Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November






I've nearly finished this lovely cardigan for Bella. Lori kindly sent me the pattern which my mother-in-law and I have been working through. I cannot lie - Scott's mum has knitted most of it. I wanted to understand the most difficult bits before she left to go back home. So, this is why it's nearly finished. I have learnt a lot and I think I may do it again in another colour.

I picked up again 'I love dirt' by Jennifer Ward. I have a few books like this lying around the house which I can just flick through when I'm short on inspiration.

The weather is crazy at the moment. It must be 23 degrees today! We had to stop yesterday to take a photo of the rainbow and of the Cranes flying south. Sam was quite concerned that they would lose each other on their travels. Bless.

Joining Yarn Along this week.

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous gorgeous coloured cardigan! It looks so happy and bright! How nice of your MIL to be teaching you!
    Kimmy x

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  2. Yeah for learning new things. And for a helpful mother in law. I love that book too. I should really get it again from the library. Love your son's worry for the birds - good to encourage empathy (sympathy?- always get those two mixed up).

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  3. Well done on the knitting. It looks so pretty. And i think i'd better check out that book!

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  4. I just love the cheerful yellow you chose for the cardigan. I look forward to the next one you decide to knit!

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  5. sweet little cardigan!!! love the happy color!

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  6. What a sweet cardi! I'm sure you'll knit the next one easily! :)

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  7. This is really a very pretty sweater. Good luck with the next one.

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  8. That is a really sweet little knit (quite a similar colour to the one I just finished!) and perfect for in-between seasons. I've got I Love Dirt on my wishlist.

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  9. How nice to have a skilled knitter around to help you get through the difficult parts. What an adorable sweater! I'm wondering what your 'dirt' book is about...gardening, playing in dirt with kids?

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  10. Andrea, this is beautiful, and I cannot believe how quickly it came together.
    I hope you are doing well, and still making some time to rest.

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  11. wow, there it is, your sweater! i'm tickled pink to see your yellow knitting and it is so fun to see you among the yarnalongers. thankgoodness for the mil, she is lovely for giving you confindence!

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  12. Oh!! beautiful!! and the color is so sweeet!

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  13. The cardigan is so sweet Andrea. It will be so lovely for you to see Bella wearing something knitted by you, you've done a wonderful job. xo

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  14. pretty pretty pretty! bella is going to be so cute in that!

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  15. What a fresh color! I am also knitting a top down cardigan right now. I hope mine goes as quickly.

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  16. What a beautiful yellow cardigan - the colour yellow make me feel happy xo

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  17. The cardi is such a lovely sunshine colour. We're all knitted out with autumn tones here, it is the season now. Good book choice too :)
    xx

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  18. Such a pretty colour. Happy knitting.

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