Remember that little mint green thing that I couldn't show the whole project because it hadn't reached its recipient yet? Well, little Miss Despina is now in possession of this item:
The pattern is by Sarah Hoadley for Lion Brand. It's called Child's Sun Top. I used Lion Brand's Cotton Ease. I hoarded some of this yarn when it was discontinued a few years ago...I would find it at such places as Tuesday Morning. Anyway, they've since brought it back in new colorways, but this is vintage Cotton Ease. I made the skirt part longer, because I wanted more of a sun dress. I like the way it turned out...and it took less than a week to make.
Finally, I blocked my Heavenly Scarf. I used the 198 Yds of Heaven pattern by Christy Verity and that one skein of Berroco Lustra that I couldn't return to the LYS since it was already caked:
I don't think the yarn was the best choice for this project. It is a single-ply merino blend, and I think better suited for non-open work projects. It also didn't get as lanky after blocking as I had hoped. It is awfully pretty though.