Monday, November 29, 2010

Tea Leaves.

After just over two months I am thrilled to report that I have cast off, darned in the ends and sewn on the buttons of my Tea Leaves cardi.

I love, love, love this pattern, I love this colour and I love the buttons I bought at a garage sale years ago and saved for something special.

I am so tempted to cast on another one straight away in grey.

Huge and enormous thanks must go to Ms Nandi for the extra ball of Forest. You are the best!!

All cardi details here.

I'm a bit flat today after the dramas of the weekend. I keep wandering around the house in circles starting things and then moving onto something else. Its terribly cold and windy which doesn't help.

So that's it for me for now.

I hope we all have a great week.
I hope something really exciting and fun happens too.

See ya!


  1. Congrats, it looks awesome... and unlike something that you'd make for your kids - you won't outgrow it!

  2. I love that colour too, and the neckline!
    Would I be going too far if i said i also really, really like the shirt underneath?!

  3. Cardi is fab but I really love the dress!!! xx
    hope the rain stops and the sun shines brightly.

  4. i just read your post from yesterday, can't believe the water going through your place. i hope that it doesn't affect your planting time. the weather really is going beserk isn't it. thinking of you.

    your cardi is to die for Kate! love it.


  5. Ooo, that cardi is devine! Going straight onto my to-do list (which is never ending). And I love that tunic you're waring under it too!

  6. Just gorgeous Kate! And that dress too, love the fabric.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your topsoil. Mother nature has a mind of her own, doesn't she.
    Keep your head up. Love & laughter to you & your family.
    Have a great week. x

  7. I REALLY love your cardy Kate!
    The colour and the style - love the 2 buttons at the top.
    This is crazy weather at the moment - seems rediculous that its flooding there, but so hot here. Much love,xx.

  8. WOW! KATE!! You are so awesome! Loving the pix in this post also :)

  9. Love it Kate! I adore mine too now that I have redone the front edges to my satisfaction. Is it cool enough where you are to get some wear from it before summer? I am hoping for a few chillier days here in Adelaide...

  10. At least while it's cold and rainy, you can wear that gorgeous cardi!!!
    Still, hope the sun starts to shine soon and the waters recede over your way!
    Andi xx

  11. wow! your tea leaves cardigan looks beautiful. you should definitely cast on grey now!

  12. Just love this and I agree you ought to start with the grey. Poor you with the rain. I hope all will be okay.

  13. On ya Kate, looks amazing, I've tried to cast it on but don't get very far... Must try again, buttons are cool too.

  14. Fab cardi and perfect for this weather!

  15. Its gorgeous Kate I can see why you would want to start another straight away. Hope your week is better than your weekend which doesn't sound too fun.

  16. :(
    i just read your other blog - poor you! all that rain. i hope you can plant veggies!
    but on a brighter note your cardi is beautiful. i have that pattern and some gorgeous wool - i just need to find some time ;-)

  17. That's just beautiful & I love the dress you have on underneath! I hope there isn't as much rain as they say there will be this week & that things start to clear up for you..x

  18. The tea leaves cardi is absolutely STUNNING Kate, I think it might be my favourite yet of your knittings.
    And i'm soo glad it's for you, because you deserve something beautiful, especially after the weekend you've had.
    Been thinking about you a lot. Hope this is wonderful week for you.
    sending you lots of love

  19. Your cardi looks great! I think you should definitely cast on another one :)

  20. It is just gorgeous Kate! Maybe you should have a KAL for the next one which would be great fun and would get me motivated to knit one too, lol! Hope the wet and windy weather isnt making you too miserable. I am actually sitting here hoping that we will have some nice sunshine soon!

  21. Cardi is fab Kate! Maybe when I've finished Tikki's KAL I'll have a go at one myself.

    Hope you're land is drying out and that all your soil hasn't been washed away.

