Gap sells this style of baby and toddler dress that buttons in the front along one shoulder. I love it. I set about creating a knock off last year but put it aside for reasons unknown. Recently, I pulled it out of the bottom of my china cabinet where I stash all my unfinished projects. It only needed a bit of finishing work which was done in about a day. Best of all, it still kind of fits. It runs a little short, granted, but in a very B is for Betsy style which works best on a two year old.
I gleefully put it on my daughter yesterday and it hit me why I never finished it.
Y'all, I unintentionally made a Catholic school girl uniform. That's all I see here.
Socks. I knit three pairs of camping socks for my little ones, two of whom wear the same size socks as I do now. I used the Rye pattern for worsted weight because who has time for sock yarn? The older two were knit in Cascade 220 superwash and the baby's was knit in Belle Organic DK which I just had leftover.
(still hate sock modeling)
I started some for myself on our road trip, but am only finishing them up now. Mine are knit in Sunshine Merino Sport in Mulled Wine with my favorite yarn over cable pattern. I wear the heck out of my hand knit socks in the winter and my supply was running quite low as I haven't knit a pair of socks for myself in 28 months or so. I'm still trying to use what I have and finish up current projects before beginning others and I'm very much in the mood to sit at my loom ("sit at my loom", how utterly charming!). I have weaving yarn arriving in just a few hours.
I feel compelled to write about our first week and a half of school and at the same time, I don't want to. We're still in the midst of adjusting and the days have been horribly uneven and unevenly horrible. There are good things happening but we need to tweak some major areas before proceeding. One very good thing - I switched from preparing lesson plans on the computer to Michele's planners and it has made all the difference in my confidence going into this year. I can carry it around with me and jot notes down as they come to me. I process the information in a different way. I can plan ahead more easily. I knew I preferred paper planning but even I am surprised by the impact changing styles has made.
Links: Mary Ellen wrote this piece and I agree across the board. We are still in our practice week(s).
OK. Just one link because the baby just found a bag of sequins.