To all the mommas and their mommas and so on, Happy Mother’s Day! Becoming a mother to this little monkey has been a lovely, funny, challenging, rewarding, and heart-expanding experience. This morning while we were snuggling in bed after she got up I asked her if she could say, “I love you.” She looked at M and me for a few serious seconds, and then just said, “No.” It was pretty hilarious. We had a fantastic day yesterday with lots of family and friends around as Matt and I both went to our graduation ceremonies. Though those things are usually fairly boring, there are at least a few thrilling seconds as you walk across the stage, or witness your loved one step toward that ritualized recognition of accomplishment. In the meantime, at Matt’s ceremony I was able to get in an inch and a half or so of knitting on my Saco Stripes for the Tops, Tees, and Tanks KAL.
I’m using Shibui Linen in Brass for the main color, and Suit for the stripes. My row gauge includes more stitches per inch, so I’m making the stripes two rows wider than prescribed in the pattern and spreading out the decreases over more rows. The yarn is chain plied and it seems much easier on my hands than other linen I’ve used in the past. Z likes it too.
I finished weaving in the ends on my Cocktail(Dress) last night, so I should be able to post a pic soon!