors herself. I am pleased she picked colors that were not pinks or purples or typically girly colors. I am already at the skirt portion.
The skirt will be striped using all three colors. I am enjoying it so far but I think the bodice on the bottom up version was more interesting. But then again I will find out when it is done.
I also cast on a pair of socks for her using some leftover sock yarn because she has suddenly outgrown most of the socks I knit for her. She actually likes hand knit socks. I mismatched them intentionally. I have a thing for socks that are not twins. They look more fun and carefree. I am knitting them toe up and two at a time. Not my favorite technique but it is perfect for using up the yarn until the last yard.
Oh I have another FO, it is not really an FO but it is still a cool thing. I finally found some fold over elastic at my local store.
And made a bunch of headbands. I went back and got another 6 colors and made 2 of each color and the little one took them to school and shared with her friends. They literally take minutes to make and they are so comfortable and they look really nice too.