I finished my Pieces of Eight Mitts! Looking through some of the diagrams and pictures made it seem a bit daunting at first, but the pattern is very well-written and methodical. I like how the designer warns that anyone who attempts these mitts should be comfortable with the idea of “smoothing out” uneven stitch counts. I know I certainly had to do that a couple times!
I used Patons Kroy Socks in Singin’ the Blues Stripes, which is almost as good as the Starry Night colours I envisioned when I first saw this pattern. I love the alternating blue and grey stripes, and I’m super happy that I was able to start each mitt in about the same spot in the stripe pattern.
Mods: twisted ribbing for the thumbs, slwyif for a clean top edge, added some short rows to the hand to make the fit better for my teeny wrists, flipped the second mitt inside out twice so I could do regular twisted ribbing on both thumbs.
All in all these were quicker than I thought, and just as entertaining as I expected. Thanks for looking!
I shaved my head almost 8 weeks ago! And I meant to take more pictures of its growth. I really like the length right now.
Looking for a dress to wear to two weddings this summer has been difficult, but I found an awesome one, and some fun comfy things too.
This shot was not taken to be flattering. It is just me, plain. No curls or dreads to hide or distract from the details of my face, those details which I have never felt truly comfortable with.
I can see the fine lines on my cheek which are more bold when I smile. My big goofy ears and large nose…
I needed to post this image to be free from hiding these things.
I feel self concious about sharing this, even when I walked out to see my husband I felt very aware and somewhat awkward. My curls soften my face, they make me look younger.
But I have wear and tear, and that’s ok.
So here is to ageing gracefully. To embracing the lines and stretched bits, the bits we wish were smaller or perhaps bigger… the bits that did not “bounce back” and will never look as they once did.
Its all ok ♥
You have never appeared more beautiful ♥
Just listed, hemp/organic cotton lycra Goddess dresses with low scooped cowl necks, perfect for breastfeeding :) Wyldeskye ♥
Sweet little halter, hemp/organic cotton bust with up-cycled lace. Just listed in my Etsy shop, Wyldeskye ♥
"Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen."