A vote is a vote and I went with the general consensus. The vest for JY will be a V-neck although it has been a tough decision for me as I really, really like Veronique's idea of a deep-U neckline plus two buttons down the front. Maybe I should go knit such a vest for myself this Fall. I've just managed to join the front to the back, that's about all the knitting (plus the black socks) I did these days.
Why the radio silence? And I've been poor with emails too. The first week of school for the elder one (meaning new schedules, a bit hyper with all the happenings) and an irritable (but still darling) terrible-two-turns-three who is cutting two molars at the same time don't quite bode well for any quiet time at home. So I'll show you more WIP photos as nothing gets quite done here.
The crochet top/dress is taking ages to get completed. Can you stand another photo of it? At least the buttons are now sewn in. Looking at the photo, I realise how much the buttons resemble the flowers on the fabric for the skirt. If you are bored with this, do check out this very lovely creation.
Here's the Short 'n Sweet bolero which is still rather like a limp rag around my shoulders. Target finish date was mid-August and look where it is now.
On Saturday, I went to the main uniform shop at Jordan to do some last minute school uniform shopping for JY and it was a really nice surprise to have found out that the shop is located just down the street from Kam Wah, the nicely stocked notion store. So naturally, I had to drop by and I found some fleece batting which I'm going to try out for the floral quilt. I had wanted to buy trims, buttons, ribbons and bag handles, and what-nots but stop myself short when I reminded myself that I shouldn't be stashing. And so you might have guessed I wasn't a bit annoyed when the uniform shop told me that the library bag is still out of stock and I would need to go back again. Ah, and winter uniforms too. Thank you, uniform shop, for being located so close to Kam Wah.
Have you seen Vanessa's beautiful red Swallowtail Shawl? And Brooke's earlier red Icarus Shawl? Both so rich, so elegant and wonderful. I'm looking forward to see Kathy's Shetland Triangle. I've now on my mind a deep red shawl for myself but unfortunately there's no suitable yarn in stash. Anyhow, I'll be a very good girl and stay focus on my stash reduction. Red. shawl. next. year.