First of all: Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my birthday! They all made me smile when I read them. 🙂
I am happy. I am beyond happy. Thrilled! And excited!
Is it because Me-Made-June is drawing closer?
Although that will be a lot of fun, that is not the main reason today.
Is it because Ali has decided to host another Summer Essential Sew-Along, this time together with Sarah and Alessa?
Although I am very excited about this – it´s going to be so much fun this year too, I am sure! But even that´s not what made me this excited.
Is it because the weather is gorgeous and I am finished with some major tasks at work, giving me more spare time for reading and sewing?
Not really the reason either.
Is it because I, for the first day in a week neither have a headache nor a throat and mouth resembling an open wound, and I actually had energy to go for a teeny tiny walk today?
Nope. That´s not it either.
So, what is it then?
Audrey in Unst is finally finished! Yaaay! I started to work on Audrey back in July last year, and thought she would be perfect for summer evenings in August. Then I thought, well, Self- Stitched September, that is my goal. But then, all of a sudden, September was over, and the worst winter I´ve seen came some time around October, and stayed until March, leaving no room for nice cotton cardigans. So I didn´t finish her for Me-Made-March either.
Then, last week I caught a cold. And from Sunday on I had a fever, leaving me in a state where knitting was my only option to sleep. So knit I did. And I knitted and knitted. And then, early this morning, I finally finished off the last few loose ends, and I took her for a walk. She´s not blocked yet, and therefore have no buttons. I´m giving her a proper wash first, as she´s befriended some Kid Silk on her journey. Some light blue kid silk. Not pretty on her sleek, black surface.
So that´s what all the excitement is about. A finished knitting project. And, might I add, the finalization of the Hepburn/Hepburn project. And I finally have that black cotton cardigan I´ve been dreaming about for years.