Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Yarn Along:

I finished Gone Girl the other day and just began Far From the Madding Crowd.  And after a mere 19 days, Lucy's sweater is just about complete.  All that remains is to sew on the buttons, these 1930s glass ones, which I am anxiously awaiting.
Photo courtesy of this shop
I've been contemplating what to do with the leftovers.  I might stretch them with these skeins of madelinetosh vintage in parchment and mare, which I bought at the same time as the yarn for the cardigan.  I'm thinking either a striped pullover, or perhaps a cozy hooded jacket with a zipper, if I am brave enough.
Meanwhile, I am plodding along on this newborn Clara dress, in a very fine wool/silk blend.  I finally tracked down a copy of the pattern at this shop, which I hope to visit in person one day.  This helpful chart provides additional sizes.  There's also an inspiring photo of the dress in white which is currently gracing my desktop and spurring me on.  I'm cutting it close, as my friend's baby is due in 5 weeks.  Wish me luck!

39 comments:

Jordanna @ The House of Muses said...

I still can't get over the amazing colour of this cardigan. I have to find the same and make one for myself now. It felt a little bit like fall this morning.

Rosalind Aymes said...

What a gorgeous cardigan! Adding to my queue

Misty Cottage Crafts said...

The cardigan is lovely but my heart has been won be the buttons!

nocton4 said...

Fantastic, you've got busy needles
Love that cardi
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Donna said...

I know I have said it before but I'll say it again - I just adore that sweater. It's such a great color. And the buttons are perfect!

Rachel Marie said...

That sweater is gorgeous. I read Far From the Madding Crowd not too long ago and loved it-enjoy!

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Tania said...

Love that cardigan, the buttons will be perfect

Suzy Mae said...

What a gorgeous colour and pretty pattern. She looks adorable in it! Far from the Madding Crowd is on my reading table too. I love it. I want to see the movie but am determined to finish the book first :)

Susan said...

That is the sweetest sweater! She looks adorable!

elizabeth said...

wow! you did it! the cutest sweater with the best buttons! how lovely! yay!!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Cute cute!!!

Lucy Bowen said...

Beautiful sweater, such a gorgeous colour and fab buttons.

Mimi said...

Beautiful work! I love the color of the cardigan. And that little dress will be stunning when it's finished.

Jodi said...

Love the cardigan, and those buttons are perfect! I really want to knit a Clara dress for our baby-on-the-way, but I can't find my paper copy of the pattern, and it irks me to no end to have to buy another copy. Wish it were easily available online!

willfulmina said...

It's malabrigo rios in the sunset colorway and I think the adult version of this pattern is called My Favourite!

willfulmina said...

I couldn't believe my luck when I found them online. I really hope they are as good a match in person as they seem.

willfulmina said...

The pattern is excellently written and thanks to a little trick has the tidiest underarms of any top-down sweater I've ever come across.

willfulmina said...

Thanks! The endless road trips helped!

willfulmina said...

Thanks again! She wore it today without buttons and I was SO proud.

Zauberflink said...

This is such a pretty cardigan! And I loooove the buttons!
There seems to be a Clara dress around every corner for me at the moment and I'm very tempted! It is such a cute pattern! But there are other things first and I'm so very slow with everything in this summer heat.
Looking forward to see your Clara growing next week!

willfulmina said...

Oh good! My sister recommended it and she is never wrong!

willfulmina said...

Thanks! I keep checking the mailbox with no luck...

willfulmina said...

I feel the same way! It will be worth the wait from what I hear.

willfulmina said...

Thank you! It's her favorite color.

willfulmina said...

It turned out better than I even hoped!

willfulmina said...

Thanks☺️

willfulmina said...

Thank you! I'll tell my daughter a fellow Lucy thinks so!

willfulmina said...

I am really starting to enjoy knitting the dress now that the seed stitch is out of the way. It was a bit of a slog but will be so worth it.

willfulmina said...

Oh, that's such a bummer. I was planning to scan it because I can just see that happening to me too

willfulmina said...

That's just how it was for me too. I kept spying them everywhere, hoping for an excuse to track down the pattern.

momto5 said...

good luck on the baby item. the sweater for you girlie is lovely and those buttons!! AWESOME!

The Sitting Tree said...

So much cuteness! I love the golden yarn.

Jennifer said...

I love the color! So pretty and how fun to use antique buttons!

Sarah McKelvy said...

Wow! That sweater is gorgeous, and those buttons are amazing.

Sarah McKelvy said...

Wow! That sweater is gorgeous, and those buttons are amazing.

Jenny Riley said...

GORGEOUS cardigan, and she looks so happy wearing it, goes great with the blue top :)
jenny xx www.prettycolumn.co.uk

Elizabeth said...

those buttons! Swoon!