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Suppliers I Love

I don’t feel like I am a particularly rigid person, but I have noticed since moving to Australia that I have still ‘stuck’ with my favourite suppliers for yarn and for buttons from England.

And that’s not to say that there are not amazing yarn companies and shops as well as button suppliers, including this wonderful gem: All Buttons Great and Small in Newtown, here in Australia.

Nonetheless, I love my yarn from DROPS and I love that I am still able to buy my yarn at Woolwarehouse and they ship it to me in Australia for a very reasonable £9.98. Equally, I will always love the buttons from TextileGarden.

The buttons from TextileGarden are simply divine. First of all they are not plastic, but shell, coconut shell, horn, ceramic, wood, metal, etc. I am always able to find the right button for the pieces I am knitting. I believe that if I am spending the time knitting something it needs to have the right button to match it!

Here’s just a tiny selection of the buttons that I’ve been able to use from TextileGarden.

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FO: TBT: Baby Luke in one of his Cardigans

I am still working my way through the FOs from the last few years and found the perfect one for throwback Thursday, my boy Luke when he was a baby in one of my knits.

LP 162

I have to admit that I don’t actually remember the pattern, and I knitted it when I had just picked up my knitting mojo again in a few years. So it’s not the nicest cardigan I’ve ever knitted :-).

LP 163

But I do like the colours I’ve chosen. The colours I picked after we were told we were having a girl, but then it changed to a boy…so I wanted to stick to gender neutral colours.

LP 164

And I did find two shots of my little man wearing the cardigan…and almost entirely my handknits.

LP 166 LP 167

I can’t wait to put another baby in these things, only until March to wait :-).