The Quiet Return of Small Joys

April 10, 2015

In a previous post, I told you of my curiously joyless knitting experience of the Skrupsak vest for Our Dear Boy. As you know, I cast on immediately for the sister garment.

IMG_0135It is finished. And Our Dear Girl has approved its inclusion in her wardrobe.

IMG_0174This design is by Signe Stromgaard. I made it the same way as the brother vest, using Our Dear Girl’s chest measurement plus ease as the key number. The natural colour yarn is the left overs from the ball used for the first vest, Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 5 ply. The teal is the left over Heirloom Heatherwood 5ply from my Praline cardigan project, from an op shop treasure hoard. Both grown and milled in Australia. Details are here.

The joyful knitting has not returned…exactly. It is more that incrementally, the knitting is becoming more pleasurable again, less of a chore. Who can explain such slumps?

IMG_0189There is solace.

IMG_0170There is optimism.

IMG_0186There are plans.

And there are children trying to climb the knobbly bits on a brick wall in gumboots.