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January 31, 2013

Still buttonless

Colors of Kauai sits behind me, still buttonless. This is partly because I'm still undecided, and partly because I'm lazy, as has been established many a time before.

I have solved the indecision of holiday knitting, however.

Bellevue in BCGarn Silkbloom from SuzyHausFrau.


And just in case I finish that, (LOL!) I've packed some yarn for a Fractured Light hat and mitts.

Lets face it, what knitter doesn't overestimate the knitting projects they'll work on on holiday? This has been an awful, awful week, topped off by my credit card details being stolen. I desperately need this holiday. Long, long overdue!

And excitement - we're going to Hobbiton! I wonder where I might find a certain Elf? ;)

In other news, I made a Sorbetto top.

What an awesome pattern - not quite sure why I haven't made one of these before! I added the sleeve pattern available at Sew, Incidentally...
A great way to economically use some Liberty Tana Lawn! I made a size 4 and used 80cm, including the sleeves. I really love this print, it's one of the new Seasonals, which just arrived at Calico & Ivy a couple of weeks ago.

See all the little critters hiding amongst the swirls? Love!

At first I didn't add the trim or buttons, but I think the centre pleat got lost amongst the patterned fabric, so I added the bits. Much happier with it now! (And yes, I've packed it for the trip!)

Posted by Donna at January 31, 2013 06:55 PM


I can't believe you made that top with only 80cm of fabric! Amazing!

I always way overpack on the knitting!

Posted by: RoseRed at January 31, 2013 09:48 PM

Have a wonderful time away! Love the colour of your holiday knitting! Over pack? One year I went to Windang with DD for a week and took a whole laundry basket of yarn -- I didn't know what I might want to knit!

Posted by: Lynne at January 31, 2013 10:27 PM

Cute! And I love the color of the new shawl.

I really hope they sort out your credit card soon. It's happened to my partner twice, and it's such a pain.

Posted by: sprite at February 1, 2013 01:08 AM

gorgeous gorgeous fabric. i hope it stops raining long enough over there for you to wear it. mmmm elves....

Posted by: Drk at February 5, 2013 08:42 PM

I have the same problem when I went away for a month. Decided to bring 4 projects and in the end worked on 3 of them. Have a good holiday and safe travel.

Posted by: Ann Lim at February 8, 2013 01:06 PM