Yarn Along

Joining in with Ginny from Small Things this week.

I am happy to say I have finished my Puerperium.  I love how it has knitted up, even if it is still a little bigger than intended, but then it will fit longer won’t it!  I found the perfect buttons while out for a friends birthday earlier this week.  The yarn is made by Bendigo Woollen Mills, Luxury 8ply in Lake.  It’s so soft and buttery, very hard to believe it is 100% pure wool.  It’s perfect for babies.

Close up of the buttons

As for my Tea Leaves cardi, I now have both sleeves knitted, just the button bands and I’m done.  Hopefully I’ll have pictures next week.  I have started a new project for a friend’s birthday gift.  It will be based on this pattern.  The yarn is lovely and soft.  I’m already 4 rows in, after casting it on this afternoon.  So I should have it knitted up pretty quick.

The yarn I’m using for my friend’s birthday present

I finished, The Year The Horses Came, by Mary Mackey.  While it was an ok read, it was pretty full on in places, not for those who don’t like gruesome scenes.  Of course, it has ended on a bit of a cliff hanger, so I will have to read the next book to find out what happens next and being a trilogy, probably all three books!  I think I need a change for the time being though, I have been searching for something else to read, but haven’t found anything that grabs me so far.  Will be seeing what you are all recommending.

Jacinta x

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  • http://pumpkinsunrise.com swanski

    Don’t like gruesome so I won’t be reading it, thanks for the warning. The sweater came out so very lovely. I just adore the diagonal buttons on the raglan edge 🙂

  • http://scrapsofstarlight.blogspot.com a soulful life

    Wow! It is just perfect! I love the shape.
    The buttons are so pretty and ethereal.

  • http://clover-seven.blogspot.com Tracey

    Great baby sweater Jacinta and I love the description you used to describe the yarn, buttery sounds so perfect!

  • http://momentsofpeacemama@yahoo.com Kate

    Those buttons look great. I can’t wait to see your cardi. Good luck picking a change-of-pace book. There are so many recommendations out there I find it hard to pick just one 🙂

  • http://www.craftsfromthecwtch.co.uk Sarah – Crafts from the Cwtch

    Gorgeous! Those buttons and the yarn just look beautiful.

  • http://mommymarginalia.blogspot.com Victoria @ Mommy Marginalia

    What a perfect Puerperium! I agree- the buttons look wonderful!

  • alisa

    love your little sweater, it is perfect!! and your new yarn looks beautiful!

  • http://www.wifemomknitter.wordpress.com Jen

    Aww! It came out so nice. I love the buttons, too.

    Can’t wait to see more of that cowl!

  • katherine mcwhinney

    Cute fabric and some more gorgeous knitting! Its definately going to be knitting weather over the next few days lol.

  • mistea

    Lovely little cardy – like that closure and the pretty buttons really do finish it nicely.

    Enjoy the new project that yarn is gorgeous.

  • http://edegraw.me Erin @ Wild Whispers

    I love your sweater! (I can not spell that P word without looking it up, so I’m not going to today! Haha!) Can’t wait to see your Tea Leaves!