Well, the tiny tea leaves jacket is done. I even managed to find some gorgeous buttons locally. There is a handmade market here once a month, and it just so happened that this past Sunday was market day and, how great is this, I walked past a stall that had a tiny little box just full of hand-made wooden buttons. It was barely on display, sitting down on a tiny stool at the very edge of their display almost hidden underneath a stand of bags and aprons. But somehow I spied it as we were wandering past, and I found just the right buttons hiding inside that box. Too bad it turned out that there is an error in the pattern in that it calls for ginormous buttons, but the button band is only written for really small ones so I almost didn’t get to use them. I love the buttons though so after a while just sitting there wondering what to do, I just ripped out the button band and re-knit it to incorporate two proper button holes and it looks great.
I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I like the colour, I love the buttons, and I think it looks all kinds of adorable on Zoe. Most importantly, Zoe was really excited it was all done and was more than happy to test it out while I took some photos. Her favourite part is the big buttons that are super easy for her to do herself. She spent a lot of time buttoning and unbuttoning it to show me she could do it all by herself.
Already our days have started getting ever so slightly shorter, and ever so slightly cooler in the evenings. I am so ready for Autumn to fully grace us with her presence, but for now I am happy enough to be able to slip outside and enjoy the beautiful warmth and haze of the last light each day. I took a few photos of the jacket yesterday, and the ones of her in the jeans and jacket this evening because the light was too pretty to resist!
Making a wish? Hehe.
And lastly, I spent last night and this afternoon knitting up another bunny and working on the finishing touches and fine tuning my pattern. The hardest thing is coming up with a great name for this bunny! There are a few names jangling around in my brain but nothing is screaming perfect at me yet. Feel free to give me a suggestion if you think you have a good one!
I hope to have the pattern ready by the end of the week, time allowing. I am finding it frustrating trying to get anything done at the moment with the little girls needing my attention in some form all day long, and of course when everyone is home it is pretty much just chaos. Sometimes I try to just embrace the chaos, and other times the chaos just beats me over the head instead.
What are you working on?
Linking up with the lovely Frontier Dreams again for KCCO.