Archives for June 6, 2013

Silas and my Seashore Cowl

I finished my Seashore Cowl weeks ago and excitedly blocked it. I wasn’t sure it would fit right, or be a knit that I would actually be able to wear.  As soon as it was dry I nervously pulled it over my head and totally fell in love.  It is so soft and drapey and pretty.  The only problem is that it I don’t think it “goes with” any of my clothes (I seem to have this problem with a lot of my knits,) including my limited maternity wardrobe (that gray dress? I have two of them and wear them all the time.)  But really, that’s okay.  It doesn’t need to match anything.  It can be the pretty, special cowl that I pull on over whatever I’m wearing this fall and winter for a little extra warmth and coziness.  Fashion has never been my special talent and maybe the cowl will help to shift focus away from some of the bad creative outfits I put together.  I’m thinking that it might just work nicely as a nursing cover too in the early weeks while my new baby is still small.

Silas, joined me for photos yesterday.  The flies were really biting, but didn’t seem to be bothering him nearly as much as they were me.  Silas begged Jonny and I to pick mulberries from a nearby tree for him between giving out messy hugs and kisses, my favorite kind.