Archive for May, 2012

Olive Juice

I knitted seven cardigans last year. I think that may be a personal record. They were all little of course, and I must admit I’m a bit addicted to the little cardigan. They’re quick, they’re cute and there’s just something about a little person buttoned into a knitted thing. It says “love”. There was a time very recently that I shed tears for my hand knitted cardigans, and folded them lovingly into vacuum-sealed bags, believing they’d get no wear in Brisbane. I started researching cotton yarns, resigning myself to the limitations of knitting with cotton. Then came one particular morning last week when we all woke up freezing. That’s what I’d forgotten about Australia, the weather might be mild, but it follows you into the house. Out came all the little cardigans. Love.

One of the little cardigans I knitted last year was this one.

So far, it has won me 197 hearts and 16 new friends on Ravelry. I modelled it on something straight from the catalogue of Olive Juice Kids, making up the pattern as I went.

I used Rowan Purelife Organic Wool in Alder Buckthorn. It’s processed entirely without chemicals. I recall finding a prickle in it. It’s lovely stuff.

And what’s on the needles now? Another little cardigan, of course. This time in a wool/cotton blend. Just in time for “winter”.

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