Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Green, Tea Leaves

I'm happy to announce that my Tea Leaves Cardigan, at one point so close to the discard bin, is now finished and blocking.



I did end up with 3/4 length sleeves but found that I preferred them, so all is well. For those of you not familiar with this pattern, the Tea Leaves Cardigan was designed by Melissa LaBarre for Madelinetosh yarns. It's simple and fun to knit and, best of all, knit from the top down.
This is not the first time I've knit one of Melissa's patterns. Last summer I made her Leaf Tee...twice.



The green version I wrote about here, but the blue one which I knit in the exact same yarn, I never mentioned. Not because I didn't love it. I did. I've worn both versions numerous times. I didn't talk about Leaf Tee, version 2.0 because I made it right after the first one. I was so enamored of the pattern that when I finished the first tee, I immediately wanted to make another one. As this was summer in Texas, having a second cotton/bamboo short sleeved tee was very useful, but taking and posting pictures of the same top only a few weeks after the first seemed silly.
It is, however, not quite as silly as what I'm planning to do post my current Melissa knit.



I'm going to knit another one. I will have to delay the start by a few weeks as I've already promised and purchased yarn for a summer tank for my youngest, but I'm still planning a second Tea Leaves. This is a testament to how much I love this pattern and the process of knitting it. Both because I'm prepared to repeat something I've just done and because this is Texas and by the first of March I'll be hard pressed to find many days where the temperature will be conducive to wearing wool cardigans. If all goes according to my plan, I'll be knitting my Green Tea Leaves while mopping sweat off my brow. Good times, huh?
While I wait for my first Tea Leaves version to dry, I'm auditioning buttons for the cardigan.




Maybe I'll save the Frank Sinatra buttons for my Green Tea Leaves.

18 comments:

Cynthia said...

oh1 loving that round clear
button...crazy for buttons.

floribunda... aka Julie said...

wow -- what a great pattern! I love looking at all the different versions on Ravelry... are you going to post a picture of yours?

Kris said...

Frank Sinatra buttons! How cool are they!

rachel awes said...

found you in artful blogging (congrats!)...love your (auditioning)buttons (aren't they awesome?!) & knits & colors here!!
best & brightest & buttoningest to you!

Andrea said...

Well done! Myself, I hopped right over to the yarn shop for some wool to knit while we're on vacation this week - *in Grenada.* I do live in Vermont though, so it *will* still be winter when we get home :) Can't wait to see your sweater!

Lasso the Moon said...

You have so much talent. Beautiful colors. Beautiful buttons. Beautiful sweaters.
Anna

Cheryl Arkison said...

Those Frank buttons are awesome!

stitchin' girl said...

I can't wait to see it! I too love the Sinatra buttons!

Cash Advance said...

MY GOSH! These are my favourite shades of green! They just looks so subtle and comfortable to the eyes!

flowers from ecuador said...

The buttons are classic as well, I just love how it would look! :)

Military Insulated Coveralls said...

definitely my favorite colours..I just love this.

sharleen flowers2world.com said...

what a great pattern..
it's a piece of cake..
good to see you..
Thanks for Sharing this outstanding performance..

Sohana Malik said...

These are my favourite shades of green!
I love looking at all the different versions.. love your (auditioning)buttons..
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it's sooo cool i love it all.

Anonymous said...

i am fond of WEARING SHIRTS & KURTAS WITH THIS BUTTON
I LOVE IT ALL

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i am fond of WEARING SHIRTS & KURTAS WITH THIS BUTTON
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