So this is the latest larger project. I set out with the intention of knitting 2 smocks, one for me with open lower sides, and one smaller one. I started on the smaller one, enlivening the stocking stitch original with this pattern. But as I draw to the end of this garment, I have a feeling that my version will never be cast on.
However, I do like this yarn - Sirdar Calico - a cotton and acrylic mix that feels perfect for summer and doesn't unravel as much as a previous cotton yarn I have used.