I crocheted my first ever gauge square and because it was about an inch too small, I added 10 chains to the initial pattern. I know that I should have gone up a hook size and done another gauge square, but I don't have anything bigger than a 5 hook.
Two rows after the armpit, I realised that it was getting too full too fast, so I stopped increasing.
In the craziness that was the weekend, it was great to have a two row pattern that I didn't have to think much about.
The yarn is Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton in Dew,that I found at an op shop a while back. Lucky because this dress is using plenty of the stuff. In fact, I might have to stop in another four or so rows because it is starting to get a bit heavy.
I'm feeling a bit foggy today. Miss Pepper woke me up at 4.40am for a cuddle and wouldn't go back to sleep. I started to get impatient with her and then remembered being awake for hours and hours with Indi when she was this age.
I think I have to remind myself now and then that she is only two and not to have the same expectations of her as the big girls. When they were her age I organised my life around their playgroups, dancing classes, story times and nap times, now I think I expect Pepper to fit in to my life until they get home from school.
For some reason now I identify myself as someone with school aged kids and expect to achieve more but the truth is that Pepper is still so little and still so needy.
The first day of winter is probably a good time for this realisation as things are about to slow down here on the farm and I will have more time to play.