As if my feet needed further adornment, Cristina made me a pair of slippers from the Step Lively pattern in Denyse Schmidt’s book. She whipped these up right before my eyes. I have been scuffling around in them like crazy.
They look extra swell with my Kaffe Fassett pjs. Make no mistake, I am A Sight To Behold in the early mornings. Cheerful!
I have mixed feelings in making the following Public Service Announcement.
This is a handknit wool blanket in geometric lace patterns. Cristina not only designed and orchestrated the knitting of this blanket by a group of skilled needlewomen, she set up an indigo vat and dyed the finished pieces it in her own home. (An indigo vat is an aromatic thing; the children do complain after a few days.) Then she joined the strips with linen (on both sides, for reversibility), bound the edges in linen fabric, and made sashiko embroidery patches.
I’ve seen it in person. It is to covet, at a level that could get a person seriously on the wrong side of the Ten Commandments.
The blanket is being raffled to benefit the Waldorf School of Philadelphia. This is–are you sitting down–an online raffle. Go here. Do what you need to do. I’m in!