Unseasonably warm crochet cardigan


This was my last winter project for this year – a top down raglan cardigan made from alpaca yarn. I love the satisfaction of throwing something over me that feels almost like a blanket – but I suppose I will get to enjoy it next season, as it’s already getting too warm here for stuff like that. I’ll probably attach a couple of nice big buttons.

Now on to summer projects – lacy tops, table runners, baskets, bags, and more. Always more ideas than time!

On another note, we are doing OK in the midst of all the craziness that is taking over the world. We are, of course, privileged to have a house with a private yard and a nice balcony with a beautiful view, so despite the lockdown we never really feel confined. There’s always plenty of outdoor work going on, whether it’s hanging out the washing, weeding, or mucking up the chicken coop.


One of our recent projects has been raising a pair of Japanese quail Shira got for her birthday. The female just laid her first egg a couple of days ago. Japanese quail rarely go broody, but we’ll probably try to incubate once we gather enough eggs.

Stay safe, everyone. These are scary times we live in, but I have never felt so connected to friends all over the world. We are truly all in this together, and I am optimistic that it shall pass and we’ll emerge on the other side stronger and more resilient than before.


Author: Anna

An Orthodox Jewish wife and mother enjoying a simple life with her family and chickens, somewhere in the hills, in Israel.

5 thoughts on “Unseasonably warm crochet cardigan”

  1. Very beautiful work…oh well, cold weather will come again, eh? And how cute…raising some tiny little quail…you will need to keep those penned right? Or do they ever become more tame like chickens?? We once lived near a river with plenty of quail who spent part of each day in our yard…fun to watch!!

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    1. Yes, quail always have to be penned. I have a rather heavy bottomless cage that I move around the garden so that they always have a fresh place to scratch and dig. It’s like those chicken tractors but a lot smaller. Then I bring them home at night so they won’t be cold.


  2. That is a lovely cardigan, and I know it will keep you cozy when the time comes. We have a big place – two acres, which is (I think) about 80% of a hectare – so I’m forever raking leaves. At least it’s not windy, so what I pick up stays picked up! It’s really aggravating when it all gets “undone” in less time than it took to do it in the first place.

    Come to think of it, that sounds an awful lot like housework, doesn’t it?

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