We're finally getting back on track around here. There is still coughing and constant sleep interruptions, but maybe half the days of the week I feel like I can get on with something other than care taking. Today is one of those days...hooray! I have a few things to show you, too, so it's nice to be back in this space.
While in L.A., Penny did some nice napping, and I was able to hide in the separate bedroom, soak up the premium cable, and knit knit knit. This is what became of it, though it took me quite a while to finish. It's a fair isle cardigan from a vintage booklet I picked up at an estate sale years ago now. The only change I made was to add some fair isle patterning to the sleeves. Do you love that I'm in the dark, knitting wool cardigans in the California sunshine? I even took my knitting poolside one day, to many strange looks.
I made size 2-3, since she seems to have a good amount of handmade sweaters currently, but not so many for the future (Ravelry link here). It's made of one of my all-time favorite yarns, bought at the yarn shoppe where I worked in London when we were back in England for a visit. Then there was a crisis as I didn't have enough of the lighter color. Luckily, I found a yarn shop here in Portland that carries it! Now I'm dreaming of the next 10 projects I'll make with it.
I think Penny will like this sweater. Hopefully by age three she might have a bit more hair on her head, therefore making people might mistake her for a boy a bit less? Every single day we hear, "He's cute!' and I guess it's my fault, for dressing her occasionally in blue. Mr. Jones, who enjoys sporting a vintage ski sweater these days, is quite jealous of this one.
Maybe If we stay in enough posh hotels in the future, I'll have the time to make him one!