Permaculture in Action

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yarn Along

Off the needles.....

 I have finished the little striped cardi from the '60 quick baby knits'. Knitted on circular needles, it was very quick. Picking up the stitches under the arm was a bit tricky and I know I need to do it better next time, but it turned out kinda cute, I think. Now just have to wait and see if the baby is a boy or girl before adding buttons.

And on the needles.....
Another little cardi for the newborn. I love the colour as it will go with pink leggings for a girl and navy leggings for a boy. If it's a girl I might even embroider some flowers!

And today a beautiful gift arrived, hand delivered by my brother (who has been helping with a few projects around the farm) from a mutual friend.

Sam wrote such a beautiful inscription.....

"over 100 new recipes using my favourite sustainable produce"  How cool is that.I've only had a quick look at the book but it sure looks interesting. "Kylie Kwong has created over 100 fresh, seasonal and sustainably produced food"  Should be able to get some inspiration for my CSA newsletter!
Kylie has travelled around Australia to meet the people behind the produce she is so passionate about.

Joining in with Ginny for Yarn Along  see a her button on the side bar to link in with others.


  1. Kate, the cardigan came out just adorable and I know you must be so excited waiting for the baby to arrive!
    Looks like your brother knows his sister very well, that is a perfect book for you. I hope you share some of the recipes!
    Have a great yarn along day!

  2. Wow you get through some knitting! The cardie is gorgeous! Looks like a great recipr book from a friend who thinks you are wonderful!

  3. Such a cute cardigan. The buttons can make such a difference, can't they. What a great book. I will need to see if I can get ahold of it. I love new recipes.

  4. Beautiful knitting! will look so cute on a boy or girl.

  5. The stripy cardi is so cheerful! Lucky you - that book looks really interesting.

  6. You're a knitting machine, woman!! And what a great book to add to your library. Lovely words, too - you are indeed 'integrity with heart'.

  7. Hey Kate, your knitting needles are smokin' you are one fast knitter. That little stripey cardi looks great and reminds me of Summer, lemon meringue pie, sorbet and sunny days....

    Kylie Kwongs book sounds very interesting, I'm sure you'll enjoy lots of wonderful meals from it.

    Thanks for the offer of a cuppa, would love to take you up on it, but I'm flying back home on Sunday night and the boys are driving..........

    It's a bit damp here on the Gold Coast but tomorrow should be fine, hope you have a great weekend .....

    Claire :}

  8. Ooh, I love the striped sunshiny and happy! There is something so special about inscriptions in books, isn't there? They make a thoughtful gift even more so! Have a good weekend, Kate. :)

  9. Don't you love it when someone writes a comment in a book.It then becomes a book to keep forever. Lovely thought.

  10. Kate, love that sweet cardigan.

    I had a Kylie Kwong's eggs for breakfast this morning. I don't know if they are in your book but they go like this; fry three eggs in sunflower oil, lay on plate, top with chopped spring onions, red chilli, soy sauce and a touch of sesame oil. I eat them often and each time they are a joy!

    Take precious care,

    Katie x