Tom planted a small native daisy when we first moved into this house, and over those years it's sat on the hillside, a small, slightly dejected-looking clump of leaves. But this week it finally seemed to come alive, and is flowering! I love these plants and am so glad to see it doing well in our garden (not many things do, unfortunately).
I can't have been too flat out lately though because I finished knitting a pair of socks (mind you, they did take me about a month of slow knitting to complete) and I'm looking forward to wearing them when we get some cooler weather! I used Vintage Purls sock yarn in various shades of grey and blue to make these. (Ravelry notes are here).
I also binge-watched the second season of Better Things which I loved, and most of the sock knitting was done during those episodes.
And in the last photo you can see a new top I made for myself with the thought of the hot summer ahead. I used a vintage pattern lent to me by a friend, it's Style #3896 from 1983 and includes four different top designs.
This one has dropped sleeves and quite wide facings sewn around the armholes and neckline. It's sewn from silky fabric with a watercolour-style print and little gold dots scattered over it. I actually cut the fabric from a pleated designer dress I loved but never wore because it didn't fit comfortably, and was just sitting bored in my wardrobe. I'm so pleased with the fit of the top that I bought my own copy of the pattern online and will no doubt make lots more of these.
Happy making and celebrating to you!
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