14 June 2009
Audrey is as warm as now. I love sewing with merino, or rather I just love merino. There are so many different types though. We have a lot here in NZ (go figure with all our sheep) but a lot is superfine, sheer almost, and not quite up to Winter gear. I did find this merino knit, pretty much jersey weight, recently and am tempted to go back and buy the rest of it (if only my purse were to agree). Audrey is a happy camper though as she has (yet again) new pants and mitts.
The mitts idea came about after a friend took her baby (Audrey's age) for a walk in a front pack, facing forward with his hands out. By the time they had reached their destination his poor tiny hands were ice cold. Lucky Audrey has benefited from his trial and error, and is now prepared for any future front-facing walks. Her cold-handed friend has a pair too. I couldn't let the poor boy freeze any longer.