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.
A friend from my previous work life saw me post about another winter romper here, asked me to make one for her gorgeous little girl.
I used the lovely Vinterdrakt pattern from the Paelas ladies. It’s a great pattern, but it’s got a few mistakes throughout, which I had spotted the first time I used the pattern and had corrected in my version. I keep thinking I should let them know so they can correct it for others that buy the pattern.
I used DROPS Muskat for the romper as I had done for the previous one I had knitted.
I love the colour my friend picked, it’s such a wonderful purple and the pictures don’t really do it justice.
The waffle stitches at the top works really well, especially after I learnt from the last time knitting this that I needed to keep them very loose.
And the added i-cord in the pink gives it that extra pop of colour, which looks great!
My friend sent me these gorgeous pictures of her little girl wearing them and I am so pleased with how it fits her and she just looks adorable!