Last night we had an impromptu knitting hangout session at our regular haunt, Teapouro. It was just a few of us, but we made up for it with our loud mouths. Thanks to the ladies for listening to some of my drama, and thanks to them for sharing some. It definitely makes me realize all of humanity is in basically the same boat.
Oy, where to begin? Well for starters, I’m currently working on a dress for my 18 month old, Veronica. I am doing the two year old size, because I was worried by the time it was finished, she’d get to wear it for two seconds. Seeing how she is on the small size, and what this is turning out to be, she’ll be wearing until she’s three. Which is OK! I made Evie a sweater when she was 3 and she wore it for a month before she got too big. I kept it though. I’ve kept the two sweaters I made for Evie and I kept the baby sweater I made for Veronica (complete with ladybug buttons) just for sentimental reasons. Veronica will be able to wear the Evie sweaters, so that will be fun to see them worn again. I just couldn’t bear to part with her little baby sweater though. It’s made out of acrylic, so it should last forever. Hopefully these two will give me some grandchildren so I can pass it on. Burton and I have already said that we’ll be really hacked off if we don’t get any grandchildren. I don’t think I’ll ever get to be an aunt, so BUMMER. I know I would be a really bad-ass aunt to have.
Anyway, the dress is made from some 3 ply baby yarn from Tamarinda. It is FREE yarn from awesome blogger and fellow knitter, Stephanie. She graciously gave it to me when she was clearing out her stash of unwanted yarn (some of which I used on Blanketa). I never thought I would use it, but one afternoon while at my friend Jeana’s house for a playdate, a pattern was found and a book was borrowed. You can’t get much better than free pattern and free yarn. I love when life works out that way. Not to mention Veronica’s favorite color is yellow. She walks around saying it ALL the time. “Yeh-whoa.” Say it aloud. That’s how she says it. The skirt is lace, and then it goes into a stockinette tank with seed stitch edging. I’m getting very close to being down with the 27 4 row pattern repeat for ONE SIDE. I’m hoping my resolve doesn’t fail me. It’s on size 3 needles and has 156 stitches cast on for the front. Yes. Holy hell that is a lot. Here’s a picture:
In other news, I finished another pastel drawing probably 2 months ago and just haven’t got it up yet. This one was from a photo of Evie in our back yard with this huge Polyphemus moth I found while raking leaves last May. It really was that big. Burton lovingly referred to it’s body as a “dog turd with hair.” It was pretty freaky looking. Again, the picture in person is huge. It’s 16×20. Hope you enjoy it.