Thursday, 27 December 2012

Christmas Holidays - Cotton Cardigan 1

I'm finally back at my computer after a beautiful five days away with the family in Balingup. It has been a truly magical time to just relax, eat, play, knit and of course, eat some more! I hope you had a wonderful time over Christmas too - sharing some beautiful moments with loved ones, indulging in whatever passions you have and having time to unwind after the pre-Christmas rush. 

Here are a couple of pictures I had to share - one is the little dove that is now sitting on my mum's tree and the other is my eldest, Big B who had never seen a turkey that big! Not pictured is the really wicked game of boules in which both boys managed to beat the adults fair and square -helped by the very bumpy Balingup ground :).

Before I left for Balingup, I was telling you that I was really excited about knitting myself a cardigan over the Christmas holidays. Well, I'm well underway with my Debbie Bliss A-line cardigan (from the Amalfi pattern book) made with Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton in Sky Blue. I've completed the back and almost two sleeves. It is a bit different from doing a child's knit as it takes much longer to get the gratification of seeing a finished work but the pattern is quick and interesting.

I've modified the hem from a straight moss stitch to a cute lace edging called falling snow. No doubt you will see a few more of these pictures in the next week.

I'm going back to stand in front of the air-conditioner now - it is 39 degrees Celsius today...the first of a series of over 40 degree days. There is a very good upside to this of course. What can you do when you're stuck inside for a couple of days? Knit of course!

1 comment:

  1. That is a gorgeous edging. Just love it.