30 July 2011
Just lifting my head for a moment to say hi. We've been well and truly struck down with flu. Well, mostly me, although little owlet and tiny owlet haven't fared too much better. Little owlet's birthday fell in the middle of all this... and I still haven't filled you in on our week in France! Lots of catching up to do. I might try and play catchup tomorrow...
But until then, I'd like to show you this thing. I knitted it! A vest for tiny owlet! It's a version of the lovely Milo. I say a version because I left out the cable (I wanted to finish the thing), there's a colour change in the top part, and I didn't look at the pattern after a while... and there are loads of mistakes. Purls instead of knits, dropped stitches, holes where there shouldn't be holes... I kind of like that though. I figure that's one part of textiles that I really love. Little bumps along the way that let you know things are handmade and with love. This is the first thing beyond a square that I've knitted and there was lots of learning going on. And lots of distraction. LOTS. And the whole journey is mapped out there on her little tum. Keeping it warm.
See you tomorrow. Hope everyone's feeling well in your part of the world. xx