Yesterday was such a strange day. There was that definite "run over by a bus" feeling of total child-induced exhaustion, which just set me up perfectly for a Murphy's Law kind of day. Blogging about not mailing my Christmas gifts pushed me to get it done (good), but I tore a few holes in my new silk shirt on the splintered post office counter while paying (not good). I had a great time laughing with my wee one while running an important errand in the afternoon (good), but then I heard the sing-song voice saying "Pee-pee!" from the backseat while driving home (not good). Said pee-pee went through the strap holes of the car seat and onto the seat of the car. I hadn't planned on spending 50 minutes cleaning pee out of the car yesterday afternoon, but that's what I did. Then, I made dinner for everyone but me and rushed like a mad thing to go to a parents' social evening for my daughter's school that I was no longer in any mood for...and I had a great time! I came home early to help with any lingering bedtime mayhem, and the girls were asleep! The day ended on a real high note. I'm so glad I didn't give up on it by 7pm as I was tempted to do.
One of the presents I got into the mail was my fourth Neighborly vest (raveled here), this one for our goddaughter. She's a Northern Hemisphere dweller, so if the colors meet her highly-discerning 3 year old fashion sense, she should get some good use out of it in an already very cold winter.
I think this is the nicest Neighborly I've made yet! The colors really pop, and I love that unexpected yellow that appeared just as I turned under the hem. I used Noro Taiyo this time around, and I'm very happy with it. Although Noro has gorgeous color tones, it can be quite itchy to the touch. Taiyo is a blend with only a bit of wool, so it was perfect for the collar of a child's vest. That it was lovely to knit with is another big bonus!