Capturing Contentment in the Everyday…
School ends tomorrow. A busy summer awaits! I told Haus Meister that before the Baby comes at Summer’s end I wanted to have started to knit again, as well as make some clothes for the girls. This week I got a head start on those summer goals. 🙂
She’s twirling as I took the picture. I made Princess this nightdress out of an old dress of mine, which was made of a jersey-like knit but after several wearings looked less dressy and more old-Tee-Shirty, which was not something I liked. So I cut it down to fit the Handmade Dress pattern and made a bare-bones variation of it. I had never used the pattern before so I felt the nightdress would be good practice. I cut out the fabric a while back, and yesterday I whipped it up in the space of Sunshine’s daily nap (hastily finishing the sleeve elastic as she woke up). The pattern is very simple to work with. I list this as my “pretty” for the week because as soon as she tried it on, Princess ran into the living room to show her brothers, saying “Hey! Look at my pwetty dwess!” The customer is satisfied, and I am content. 🙂
Side note: looking at that picture, it seems Sunshine was the last to have that can opener. I must find out where she put it…. Kids and Kitchen items. Why do they take them? Why?
I’m knitting again! Don’t ask what that is on the needles; it isn’t anything–just a practice piece. I was trying to teach myself the purl stitch and was quite annoyed that despite consulting two “Learn to Knit” books, I was failing to figure it out. The diagrams were not making anything clear to me at all. This could be attributed to pregnancy brain, of course, but there it is. I complained to Haus Meister about my lack of vision, and he sat down, studied it, and showed me how to do it! I can purl now! Huzzah!
Our evil plan worked! Obtain pool = can keep eye on all five at one time. Mwa-ha-ha-ha.
My dryer isn’t working. It hasn’t worked now for over a week, in a series of unfortunate events that seem eerily similar to the original laundry drama. The technician is coming today (it takes a while when your stuff is still under warranty, doesn’t it?) and hopefully will solve the problem. Meanwhile, we cart a load to my in-laws’ (ancient, working) dryer every afternoon. I decided to spare you the picture of our wet laundry in a plastic tub, mainly because the battery in the camera died at that propitious moment. 😉