p1099011dance.jpgI started knitting the Anouk pinafore for Sylvia two years ago . I finally finished it completely last March. Good thing I set out from the start knitting the largest size—she hasn’t outgrown it yet.

Not that you would have noticed until recently, because Sylvia wasn’t very interested in wearing it. But about two weeks ago, she suddenly developed a love-affair with “the pinafore” and would be wearing it nonstop if laundry weren’t an issue. She especially loves to wear it while doing her “acrobat dance” (inspired by a recent trip to see the Big Apple Circus, she’s now declared that she wants to be an acrobat when she grows up).

8 Responses to “Dancing”

  1. Ruthon 26 Jan 2008 at 9:49 am

    That’s so cute! I don’t think I’ve seen a larger one modeled before. It looks adorable on Sylvia, and I love that you caught her mid-action.

  2. milmomon 27 Jan 2008 at 10:26 am

    That is absolutely precious.
    I followed your links and read about having to use plastic needles instead of bamboo. I agree with you that bamboo is nicer to work with. I, like you, started out years ago with plastic and metal needles, but have recently begun to switch to bamboo. I have been so lax in switching out needles that I already have (if I had a certain size in plastic or metal, I would just use that instead of buying new ones) that I recently gave all of my old needles to a friend of my son, so that now I HAVE to buy myself new ones.
    The pinafore looks great on her, and you can tell from the picture that she loves wearing it!

  3. Marshaon 27 Jan 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks so much, Ruth and Milmom! She does indeed love wearing the pinafore (and wore it today, in fact). She’s already asking for another one!

  4. milmomon 27 Jan 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for visiting my site and thanks for the comment. I might try using a 12″ circ for socks. I think I’ll still need to learn to use dpns anyway, and that is what is holding me back.

  5. ariannaon 29 Jan 2008 at 11:17 am

    Sylvia is so adorable. And I can see why I feel like you are such a kindred spirit; your house looks like one that I’d want to live in. Reminds me of my parents’ and my sisters’ (and even my own) places. Eclectic and cozy, and full of life & fun. Sorry, I know that’s not what I was supposed to be taking from the picture, but that is what I noticed! :) (The pinafore is fantastic, too, I should add.)

  6. JDon 30 Jan 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Awesome pic, Marsha! Sylvia is super super cute. It’s such a happy feeling when recipients love your gifted knits, isn’t it?!

  7. Kellion 30 Jan 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Oh my gosh. I thought that was a photo from a catalog! She is precious. And look how talented you are!

  8. Marshaon 30 Jan 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Arianna: Thanks so much! Our house is a bit more cluttered than we’d like (we’re working on that, though), and sometimes the cat-hair dust bunnies get out of control, but we try to keep a cozy house. There are no curtains or coverings on any of the first-floor windows, so we get lots of natural light (which is especially nice in the winter, as you might imagine). If you ever head down this way, stop by and visit! :)

    JD: It is indeed a wonderful feeling! Aside from the pinafore and her winter hat, she’s not into wearing any of the other things (sweaters, mostly) that I’ve knitted for her. I try not to take it personally (she’s two, after all, and figuring out her own likes and dislikes).

    Kelli: Have you ever seen a catalog photo of a fridge with a gazillion magnets (the cheesier, the better!) on it? :)