As those of you who are friends on the 'gram will know, Little Miss has started ballet this winter. Aided and abetted by her favorite Ella Bella books, she's been really excited about it.
"Are we going to dance class?" she asks hopefully almost every day when I pick her up from school. She doesn't quite have days of the week down well enough to predict it yet, so when I get to say, "Yes, it's Tuesday!" it's like a mini-surprise.
Of course, once we're there I'm not allowed to leave the room. And it's really more like organized (semi-organized?) stomping and cavorting than something you would really call "dance". But she has fun, so that's the main thing.
And, I'm not gonna lie, I have fun, too. Of course, it's most important to me that the kids love whatever activities they decide to do, but it's a great bonus when their chosen thing is interesting for me to watch, as well.
And, and, if there's knitting involved that's, like, a double-down great bonus.
As soon as I saw this sweater on Alicia Paulson's blog I knew that it was a thing that simply had to be made. I originally thought I'd do it up in pale "ballerina" pink, but I was overruled, so purple it was. The pattern had a few places where I had to guess, but it was fairly easy on the whole. I knitted it in just a few days in Malabrigo Arroyo (new washable sport weight--love!), and it's been happily thrown on with her tutu and "tap-tap" shoes every week since.
[Ravelry details here for my knitter friends!]