a few weeks ago my coffee pot declared war on me. after a couple mornings of ruined coffee i decided to not fight back, but to march myself straight to the store (after first stopping at the coffee shop for a cup of non-ruined coffee) and bought a french press.
take that coffee pot. set. game. match.
now i own a french press and i love it. as with everything i love i felt the undeniable urge of a knitter to make it handknits to demonstrate my adoration.
my plan was to make a simple garter stitch snuggler that closed with buttons. then the other day i was rummaging around my grandma's sewing box and i found some very lovely, very sparkly, vintage buttons. i think we have lily to thank for the fact that my very first thought was - "oooh! i'll put these on the snuggler!"
then i got to thinking that those fancy buttons might need a little zazz to go with them and decided to embroider a few loopsies on my simple garter stitch rectangle.
i ended up with a sweet little snuggler and just the right amount of "fancy zazz" for my new beloved french press.
I cannot believe it has been almost five months since I told you about my 366?52? photo project. The year is flying by. I am going to have to work through next February if I'm going to fudge 366 but I'm still going strong on the 52 part of the project. I have at least one picture a week so far.
i finally got around to sewing the elastic into the waistband of lily's skirt. i found this elastic in my grandma's sewing basket. i have no idea how old it is, but given that it cost 29 cents i'm guessing it's seen a few years.
but luckily, as i said in the title, the old gal's still got a little snap left in her - so into the waistband she went!
ps - you know what this means... finished skirt photoshoot coming soon!
the ramona books are some of my absolute favorites from my childhood and i don't think there are words for how happy it makes me to watch lily devouring them for the first time. it simply warms my heart.
i am a huge fan of ms. emily winfield martin's art, so when she announced she was publishing a children's book based on her oddfellow's orphanage series of paintings i immediately pre-ordered myself a copy. the book did not disappoint - it is charming and sweet and magical and absolutely perfect!
i have to share one more photo because it is so completely charming:
and knitting? well it's been a whirlwind couple of weeks but i've been managing to squeeze in some time to knit here and there. i'm working on my may square for my square-a-month blanket for bundles of joy. i should be able to finish it up today (although i've been saying that for the past three days! sometimes life just gets in the way of knitting!)
hope you're all having a wonderful week! what are you reading right now?