Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Oh the bitter winds are coming in

Oh the bitter winds are coming in
And I'm already missing the summer 
Stockholm's cold but I've been told
I was born to endure this kind of weather
A snowy day here in Chicago, and I'm listening to First Aid Kit's "Emmylou," whose lyrics seem awfully appropriate.

Have you heard this song yet? One of my favorites of 2012 -- a Swedish take on Americana, with lyrics like "I'll be your Emmylou and I'll be your June / If you'll be my Gram and my Johnny, too."

Remember my grousing that the buttons for my Drops cardigan were taking their sweet time getting here? Yeah... I somehow failed to note that they were coming from Slovenia! Considering their origin, they made excellent time, and the Wooden Artist did a beautiful job. The set on the right is destined for this cardigan.

I'm jonesing to make this adorable bobble sheep pillow from the Purl Bee! (P.S. free pattern here.) I just may have fallen down on my yarn diet and ordered the yarn kit


Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Oooo, thanks for reminding me about First Aid Kit. I haven't listened to them in a while and was finding my music lately a little stale.

Those buttons were worth the wait and will look great!

peaknits said...

I came home early due to bad weather, school was called. I am grateful to be tucked in when this blustery winter weather comes to town. Love that sweater/button combo, and that sheep, ack, adorable!

Hilary said...

Aaaand, I think I've found my new favorite band. THANK YOU! (I am completely out of the loop when it comes to music these days.) "A Swedish take on Americana" -- I can't think of anything more perfect!!!

P.S. I'm also obsessed with that sheep from Purl Soho.

Alisa Kim said...

I absolutely love First Aid Kit!! And those buttons go so well with that sweater

Anonymous said...

That little sheep is just melting my heart! And I adore the color on that cardigan.

Tracy Altieri said...

Love First Aid Kit's harmony! Thanks for introducing me. The bobble sheep is darling!

Audry said...

I am a sucker for wooden buttons. I think I know where my next button purchase will be.

Farmgirl Susan said...

I love that sheep! Thanks for the link to the pattern. So cute. Ha, love the term 'yarn diet' too. :)

Katie M. said...

Those buttons look perfect for the sweater! I can't wait to see some FO shots. And I'm with you on the bobble sheep -- so CUTE!