Harvest Season

Well, it’s time to harvest the vegetables in the garden, and I’ve been doing just that recently.  We have enjoyed fresh vegetables with dinner almost every night since we’ve been back from holiday – so the last month or so.  And no sign of abating either. I scored a 7kg box of tomatoes for $5 from the local vege shop too, and I spent a good part of Saturday turning some into puree. Tomorrow: Sauce! Mmmm, they were beautiful!

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But it’s not just vegetables that I’ve been harvesting. I finally set to and ripped apart the Sublime hoodie that I’ve been eyeing up for the past few months. Long story short: 3 balls of very expensive yarn went into this newborn sized hoodie that was soon grown out of.  And not that cute after all that work!  So, I have been thinking about what it could  become. So, first it had to be picked apart.  It seems like ages since I made a seamed garment, so picking one apart felt odd. But, I’ve finally got there.  Does this look like $45 worth of yarn to you?picture-1785

Nearly 3 balls of Sublime Baby Merino Cashmere DK. And it is destined to become a knitted teddy for DD2. After all, what could better suit a yarn addicted baby?

This is the pattern I have chosen:

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This is the Teddy Bear from Debbie Bliss’s Simply Baby book which I borrowed from the library. I think this yarn will make it so incredibly snuggly!  Apparently it’s all knit separately, and I’ve love to work out how to make it with less seaming, so I will have to get my thinking cap on and see how I can adapt this for a more enjoyable knit.

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7 Responses to “Harvest Season”


  1. 1 Judy February 25, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Yeah! At least she can’t grow out of a teddy bear! Well, you know what I mean…

    Mmmm, fresh tomatoes! Nearly time to plant ours here.

  2. 2 nova February 25, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    oh that is going to be the most gorgeously snuggly teddy ever!!

  3. 3 Kelly February 26, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    That teddy is lovely. He should be so snuggly out of that yarn too!

  4. 4 Natalie February 26, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Awww teddy sounds wonderful!

  5. 5 Theresa February 27, 2009 at 6:33 am

    MMM, those tomatoes look yummy… where are you to be harvesting in February? and that teddy bear looks so cuddly!

    • 6 shortly24 February 27, 2009 at 8:01 am

      Teddy is coming along nicely now… you’re right, he’s going to be so snuggly!
      We are in New Zealand, so it’s summer here right now 🙂


  1. 1 FO: Sublime Teddy « Shortly Stitches Trackback on April 10, 2009 at 6:15 pm

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