We returned home last weekend (a week ago already?!) to find that spring had arrived. The larches are in bud and there are daffodils absolutely everywhere – I took a bunch to work to cheer up my office desk, and what a difference it made to my mood!
I hung my tweedy skirts on the washing line for a blow of fresh air before I packed them away for a few months.
And I emptied out the bag of “clothes to grow into” for my daughter to rummage in… only to discover that she had overtaken it while I wasn’t looking! Luckily, none of it had cost much (it was a second-hand ebay bundle) but she was quite disappointed. She went away with two items from my wardrobe which are mysteriously too tight nowadays. She is thrilled with a thin red pullover, because the arms are too long – I suspect she will make thumb-holes at the cuffs for that indie-girl vibe.
I sent her off to go through her own chest of drawers and make a pile of all the things that don’t fit. Gulp. But to be fair, she hasn’t made many demands for clothing over the past few years – unlike so many girls of her age!
I have promised to make her a dress from that 1970’s Betsey Johnson pattern I bought, in black broderie anglaise. That’s my plan this weekend. She doesn’t own a dress, and I expect she will wear this one over her skinny jeans – but that’s OK!
So it's all about clothing the girl right now.
Project 13 awaits its top-most section. And I have been tying myself in knots about it being in the wrong colours - errgh! You can see it over at Ravelry. Is it ugly? I reached the point where I couldn't tell. FL is "dubious" which is always a bad sign! But Roo and Bryony have both given the colours the thumbs up, which is a big confidence booster - hooray! Monday is a local holiday here (I didn't get "Easter Monday" off) so I will be aiming to complete the knitting of this item then. The kids will be at school because they are in the Shire, not the City like me - tee hee hee!
P.S. Have you seen the latest Loumms pattern? The Bo-Peep fingerless gloves? I know someone who will LOVE these! Especially if they were knitted in purple Fyberpates sparkle sock yarn!
Photo credit: loutheperson and erqsome knits