Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I may not be able to get to the studio to create beads and jewelry at the moment, but that doesn't mean my hands aren't busy making. Oh yes, I am a making-fool these days. My needles have been flying through projects. I finished my Deco sweater, I made a lovely little baby sweater with the prettiest yarn ever that was stolen for a monkey, and the most recent finished project is a sweet little sweater for Lauren called "Little Butterflies" (ravelry link).
It has become a new summer tradition that Momma knits Laurnadoon a back-to-school sweater. You might remember this little number from last summer. When I knit that one, I picked the pattern and I chose the yarn. This time, my girl picked the yarn, months ago, when I made my Hourglass sweater. She insisted on having the same as me and she is standing her ground that orange is now her favorite color. She also picked the pattern. I showed her several I had in mind and she said "oh, oh, that one!!" She also decided the length of the sleeves too. This practical Momma was thinking that Fall is around the corner and 3/4 sleeves would be a better way to go, but oh no, she knew better. My hot blooded child, the one that sweats when it is 10 degrees out, wanted capped sleeves. And oh no... don't block them so they lay the right way, they look best poofy.
It should also be noted that she styled this outfit herself. And by all means, I completely approve of purple/pink polka dots with orange. So, rock it. One should always wear at least 3 necklaces. The flower necklace she thrifted herself at the flea market and drove a hard bargin, getting if for 50cents. Double headbands will become the rage in no time, I'm sure.
I can hardly believe this baby of mine is getting ready to start 3rd grade. THIRD GRADE! I tend to balk a bit when people go on and on about how time flies, and how the kids get so big so fast, and where has the time gone... most of the time, I think time crawls. But I am starting to get it... I look at her and I wonder when she went from the teeny thing picking "free-bead winners" years ago, to this beautiful, smart, sassy, opinionated, fashionista. Isn't she awesome?
(ps... I am guessing you are wondering where the heck her curly ringlets are... she begged and plead with me to straighten her hair and I obliged. She likes the option.)