Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kina

I'm ashamed to admit that this lovely piece of buttercup warmth lay unfinished and idle for too long as I sulked about it.  If you remember I had a few issues with too many stitches and after the eleventy hundredth tantrum over it, I huffily tossed it into the bowels of my knitting basket.

Initially I eyed it off with disdain and happily pulled out other projects as if to say, "Ha, ha, I'm not knitting you again today you villainous lemon yarn!" Then the guilt slowly crept in and I found myself covering over the ever so squishy ball of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino with other yarns so I wouldn't have to look at it.


But finally I mellowed. My bad mood had lifted and I was in the right frame of mind to tackle it again. And just in time as winds have sprung up here to rival Dorothy's Kansas to Oz breeze.

Once I got past the iffy part (absolutely nothing wrong with the pattern...just the knitter!) it was smooth sailing and provided that simple back and forth kind of knitting perfect for hauling out into the Autumn sun whilst the wee babe slept and the bigger babe bounced.


I couldn't have dreamt up a more fitting button for my little flittery butterfly than this gorgeous wooden one from Tangled Yarns (simply the best yarn shop in the world...and they post too!).

Bijou's buttery Kina ravelled here.

(And yes, mon petit poppet has always held her pinky just so as she drinks a cup of tea.)

13 comments:

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

steph what a delightful cardi for one sweet tea drinking girl! ohhh I'm so glad you persisted! it's simply divine and of course it has nothing to do with it being in my favourite hue! xx

Bungalowgirl said...

Well done for hanging in there with something hard earned. Lovely colour and your girl is looking so grown up these days, frightening really, must take a closer look at miss Liongirl! melx

Catherine said...

That little cardigan is certainly worth the angst you had in the beginning, perfectly snuggly for our cold days. You gorgeous girl is growing up so much Steph. Have a great week. xx

Tammi said...

Steph I am so glad you perservered with it, it is utterly adorable. Oh how I wish there were some little girls in my life I could knit for :)
x

Tania said...

First of all what a lovely little dainty tea drinker your girl is.
And as you know, that mistake makes two of us :) I too have finished mine, but haven't gotten around to pics yet. This cold turn of weather makes it seem a little summery for right now. But I'm sure we will have a sunny day soon to try it out. Such a pretty Auntumny yellow too.

moose and bird said...

What a talent you are lovely lady! I absolutely adore mustard yellow at the moment and Bijou wears it just beautifully! It doesn't do me any favours! Hope you and your little clan are well! Much love x

Kate said...

Ohmygoodness, it's divine!!!
Go you for finishing it.
And I so have to knit something in yellow urgently after seeing that sunshiney piece of gorgeousness. xx

green tea and red nails said...

gosh you are clever. loving the colour and the gorgeous girl wearing it! also admiring that fabulous vintage floral quilt!

Kel x

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous Steph, well done!
Jenni (Hexies)

Kylie said...

She will make a great officers wife holding a pinky like that.
Why is it that you took until I left town to get into knitting and going to Tangled Yarns?
Miss you. We are coming to your hood in July. I'll send you an email. Need to catch up and give that little man of yours a squish and that girl - my how big is she looking.

Cindy said...

That colour is edible. It's really lovely - I'm sure you're proud to have finished it, just as your little girl is as proud wearing it.

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

I couldn't get past that little pinky finger while drinking tea - adorable! You did not let that project beat you - I am impressed - congrats!

Quill and Ink Handmade said...

What a lovely post, Steph x

I'm learning how to knit at the moment; it just seems like the thing to do in winter, on the couch after the babes are asleep, in front of the roaring fire :)

I've had to rescue my knitted bits a few time from Lyra, who thinks it's just wonderful to pull and watch unravel. But at least I'm getting plenty of practice starting again!

Happy Thursday!

x

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