I have to have a little period of mourning in the spring, though, because I usually put away my knitting for the summer. I just don't want to play with wool or think of cold evenings wearing cozy sweaters when there's sun and warm weather and outside is calling me to come and play!
At the fancy-pants mall in town there's a fancy-pants kids store that I went in to look for something for the rash of new babies around church and work friends. Except I couldn't even afford a pair of socks. There were a couple of really cute t-shirts, but they were $75! No thanks, not for something that's going to have smears of pureed carrots on it after one wearing and something that won't fit in three weeks. Ugh.
But they were that expensive? because they had cute little flowers embroidered on the front. And all of a sudden, I found myself a new summer hobby. It still counts as making things! And I can design things myself and be all creative. I wonder why I never thought of this before!
When we were up at the outlet mall this week, I found some baby t-shirts for $1.99, and this is what I've come up with so far:
My lovely model Lucy is wearing a cotton t-shirt with fruit sharing a whimsical message:
This says "colorful" in Japanese. I was shooting for "cute", but it turns out that it's a way more complicated character.
And this one:
It's a Lu Bird!
I would make such an awesome pioneer wife. We'd have embroidered monograms on everything and my husband would have the fanciest hand-tatted collar in town.