FO Friday: Chronicles of a Blue Dress

Have you ever had an experience where all the little details worked out in such a way that you just knew God had His hands all over it? Where it could not have been more obvious? Every once in a while, I’m privileged to have an experience like that with one of my knitting projects. This is one of those times.

Last February, as I was knitting Lexi’s first Bloom, I suddenly had a thought, If [Friend] ever has a baby girl, I’m going to knit her a Bloom. In itself, not an unusual thought. However, the color came to me clear as day, too. Friend’s favorite color is a royal blue. Knit Picks has a great royal blue shade called “Celestial.” It had to be that shade. Right, okay, a Celestial Bloom.

About a month later, Friend announced that, after a year of trying, she and her hubby were indeed expecting! A few months after that, they announced that their long awaited Little One was a girl!

Time for that Bloom! Even though I knew what color this was supposed to be, I second guessed myself as I often do, and wound up ordering a few other yarns in other colors. Colors with names like “Lunar” and “Solstice.” But, no. It had to be “Celestial.” So, I cast on. 

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I worked on it during Friend’s virtual baby shower.

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It featured heavily in my Instagram feed and even here on the blog.

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In the middle of knitting her gift, Little One made her much anticipated entrance. Her parents gave her a Welsh name they had prayerfully chosen.

Seren.

It means star.

Star.

Celestial.

Amazing!

Before they knew of her, before they knew her name, God knew. Before I knew, He knew.

A Celestial Bloom for a Celestial Girl.

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The Knitty Gritty

Pattern: bloom by Georgie Hallam

Yarn: Knit Picks’ Brava Sport in “Celestial”

Needles: 3.0 mm for the bodice and 3.5 mm for the skirt

Size: Medium with the fullest skirt option

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