At last week’s Yarn Along, I saw a Puerperium Cardigan knitted up here, and loved it! So this week, two of them came off my needles. The first one is knitted in Araucania Ulmo, a cotton yarn in delicious colours. I love it when you’re not sure what it’s going to look like it the end!
The second one has edging in the same yarn; the rest is knitted in Rowan Milk Cotton. I don’t really understand how Milk Protein can be a yarn, but it’s 30% of this one, and it’s really just so, so soft!
I borrowed the book Knitting Motifs for Babies and Kids from a friend and attempted my first colour work in the second cardie. I’m not sure if I’m really patient enough for things like this, but there are such sweet designs in here. I do love these little lions…..
They are, however a bit bigger than I wanted them to be. I have this sleeveless top that Kaya used to wear in his first weeks, and I’d love to make something that size. (That’s him wearing it up there, at four weeks old…). These cardies are a few inches longer, so I might try and adapt them a bit for a shorter version.
Other than that, I am reading Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres. I loved Birds Without Wings and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, so I recently got it from the library. It took some getting used to, seeing that it is from both human and dog perspective – but I’m slowly getting into it. I am definitely brushing up on my “Australianisms”. Luckily there is a glossary in the back.
Also reading, many more times than I think strictly necessary, Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. Kaya has shoes with dinosaurs on them, so it’s a firm favourite at the moment!
Now, off to share and see what other’s are up to, at small things…