    Its -6oC where we are in South Ireland!! Gonna keep the kids home and snuggle up in front of the fire with my knitting. :-)

  22. The rain sounds horrible... But your tea leaves cardigan is fantastic! Great work!

  23. Just Gorgeous! You are so talented! I love the name too!
    Sophie x

  24. Cardi is gorgeous.
    Hope the weather stabilizes and meets your needs for the rest of the summer.

  25. that is one lovely cardigan! The colour and buttons are just so right - I'm sure it will be one of those wardrobe staples that you will want to wear all day every day :)
    I know I would!!

  26. It looks great, Kate! Awful weather, it's snowing here in the UK as I type, brrrrrrr!
    Jak x

  27. It looks SO lovely! I wanna make one!!! :D


  28. You did it! Yay! I threw mine into a corner half finished because I messed it up - but will give it another try! x

  29. fabulous cardie - well worth the effort. Hey just posted something relevant to daylesford - would love to know if you have heard anything about it.

  30. love the cardi and the dress, when you get sick of them please send them my way.i love so cute.

    ps. i was in your town and thought about you every time i turned a corner. xo.

  31. Love your beautiful cardi... and hoping for better weather for you xo

  32. That cardie makes me want to take up knitting!! Of course it would be grey for me. Or maybe a lovely deep red? Sorry to see all that wooshing water flooding your beautiful farm. Looking forward to seeing you & your haircut on Friday. Lets hope the sun is shining! xo

  33. I think the cardi looks fantastic, and oh my god, those flood pictures. It's insane, all this rain.

  34. You really are my knitting super-hero!!! (That's one fabulous cardi!!)

  35. I love it, fab colour, fab style and it looks great with the tunic too. I'm just about to finish a scarf which is my first knitting project, perhaps I'll manage a cardi one day!!


  36. So many comments I'm sure to repeat what has already been said but...
    Gorgeous, really gorgeous! Hard for me to imagine that you call yourself a beginner knitter. The rest of your ensemble is ace too.

    As for your floods, I am sorry to hear about the farmer boys top soil, damn! I hope that you all get a break from it and that the summer comes on just as you like.
    Take care.

  37. gorgeous Ms Kate, colour is amazing!
    have missed you ♥

  38. Hey! You've made my 'whingy post' about the weather seem slightly ridiculous! poor you guys - do you need help?

  39. All that rain and all that water!!!! Such heart-ache :-( Sorry to hear things are a bit wet down your way and I hope it hasn't washed the soil to far away, hugs to you all (((x)))

    Your Cardi is lovely I have been eyeing off that pattern for ages now and it looks fabulous!! Just have to get the right wool for it now :-)

    It is bucketing down here as I write this, the creeks are swelling and half the school will not be there tomorrow as they live on the other side of the river, it takes a few more days rain before our bridge goes over....the boys have their fingers crossed and I am praying for sun :-)

    Take care, Jen

  40. What a wonderful cardi, you have done an awesome job!! I can't believe how much finished garments you have completed since you started knitting, amazing! And I just just ordered some forest luxury, to knit my own Tea Leaves. Hehe copying is one of the highest forms of flattery:)
    Rebecca xx

  41. Kate, oh Kate. This cardigan has got to be as close to perfect as anything I have ever seen. Love it utterly and completely.

  42. I LOVE tea leaves - I have to get up the courage to cast one on. Looks fabulous. As does the cool dress & jeans combo, I love it. Love that dress. Hey sorry about all that water on your paddocks, ouch, hey? Hope it dries out soon...

  43. It's fantastic, Kate! It's a great colour, too. I really hope the rain doesn't cause too much trouble for your planting. I don't know whether you guys have had the storms we've had this afternoon, but they were phenomenal. I don't remember having rain and wind like that before, at least not in this house!

  44. Hey Kate! I was perusing ravelry when I came across your tea leaves cardi. I think it is lovely (the green caught my eye first!). I like it so much that I want to knit it too (I never seem to knit for myself) but I am having trouble getting the pattern. I've clicked the link to Madeline Tosh but it won't allow me to purchase it and my email to their info email address is being rejected. Did you purchase it from their website via the link on ravelry? I hope you don't mind me asking.
    Love, Fi

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