I've spent the past two days gingerly negotiating around a migraine & its aftermath, so I could not have been more delighted to wake up this morning to discover that it was gearing up to be sunny. Say what you will about the drear of our Northwest winters, but spring is really something around here.
And just how, you may be asking yourself, did I spend this sunny morning? By bundling my kids off to their respective schools, then sitting in a coffee shop for an hour, working on the grannies (I'm on edging now, doll-sized stuff is so satisfying to do!).
Then a quick trip to the yarn store (ok, a quick trip to the yarn store across the street from the coffee shop, which conveniently had just opened as I was finishing my hour of coffee + crochet, then another quick trip to a different yarn store that's
kind of on the way home) to get this pile of color
on the off-chance that another little girl I know might happen to need a granny square doll blanket. Which totally blows the whole idea of it being a stash project (though the one I'm making for my girl is 100% pure stash, baby), but I can (& probably will, tonight, to my husband) make the argument that what I'm doing is filling in gaps in the stash (er, because while it might look like these colors pretty well match what I've already got, I don't have EVERY SINGLE SHADE. Yet.), so that in future, my stash projects will be much better-balanced. Or something. I haven't been to the yarn store in a long time, ok?
With the nice weather comes the appearance of the first of the spring skirts (oh, punchy balloon, you were full of annoying vitality when I took this picture, though you have since fallen prey to migraine-induced BALLOON DESTRUCTION. My son will miss you, but I will not.). I think this is the 5th or 6th of this particular pattern I've made (the pattern is two pieces, yoke & skirt, & I've actually redrafted the skirt piece to make it longer for my little beanpole), & the love affair is not over yet. Two, maybe three of these fabrics
are slated for New Look 6506 (if you look it up? Don't be alarmed by the fact that the cover illo shows a little girl in a pink tweed suit, ok? The skirt, on its own, is terrific.), though my plans may change when Erin posts her skirt tutorial. I also want to find a good, easy pattern for some summery wide-leg pants for her -- any suggestions?