The designer, Thea, assured me there was more time than I thought I had, so I allowed myself to get distracted by Fee’s cardigan, which had to made twice. That’s probably the greatest set back I’ve had this past month or so. Without that, I’d no doubt be further ahead on the test knit.
But here, finally, it is. Back on track and with notes by my side and a renewed sense that if I don’t get this finished soon it’ll be June next year before I get to wear it much. I’m on my way.
Sometimes, a piece just needs a bit of time all to itself. A bit of special, one on one time not to be shared with a sock or a shawl or anything else. I think Shiraz is such a pattern, only because I’m going to have to work hard to get it done in time for what remains of the cold weather. Soon, I’ll divide for the sleeves and be on my way down the body. It’ll be good.
It’s been a lovely day here, on my Tuesday at home. Alice came for a while this morning while her mum went out and we went for a walk to the shops. For a little while, I got to be a woman with a pram and it felt kind of funny and nice, until Alice decided she wanted to get out and wouldn’t get back in and well, let’s just say buying that one bottle of milk took a lot longer than it should have. But we caught a bus home – her first time on a bus – and she was utterly beside herself. Sitting high up on the front seat, the world whizzing by and other passengers to entertain with her shrieks and noises!
And we found wattle. Spring is coming. I think she loved the feel of the furry little fronds in her hands.
Well that concludes my two weeks of daily blogging. I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s felt quite invigorating to be digging around for subject matter. I hope you’ve enjoyed it too. I won’t be far away.