Joining in with Ginny at Small Things.
Well I have made a little more progress with my Tea Leaves cardi. Â I now have one sleeve! I made a start on a Beyond Puerperium for a friend’s baby and it has been knitting up beautifully, but it is sizing up HUGE! Â I tried it on Jairah who is 3 and it fits him, it’s meant to be 3-6month in size. Â I have put it aside and will try knitting another Puerperium but I’ll try the newborn size. Â Has anyone else found the Puerperium runs on the large size? Â I have used the yarn and needle size the pattern calls for. Â Oh well, looks like Jairah will score himself a new outfit. Â The yarn is by Bendigo Woollen Mills from their Rustic line in Elm, which I would describe as a lovely grey/green. Â Thankfully when I originally ordered the yarn for this project, I could decided between Elm and another yarn colour, Lake blue, so I got them both. Â Looks like the baby will be geting a lovely blue Puerperium instead!
I am reading The Year The Horses Came, by Mary Mackey. Â It is the first book in the Earthsong trilogy. Â Based back in ancient times, it is based on a girl, Marrah, who only knows peaceful living. Â Her people worship Goddess Earth. Â She has a vision of terrible beastmen invading their peaceful living and sets off accompanied by her brother, Arang, and Stavan, a man who she rescued from near death, to warn a priestess in a faraway city of the possible attack from the beastmen. Â I’m only half way through, so the storyline is still unfolding. Â I’m liking it so far.
Looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous knitting and hearing about what everyone is reading. Â Jacinta x