Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tea Leaves in Nostalgia

Nostalgia: 1. A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
2. The condition of homesick; homesickness.
3. A dreamy mauve with golden beige highlights; which reminds me of many sweet memories, that I can't fully remember, of my childhood, spending summer vacations at my grandma's house, watching her tending to the mauve orchids in her huge garden.

I was beyond happy getting five skeins of Madeline Tosh DK Nostalgia from her etsy shop last month. They are just perfect for Tea Leaves. Mauve is Sarah's favorite color and my most favorite color. I love to knit for her something I know she will love to wear.

Most of my knits are for Sarah. It's my guilt free hobby: knitting for my daughter, where I can spend most of my precious free time and tiny savings.

We wear the same size tops, but everything looks better on her slimmer and taller figure. I love to have her model my knits. Besides, I have more fun with the camera.

It's so nice to have a daughter. She always reminds you of the younger you.


  1. gorgeous cardigan!! and I love your button choice. It looks wonderful on your daughter!

  2. Thank you, Julie! You really made my Sunday more beautiful with your kind words.

  3. Oh, so lovely!! The Tea Leaves and your daughter.
    Mmmm, Madeline Tosh....

  4. Another fantastic sweater! I have been planning one of these too, but am stuck on Mondo Cable Cardi sleeves.

  5. Hi Jen,
    So funny, I planned to knit Mondo Cable Cardi, but switched to this Tea Leaves at the last minutes.