I’ve always wanted to knit a yellow cardigan for Giselle as she looks so pretty in yellow with her fair skin and blonde hair. After making a couple of doll sized Olearia cardigans I had added making one for my kids to the “wish to knit” list. When I was looking through the yarn stash I noticed a few balls of this yellow Moda Vera Beetle yarn and decided to cast one on straight away. It’s a good cheap yarn which I have used for a few accessory projects before when I wanted something colourful and not prickly (it comes in a great rainbow of colours).
Sometimes after the excitement of finishing a project it’s overwhelming trying to decide what to make next with 4 kids all wanting something for them, gifts to make and so many tempting patterns on Ravelry. When you pull out all your yarn to decide on a project I love it when the answer just jumps out at you like this one did. The pattern is called Olearia by Georgie Hallam of TikkiKnits and it is great as there are many options to personalise the length, sleeves and the gathering to your liking. Having said that my daughter did decide she wanted the same style as the last Dolly Olearia I made.
This was whipped up in no time – well over 10 days to be exact which is pretty good I reckon. It is getting a bit colder already so this is a great cardigan to add a bit of warmth for Autumn but not too much just yet. We dressed it up for the photos but it would look equally as cute with jeans or shorts.
With a a stupid sinus infection I have made some extra time lately to relax and knitting helps me to do just that. My problem once again is what to make next!!
Yellow seems a very Easter colour to me and when Gigi asked me if she could hold one of the yellow pom pom chrysanthemums that I bought for our Easter table I thought it was a great idea. Aren’t they the cutest flowers? They remind me of little bunny tails but yellow ones.
What does yellow make you think of? Do you get some extra time for knitting or other crafts during the Easter break? Personally I love staying at home for Easter and avoiding the holiday traffic chaos.
Wishing a very happy easter to you and your family.