Sunday, 12 September 2010

Purl Alpaca Town

So you may have read about a skirt that I started when we were still in Great Ormond Street. That was May and my goal was to finish it before the cold weather came. With no end in sight of our stay at GOSH I assumed that the skirt would be started and finished by Florence’s bedside. But Flo has now turned 6 months old and on Friday night I finished the skirt. Yes, it took me 4 months to do, but it’s pretty understandable with learning how to look after a baby as well as dealing with all the medical appointments, drugs and tube feeds.

I feel a great sense of achievement at finishing this garment, especially as the weather’s just starting to turn and there will be ample opportunity to wear it. It’s strange how finishing the skirt really feels like closing a door on that stay at the hospital. Although there may be further stays in future, now this project has been cast off and ends woven in, I have a strange sense of closure for that very traumatic part of our lives.

You can wear the skirt three different ways, so this is a really versatile and wearable project. It can be worn as a skirt, dress or poncho and I think it looks great in all three variations. I think my favourite is the skirt with a wide belt round it. I’m so glad I got this finished and it looks nice on me! Bring on the Autumn.

I’ve just realised that I never gave you an update on how our fun run went for Great Ormond Street. Well we raised an AMAZING £6,420! A big thank you for all the donations and runners we had in Team Florence. Perhaps Flo will do it with us next year.