Saturday, May 19, 2012
Same dress-another season.
Thank goodness it still fits her.
I get so emotional about their clothes. Sometimes I get teary when they are too small and I have to fold them up and put them away, or hand them on. I think about where they came from. I reminisce about all the times they were worn. The stories they tell; the whens and wheres and whys.
The more girls that wore a piece of clothing, the harder it is to part with.
And if it was hand made, it is the hardest of all.
I knitted this little dress almost two years ago when Miss Pepper's plaits barely brushed her shoulders. She wore it all through that winter and for the few cold months before we left last year.
I've looked at it hanging in her wardrobe most days for the past month. I've looked at it but left it hanging. I've been scared that I'd put it on her and it would be too small. That she's squeal as I'd try to get it over her head. That she'd be so big now that it would be a midriff top.
But thankfully today we tried and were rewarded. It is more of a tunic than a dress now, but I'm pretty happy with that.
And to make matters even better, I was rummaging around for a ball of yarn before and found a half a ball of the very same Noro colourway. So now when the dreaded day comes that it fits no longer, I can add some length to the bottom. Yay!
In the mean time I've made a promise to myself to let her wear it all the time and not save it for good. A well worn, loved, dirty dress is so much better than a clean, pristine dress I think.
The Ravelry details for Miss Pepper's Eve are here.
Do you do that?
Do you get attached to clothes?
Do you try to extend their wear by saving them?
What do you do with the clothes you made that no longer fit?
Are you having a lovely weekend?
What are you up to?
Ours has been pretty quiet so far, but pretty lovely...fires and knitting and movies and lots of playing with the new puppy. There's so much cooking to be done but we seem to be holding back, waiting for the new wood cooker. Possibly this week?
Have fun. xx
PS. Oh and I've still been going strong on my crocheted motif a day in May. Show and tell really soon, ok.