Well, I did it. I ripped out the Plain Tunic that was almost finished. I just didn't like how it was turning out! So I decided to knit a large size (2T) of the In Threes cardi for Rosie with the Simplicity DK in hopes that it will come out to fit a 12 month old. So far it looks really sweet! I loved that pattern when I made it for Millie with worsted weight yarn and it looks sweetly dainty with the lighter yarn.
I'm still reading On the Banks of Plum Creek. It is so different to read these books as an adult. I see the life choices that Ma and Pa made in a really different light than I did as a child when I read them last. I know what's coming in the story, with the grasshoppers' arrival looming, and the knowing fills me with dread, the knowing that the peace the Ingalls family has finally been experiencing in this story, the joy and hope for their future in this community, is coming to an end. It is made a little worse by the fact that I can't really remember any details about the rest of the story. I am making my way through so slowly because there isn't much reading time in my life right now but I am savoring it.
My Millie is really such a funny girl. I convinced her to make her classic silly face when I had the camera in hand and she just screeched with giggles while rolling her eyes and stretching her mouth downwards. She does this face often and it is often paired with a surprisingly deep voice saying some kind of nonsense followed by a collapse on the floor in laughter. She has such an incredible sense of humor and I can't wait to see how that develops in her further. She never struck me as an "entertainer" sort of toddler but these days she has turned into a little ham who does love to entertain us, and who entertains us unintentionally as well.
So the sun is out, the weather is warm enough for barefoot play in the mud. The pink clouds of flowers have appeared on the bushes. The dandelions are taking over the yard, and the buds in the apple orchards are soon to open. The seeds for the garden are ordered and shipped, on their way. Spring has definitely arrived on the Rez.
Joining up with Ginny for Yarn Along to see what others are reading and knitting this week!