I think this will be my last knit of the year. I am well and truly in the busy season. Christmas drinks last night, drinks tonight at a neighbours, nativity rehearsal tomorrow, drinks and dinner tuesday, last day of school wednesday and our street Christmas party, hair appointment and so it goes on. Squeeze in last minute Christmas shopping and getting ready to host Christmas day here and I’m flat out.
This little knit just needed some ends weaved in and buttons put on but it’s been sitting there for a few weeks. On the dining room table staring at me.
The pattern is In threes by Kelly without a net. Knit up in Bendigo Woollen Mills Spring Cotton which is cotton with a hint of lycra which helps it keep its shape. It’s a real favourite of mine and great to use for little ones because you can just chuck it in the wash and it washes and dries really well. And for new mums (and busy mums) that is the best thing you can ask for in a knit.
And I was going to call this post ‘ how to photograph a cardigan when your toddler won’t sit still’. She climbed the stairs
she showed her nappy, she did the back arch, she came down the stairs…..
we went outside and she ran away from me……and it set the tone for the day because she ran away from all morning
she’d stop for a second so I could snap a pic……………and then she was off again
she tried to get out of the gates
And when we got to church she lasted most of mass sitting still but the last 10 minutes were spent coming and going and hanging out of a side door. During the nativity rehearsal she ran around, sat next to mary and joseph, ran out the back, pretended she was a big kid, didn’t want to leave!
But back to the cardigan – this is a great little project for beginners who are looking for their first proper cardigan. If you can cast on, cast off, do garter and stocking stitch then you can do this cardigan.
And I’ll leave you with the dramatic pose of the day!
This would be the ‘now I don’t want to leave so you’ll have to carry me out of here pose’……we know it well!
p.s. Have you entered my Kitchen Aid giveaway? With over 2,000 entries received already, I’m giving away 2! If you’re an Australian resident then get your entry in here because it closes tomorrow! It’s my Christmas present to you……….