echinoshirt back viewOriginally uploaded by Pranamama.It still needs buttons, but the shirt is made and Peter is thrilled. He wore it yesterday for pictures. I love the way the dragonflies are on his shoulders, one in front, one in back.He chose the fabric in Seattle while we were there on vacation this July.
The selvedge was such a beautiful contrast that I used it for the sleeve facing. Like a delicious secret. Also, the selvedge was soft and fuzzy so I left it rather than folding under the seam allowance at Peter’s request.
Peter commented that his stepbrothers at both houses are babyhogs, so he loves to be able to spend time alone with Ella without competing for attention.
And if my mom is reading this: he’s wearing my watch because he came home devastated that his ended up in a lake while swimming at camp. I think the days of velcro bands are over, since he cannot stop opening and closing them so they become weak.
It was a rough day, because Ella decided she only needed to sleep for the 2 hours I spent making this shirt. I suppose it was a karmic joke, since I was begging her in my thoughts to please sleep so I could finish the shirt, and I didn’t care what happened after that. I feel a little like Faust for tempting fate so blithely.
We had some calms forte dissolved in som tea last night (+2 extra for me) and slept like, well, babies. Today we’re having a wonderful adventure.