She looks so very big, doesn't she?
With the blissfully mild winter we've been having, this girl has been spending much of her time outdoors. At school, the children spend an hour outside every day, in any weather - which means lots of tromping through the woods and splashing in puddles and digging in dirt. If the weather is nice, we also hang around after school for more outside play or we come home and visit the playground for sliding and swinging and fairy-house building. What a crazy January.
To accomodate the wildly fluctuating temperatures around these parts, I put aside the Rainbow Blankie (and it is so close...) in favor of knitting warm, woolie layers for my two little winter explorers. This tunic is Shannon Passmore's Versa pattern (on Ravelry here). This was an easy, seamless top-down knit. I used some Malabrigo Rios (Zarzamora colorway) from my stash (my Ravelry link is here), though I would like to cast on something a bit sturdier next time. Again, I'm having trouble photographing the true colors of my yarny projects - this is a lovely, deep sort of plummy purple with some watery greens and blues thrown in. Juni loves how twirly and flouncy it turned out. I love that she has something nice and warm and pretty to layer over shirts and under jackets.
(Linking up to Ginny's Yarn Along, a day late and a book short...)