As part of New Years resolution list I committed that I would knit more this year than I had in the last few. Not because I felt that my lack of knitting reflected poorly on my character, drive or general level of functionality, but because it is one of my only meditative hobbies. Believe it or not, it slows me down and helps me react more thoughtfully. Two actions that could use all they help they can get in my world.
Each 'Parliament' consists of 14 owlets which meant I had a run on buttons for eyes - 56 in total. For the blue sweater I pulled from my very precious supply of buttons I inherited from my Mimi, the recipient's Great-Grandmother, avid knitter, seamstress, and Captain of my Family's League of Difficult Women. Seems appropriate.
28 handmade, glazed and baked clay buttons. Cobalt. How luxurious is THAT?!
This Bitch is evolving...finally.
Pattern: Owlet by Kate Davies
To be clear, I have been traveling a lot more than expected in Q1 so while I have been a "woman getting shit done", in fact I've been spending close to 16 hours a month by myself on a plane. For all the parents out there, yes, it was borderline pornographic in its luxury.