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On the Eve of my 40th

It’s a funny old thing, tomorrow I will be officially classed as ‘middle-aged’. Imagine my shock and horror at hearing this just a couple of weeks ago when I hurt my knee. I was not impressed and I really don’t feel like I am ‘middle-aged’…apart from said injury. And really, you are only as old/young as you feel, right?

This is the first year that I wished I could celebrate this milestone with my twin brother, and not only because of the state of the world, but because it feels like a big milestone. Did you know that I have a twin brother? I have only celebrated with him once since I moved abroad when I was 15. That’s when he came to visit me in London. So really, it’s not much different to any other year, only it really feels different. Anyway, I will be celebrating him as well tomorrow!

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FOs: A Couple of Twin Dresses

A friend from the German group I used to take Luke to asked me to knit a couple of dresses for a friends twin girls. This gave me an opportunity to look for a new pattern.

I loved knitting this pattern, it was really easy to knit and really quick. I used double yarn of DROPS Safran, a cotton yarn. The pattern is really well written and easy to follow. While it called for other yarn, I found using this combination worked really well and it resulted in the right size of dress.

As the dresses were for twin girls I wanted to keep the colours similar, but with a little bit of a difference. I am a twin myself (I have a twin brother) and even though my mum never dressed us in the same clothes, I still think twins need to assert their individuality. And why shouldn’t that start when they are still toddlers?

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