You’ll have to believe me when I tell you that my knitting is at a very exciting point. I have no photos and can only assure you that I hover, this minute, on the brink of the good stuff.
Tonight, I join the sleeves to Coraline and begin the smocked yoke. I don’t know how that happens since I’ve not read ahead on the pattern – is that unwise? Should I have? Only time will tell. Be assured I’ll be back with stories to tell.
I’m also about to cast off my Brangian shawl. I am excited to be able to have it blocked and ready to wear to next weekend’s World Wide Knit in Public event in Sydney. We’re heading up for the weekend to visit Adele and her family so I’ll spend the afternoon in the city with the knitters.
So my week has been all about getting the knitting up to speed, going through some heady busy stuff at work, suffering a chest/throat infection that kicked in properly today, and spending yesterday afternoon with Miss Alice. Our front yard is under a heavy bed of oak leaves right now and as we were wanding around the yard yesterday, I had the impulse to trickle a few leaves over her head. Well, that began an hour or so of tremendous fun!
Look at her overalls. My mum made those and they’re just the best. Covered in patchwork teddy bears and so cute!
We built up a pile of leaves around her and rained them down on her head. She went all serious and quiet, so that you could almost think she didn’t like it. But if we stopped, she grabbed handfuls and threw them over herself!
Sean kept up the leaf throwing while I snapped away, loving every minute of the fun.
After a little while, she crawled over to a bed and began exploring the dirt (I was chuckling with Sean about how we were going to be sending her home very dirty). Apparently, eating dirt is fun!
If this face doesn’t express the wonder of a mouthful of dirt, I don’t know what does!
She’s growing up so fast, and every moment that’s a first with her is so very precious. She’s seen leaves before of course, but we hadn’t done a pile of leaves with her like this and it made for a great way to spend the last moments of the day before the evening cold set in.
I’m pretty sure that later on when her parents got her ready for her bath, they’d have found dirt and leaves all down inside those adorable overalls. Moments like those feel like just the sort of thing an aunt and uncle should do – get the baby dirty and send her home for cleaning up!
I’ll be back when there’s more knitting to show, hopefully with a successful yoke underway.