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.

Comments

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!
Monica said…
beautiful cardigan... beautiful!!
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.
martha said…
This might be my favorite tiny tea leaves I've seen. I love the color you've chosen.
Shelley in SC said…
Mmmmm, beautiful sweater! Love the blue. And the ballet moves are quite stunning too : )!
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.
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.
Laura said…
It looks wonderful -- especially sweet with the dress!

A very happy New Year to you!
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!
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.
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.

Kate
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!
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
Twisted Knitter said…
It's beautiful! The color is lovely and the wearer is visibly happy with it.
Charity said…
Fabulous little sweater! I can see why it's become a favourite. :o)
Anonymous said…
yes i know where you are coming from - good luck in the new year - annesmith2000@hotmail.com
nicole said…
I love it. It looks so beautiful on her. And compliments the gorgeous dress perfectly!
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.
Jane said…
I just adore this sweater. And it's perfect for a little girl. I made my own out this same color!
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
Thimbleanna said…
Give up? Never! You're always so inspiring. This little cardigan is adorable -- especially on your cute model!
Brad Fallon said…
Really lovely! The cardigan is perfect with the dress.
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.
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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...
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...

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