Monday, December 5, 2011

A rusty Puerperium.

I made a wee cardigan last week.
Cause, you know, that's what I should be doing three weeks before xmas... nevermind about the mountain of things on my Christmas crafting list?!
But really, I couldn't resist. I saw a picture of one that another blogger had made, and was instantly sold on making one of my own.

I didn't have any money for yarn, so I used something I had in my stash already. I found a giant bag of this wool at the op shops some time ago. ( I'm guessing it used to be a very large men's jumper in a past life..). I decided it was 'unisex' enough, and set to work.

The pattern was wonderfully simple and knitted up really quickly. I can see many more of these in my future.

I did break my destash rule by buying buttons, for only the second time ever. Seven matching, wooden, buttons are hard to find in my stash.
But I think spending $7.50 total on a handknit jumper is still pretty a-okay. Can't wait to take pictures of the little munchkin all snuggled up in it.


  1. It's gorgeous! Buttons are so expensive aye! Was looking for wooden ones yesterday, couldn't find any I liked... :(
    Great job on this! I will put it on my list for winter :)

  2. oooh!! yes. think I'll be having to knit one of these up too ~ once I'm the crochet blanket I promised myself I'd finish before I start anything else! ...... (or maybe not...)

  3. My goodness, what a gorgeous little addition to the new baby stash and at that price, such a bargain. Christmas crafting is always done at the last minute here too.

  4. I love it! Knitting sleeves in the round scares me but I am going to try it just because I love this one so much. The price of buttons is ridiculous! They are only that expensive because knitting is so popular now which seems stupid.

  5. Love love love!

    I need to knit another in a larger size... Podge is getting pretty huge pretty fast!