I finished another Angel Wings Pinafore I had been working on for Ineke. In a beautiful periwinkle cotton, which brings out the blue in her eyes.
I decided to shorten it, making it shirt length instead of dress length. In truth, for her leg rolls. I love her chubby leg rolls and how they look in little bloomers. The girl has got some thighs on her!!!
Taking pictures of the girl is getting a bit more challenging these days because her newest trick is... she crawls!
I leave her for ONE day to take photos at a wedding, I come home and she is crawling!
Just a couple weeks ago, I could sit her in a spot and there she would stay. Then, all of a sudden, she realized she had knees and how they worked. Now, there is no telling where she will end up when I plunk her down.
And the photos wind up more like this:
Given her new talent, a shirt is more fitting for her than a pesky pinafore that hangs down, getting in the way of her travels.
I love the buttons in the back- they add just the right bit of rainbow.
I crocheted another Angel Wings pinafore (what can I say? I love this pattern!), this time for a sweet spring Song. Her Mama's favorite color is green, her eyes are blue and she was born right when the gray spring rains coaxed the moss yellow new grasses to turn emerald with age. The yarn I used was made for her.
I decided to enclose the pinafore to make it an actual dress. Cadence was a teensie girl when I began, so I made a teensie dress and then, for various reasons, I didn't get the finished outfit to her Mama for another month or so.
And in terms of newborns- a month is a big deal. So hers has turned into a tunic/shirt as well.
These pictures don't do any justice to the whole ensemble. But these do.
As for now- I am finished the hat piece for the *second* butternut squash pixie bonnet. As opposed to the newborn one of before, this one will definitely fit Ineke this fall/winter. I am working on the neckband now and then I will be done. Again- totally ready to move on from the color of butternut squash. I want to relish in the colors of pink cosmos, of orange nasturnium, of yellow outhouse bush and red hibiscus. I want the colors of summer to linger long.
I'm reading The Farmer's Kitchen Handbook by Marie Lawrence. I believe if I were to ever write a cookbook (and I have thought about it often) I would want it to be like a lot like this one. Not one filled with recipes you make occasionally and using expensive ingredients but organized in such a way as to use what is available to you throughout the garden year. With anecdotes and large, beautiful pictures. With humble, yet reliable food that you want to make (and eat) again and again. That is the type of cookbook I want to write. And this one comes pretty close.