Melkweg is getting on its way. I had to think real real hard what to do about the borders but last week I got the Jananese1000 knitting stitch pattern book and browsing through gave me some inspiration. The funny thing is that the stitch I am using at the border is actually not in the book, but I suddenly knew what to do :-) I do like that kind of things coming together. I do like Japanese stitching books, there are indeed unusual patterns in it and sometimes things I hadn't thought of before. They are very clever with wrapping stitches and forming unusual patterns. I also have two Barbara Walker dictionaries and an old one from the 1980s which is called Vogue steken bijbel. All of them are so very nice to go to… well apart from the fact that one of Barbara Walker ones is an old book with a real strong smell (bough second hand).
On the other hand, I am not complete sure what to do about the closures at the front. Right now I am thinking 3 or so from the top and probably small buttons on each side, with some kind of strap between them. I guess some pearly buttons should do it, since the ivory-colour of the yarn seems to demand that.
Today we finally had M's birthday party, yes only 4.5 months too late. But December is really a tough month. Her best friend at the moment also has her birthday in December and she also didn't get a party…. So now they had the party together today. And as things go, better late then never!
We did go to one of these indoor playing area thingies, and for once that felt really good. It was a dreadful day, with basically rain from morning till now, so being inside with a bunch of kids who could run around and go into a huge climbing constructions with slides and such felt quite ok. After the party we went to a concert of S her viola teacher (well an orchestra she plays in), so a bit of culture too… It was Peter and the Wolf, so a very appropriate family concert! Perfect rainy sunday…..