Joining in with Ginny at Small Things.
Well I have made a little more progress with my Tea Leaves cardi. 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! I tried it on Jairah who is 3 and it fits him, it’s meant to be 3-6month in size. I have put it aside and will try knitting another Puerperium but I’ll try the newborn size. Has anyone else found the Puerperium runs on the large size? I have used the yarn and needle size the pattern calls for. Oh well, looks like Jairah will score himself a new outfit. The yarn is by Bendigo Woollen Mills from their Rustic line in Elm, which I would describe as a lovely grey/green. 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. Looks like the baby will be geting a lovely blue Puerperium instead!
I am reading The Year The Horses Came, by Mary Mackey. It is the first book in the Earthsong trilogy. Based back in ancient times, it is based on a girl, Marrah, who only knows peaceful living. Her people worship Goddess Earth. 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. I’m only half way through, so the storyline is still unfolding. I’m liking it so far.
Looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous knitting and hearing about what everyone is reading. Jacinta x