Thursday, January 06, 2011

and now for some knitting

Now I know some of you come here only for the knitting and I am afraid that seems to have been in short supply. In fact, those who come only for the knitting may very well have given up coming altogether. I do hope not.

For I do still knit.

Every night.

This is the Tiny Tea Leaves cardigan, which you may recall I began way back at the beginning of November.

It knitted up in hardly any time at all and I loved every single stitch of this pattern. The yarn, Cascade 220, was very satisfying to work with and seems to wear very well, I will certainly be back for more; the pattern was an absolute joy to knit. Plenty of interest to begin with, some speedy stocking stitch and no seaming. Love, love no seaming.

It was knitted especially for the dress it is being worn with but it swiftly became the favourite cardigan and she has even taken to wearing it to school on very cold days, much warmer than the regulation navy cardigan she normally wears.

We began our photo-shoot indoors and the model thought some ballet moves would best display my handy-work. But the light was poor so we ventured outdoors where she performed daredevil moves high upon the garden table. Huh, I would like to see the Next Top Model contestants perform in such conditions.


Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

That is such a gorgeous sweater!!! And it's perfect with the dress. And yes, she's a beautifully talented model who seems to be in good spirits under the hardest conditions!!! I come here because your photography is always gorgeous, your writing beautiful and thoughtful and your crafts impeccably perfect!

Thursday, January 06, 2011 4:31:00 pm  
Blogger Monica said...

beautiful cardigan... beautiful!!

Thursday, January 06, 2011 4:45:00 pm  
Anonymous Alison said...

I love that cardigan!! And the modelling is absolutely topnotch, I can tell you.

I just wish I had the kind of figure that could wear a grownup version - but alas, I definitely have Hips. I shall leave it to the children and the gamine amongst us.

Also - my favourite blogs are those that include real life along with the knitting/weaving/spinning/making. So thank you for doing just that; those that are here only for the knitting don't know what they're missing.

Thursday, January 06, 2011 4:53:00 pm  
OpenID martha said...

This might be my favorite tiny tea leaves I've seen. I love the color you've chosen.

Thursday, January 06, 2011 4:54:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

Mmmmm, beautiful sweater! Love the blue. And the ballet moves are quite stunning too : )!

Thursday, January 06, 2011 4:55:00 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

That is the perfect sweater! Gorgeous ballet dancing too. Happy new year. I am blogging again and it feels strange but its lovely to catch up.

Thursday, January 06, 2011 5:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Jo said...

Absolutely beautiful! and the ballet moves set it off to perfection.

I've just cast on for a tea leaves cardigan of my own, and I've heard great things about both patterns.

Thursday, January 06, 2011 5:22:00 pm  
Anonymous Laura said...

It looks wonderful -- especially sweet with the dress!

A very happy New Year to you!

Thursday, January 06, 2011 5:32:00 pm  
Blogger dottycookie said...

Oh, how lovely! My smaller one has just looked at the photos and declares she would like one too. An excuse to buy wool - woohoo!

Thursday, January 06, 2011 5:45:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

It's gorgeous (as is she)! I've had a tea leaves on my to knit list for me, but now I'm worried about Alison's warning. For I indeed have hips.In fact, I am sure they are larger than they were a few weeks ago. Damn those mince pies.

Thursday, January 06, 2011 6:55:00 pm  
Blogger harmony and rosie said...

I absolutely love the cardi and it's a beautiful colour too. I've been eyeing up a variety of tea leaves cardigans on Ravelry and earmarked one for a future project but I'm still on the scarves stage so not sure just when that future project will be.


Thursday, January 06, 2011 8:23:00 pm  
Blogger Sue said...

It is just the perfect color to make that cardigan in. Just beautiful work. I do visit your blog especially for the knitting, but I always like to read what you have to post about in other things too!

Friday, January 07, 2011 12:15:00 am  
Blogger kristina said...

Oh it's lovely and perfect with the dress--and with school uniform, too, I'm sure! And there's nothing better than no-seam knits.

K x

Friday, January 07, 2011 12:23:00 pm  
Blogger Twisted Knitter said...

It's beautiful! The color is lovely and the wearer is visibly happy with it.

Friday, January 07, 2011 4:13:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

Fabulous little sweater! I can see why it's become a favourite. :o)

Friday, January 07, 2011 5:26:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes i know where you are coming from - good luck in the new year -

Friday, January 07, 2011 9:17:00 pm  
Blogger nicole said...

I love it. It looks so beautiful on her. And compliments the gorgeous dress perfectly!

Saturday, January 08, 2011 11:49:00 am  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Oh it's so beautiful, as is your little lass. Do I take it from Ali's comment it can be knitted for adults too? It is on my wish list, it really is.

Saturday, January 08, 2011 12:09:00 pm  
Blogger Jane said...

I just adore this sweater. And it's perfect for a little girl. I made my own out this same color!

Saturday, January 08, 2011 1:00:00 pm  
Blogger aniexma said...

Really lovely!

Saturday, January 08, 2011 3:22:00 pm  
Anonymous sweetmyrtle said...

i love this pattern and have seen the adult version. how sweet it is on your wee girl (what a great model too). musing now wether to knit one for my 10 yr old?
Happy Weekend to you xx

Saturday, January 08, 2011 9:01:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Give up? Never! You're always so inspiring. This little cardigan is adorable -- especially on your cute model!

Sunday, January 09, 2011 5:25:00 am  
Anonymous Brad Fallon said...

Really lovely! The cardigan is perfect with the dress.

Sunday, January 09, 2011 7:06:00 am  
Anonymous kim said...

Aw, love Miss Tilly's new cardi. Oh, and BTW, I don't come here just for the knitting, although I do enjoy it muchly.

Sunday, January 09, 2011 1:16:00 pm  
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:32:00 pm  
Anonymous Suzy said...

I love it! What colour did you use?
I am knitting a tiny tea leaves at the moment for Rose in Cascade 220 in black.I hope it will be as nice looking as yours. It is the first time I knit in back for her, it is not my favorite colour for children, but to keep the peace...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:12:00 pm  
Anonymous Suzy said...

I love it! What colour did you use?
I am knitting a tiny tea leaves at the moment for Rose in Cascade 220 in black.I hope it will be as nice looking as yours. It is the first time I knit in back for her, it is not my favorite colour for children, but to keep the peace...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:12:00 pm  

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