Monthly Apparel….um, February?

Well, I seem to have recovered from the few tough weeks we’ve had around this place. What a long winter! Sometimes I just need a new book to recenter me. I’ve been reading Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys, and if you have boys I can’t recommend it enough. Most boys books I’ve read talk a lot about general philosophy and why boys are the way they are. This one is organized developmentally and talks about what they need the most at each stage. Awesome, awesome book….

And I did finish my Monthly Apparel t-shirt! I’ve kept waiting for the right light and a time when I’m actually wearing it and there is someone present who can focus a camera. But that doesn’t seem to be happening so I give you……

“THE BAD-LIGHTING-T-SHIRT-ON-THE-FLOOR” picture (Didn’t even bother to try and edit this one…)

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This is the Sew-U Knits basic t-shirt from the Built by Wendy Series. I love her books, but this was the first actual pattern I’ve ever used from her. I made a muslin of sorts out of one of the Skeptic’s old shirts, and found it too loose in the chest and too tight in the hips. I adjusted the pattern and got a perfect fit! Now that I have a basic pattern I’d like to do more.

 

My March project is a matching knit skirt with applique circles. I’m hoping to finish it up in the next week or so. We had some major room rearranging (more on that later, let’s just say it involved packing up my sewing/spinning/yarn room). But I think I’m settled in now, finally.

Last but not least, guess who is now SIX???

If you’ve been around that long, remember this little baby boy?
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Yup, Knittykid is officially into boyhood now. Sob… sigh…. baby number two is growing up. Love his joyous, happy, and generous spirit. I am such a lucky mama!

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