I am swatching and ready to cast on this afternoon. I had made one Baby Surprise last summer, finishing just before that little one went directly to heaven in the first tri-mester. That one was made with worsted weight and is rather large.
Farmall/Case IH red and black, for the child whose father wan'ts to name him after his tractor. I have another red skein on hold to pick up later this week. This time it is superwash wool. The first sweater was a good acrylic/wool blend. Enough wool for warmth, with acrylic for washability.
I am still working on the Sweet Pea Cardigan, although it did have a close call. I debated frogging it and saving the yarn for something else. The problem is the pattern that I work every 4th row. But I am worried that the pattern will be garbled when I divide the sleeve stitches away. I may be able add or deduct a stitch at each sleeve to make up the difference. At such a fine gauge, it shouldn't make much of a difference. Or I could scrap the texture and do a few rows of garter and then straight stockinette. I have about 5 more increase rows before the sleeves, so I have time to decide. I'll save that picture for next time.
In the wedding news, I got two dresses and a skirt that I ordered last week. Once the rush of fair week was over I looked them over and took them to a friend. One is a petite and the perfect length. The other is about a foot longer. But, being sleeveless, I think I want to wear that one. So Ellen, an experienced seamstress, is going to work her magic for me.
Here is a picture of my favorite dress, that I lifted from the website where I ordered it (Woman Within).
That is the color too. If it gets cool, I think my recently finished SWestie shawl will be a good topper.