Shhh. Do you hear that? No? Listen harder? Hear it now? Can't hear anything?
That's because there's silence. Glorious blissful silence. No children bickering. No children asking for food drink help or if I know why blood is red and why we need to breathe. No fingers are pointed at the computer screen. No shelves are being climbed to reach toys out of reach. No TV screens are being drawn on. No-one has called me to pick up sick children. And the cats haven't whined for food.
It's been lovely. For once I can sit and acknowledge the day. I can answer emails. I can look things up. I can take my time and eat in at a cafe. I can sew. And I have sewn. All day. Why is it that sewing seems productive, yet a similar day spent knitting feels somehow decadent and frittered. I have made a huge impact on a project I unfortunately can not show anything of just yet. And then I turned around and made a dress. Just like that. I wasn't planning on doing it. It just happened. Using the Lotta linen fabric I got in Melbourne, and a Robe Rouge pattern, I've made this up to the point of hemming. I decided to not listen to anything I said when I made the grey dress [which was unwritten, but I said to myself I wished it were longer], and so didn't buy enough fabric to make the length I really wanted to make this dress in. Which is understandable given I bought the fabric to make a top initially...so the hemline will fluctuate until I make a decision on whether it should remain a dress, or become a top. And I'm unsure about the gathered neckline, but it's given me a kickstart on how I would like to make another piece, which is an adult version of the children's Fold Tops I do. I also realise now I need new shoes. Something with colour. And maybe another pair in black.
Over the last week I have been quite overwhelmed and flattered by all the comments, faves and emails about the February Lady Sweater. To the point I'm a little speechless as to what to say - except thankyou, thankyou so much for such beautiful comments, for all the faves on flickr, and on Ravelry, and for all the encouragement for it. They have all made it a very personal and adorable piece.