Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yarn Along: More Good Stuff

Hmm...now where have we seen these before? This past week saw another Puerperium Cardigan and Aviatrix Hat go on and come off the needles, a shower gift for my sister's friends. I used bits and bobs from my stash (the leftover Noro from the previous Puerperium, some cotton, and some cotton-merino). The sleeves on this one are a bit shorter, and I opted for mostly-cotton as the baby is due in May.

It's always fun to let go of what colours you think should go together, and just throw them together in odd ways. I'm quite pleased with the result!
I love these ceramic buttons, purchased at Wool Tyme in Ottawa; they add so much character for such a small detail!
The hat turned out larger than 0-6 weeks size, so this new baby will have a stylish knitted garment for Spring AND for Fall. Knitting is like that...you're never quite sure what you're going to end up with!

As for reading, I'm into Tim Wynne-Jones' The Uninvited. It's set in a fictional town that sounds an awful lot like the Perth area, so I can relate to the setting. It's part thriller, part family-drama, so I'm enjoying it though not reading it obsessively.

Stop by Small Things to join in this week's Yarn Along if you feel so inclined! I'm off for the next few days, so will check in next week if I don't manage to post again before the weekend.

19 comments:

  1. How wonderful for a May baby! I think the colors are perfect for that time of year. The buttons are just beautiful. I keep an old gallon Mason jar in my den full of buttons, they are little works of art.

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  2. Gasp. Followed by a squeal. So gorgeous. The colours are incredible! I had that experience with the Aviatrix too, it turned out WAY bigger than intended. The button is the perfect touch on the hat.

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  3. What a lovely project! I love knitting baby stuff :)

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  4. How absolutely lovely. You are amazing! I have Stitch n Bitch out from the library and I'm determined I'm going to figure out this knitting thing once and for all. It's not fair that my kids are the only ones going without gorgeous hand knit items, haha. :)

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  5. Your knitting is amazing!! what a lucky baby! The buttons, the colours, just perfect!

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  6. Those are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  7. I love how they match and the color is so beautiful!! Great button choice for the hat!!

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  8. I LOVE the cardigan, gorgeous!!! And the hat is so cute, love the button. Such a lucky baby.

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  9. Oh, so beautiful - wonderful gifts! :) I just love the fun colours. xxx

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  10. The colors go together beautifully. What a great gift!

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  11. I love, love, love this! The colors are gorgeous!!!

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  12. how adorable! love it all very much!

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  13. I love this little outfit. You've done a great job and I'm sure the new mama will love it!

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  14. Those are great buttons! I read The Uninvited a few years ago and it was ok, same opinion as you it seems, and yes it is set in the Perth area which is where the author is from.

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  15. I love those buttons ~ they add the perfect touch to a beautiful outfit! I really want to knit that hat and bookmarked it last time you blogged about it. Hopefully, life will slow down a bit and I can try it. You make it look so easy!

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  16. Cute!!!! So incredibly cute!!!

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