. . . writing a letter on this birdie notepaper from Lucy May Schofield
. . . the peonies, which are at a satisfyingly blousy stage. . .
. . . tea at Falko in Gullane. . .
Tom’s home cooking, including this tasty pear and blueberry cake. . .
. . . walking like a loon to tire myself – around my local park, at Crammond, through the Botanics, along the beach at North Berwick . . .
. . . and finishing MINI MANU! There shall be modeled shots this weekend (thankyou, Freya) but here is a peek in the meantime – check out the mini pocket!
Working on this pattern has been really very interesting – I’ve thought a lot more about kids’ body proportions; about arm widths and yoke depths; about what needed scaling down and adjusting from the adult-dimensioned original. The sizing will run from newborn to 10 year old, with relevant proportions scaled appropriately up the range. My sample is worked in the 18 month size and I am really rather pleased with it. The yarn is an angora/ merino blend from Orkney Angora, which is incredibly soft and delicious to knit with. I’ve made some headway with the pattern over the past couple of days, and hope to make it available soon.
all of which should tell you that yes, I GOT SOME SLEEP. HOO-FOOKIN-RAH!!!