Friday, April 21, 2006

Warning: This Blog May Contain Knitting Content

I did get some knitting done yesterday. I needed to decide between vacuuming up the huge piles of dog hair dust bunnies or knitting and I think I made the right choice.



Almost one repeat done on the back of the Rose Leaf Pullover.


A few more rows done on the Inspired Cables Vneck. Let me say that the pictures do not do this project justice. The yarn is beautiful, with a lovely hand. The color is brilliant and the photos always look drab. Lovely lovely yarn (it's Katia's Bamboo, btw)

I also finished up a long sitting project: Suzanne* from Cool Crochet by Melissa Leapman. I had this baby done for some time, but I had put a white zipper in, as that's all I could find. While at the fabric store on Wednesday, I happened across a pink 18" seperating zipper. Woo-Hoo!!! So I ripped out the ugly white one and put the pink one in. I wore it to SnB last night (FYI: it's warmer than I expected). I'm very happy with it now.

*The photo is not of the finished sweater, but pre-zipper... I'll get an updated photo for the Gallery one of these days...

Speaking of SnB, I browsed thru two "must have" books last night while at Barnes and Nobles. Big Girl Knits and Knitting Nature

Big Girl Knits is a great reference for sizing, even if you're not a "big girl", but sizes start in the 40" finished area (some start at a little larger, say like 44"). The patterns are flattering on many figure types and I can see a couple of projects that might be "must knit".

Norah Gaughan has been a favorite designer for some time... I can usually spot her designs in the magazines. Knitting Nature is a lovely collection of projects that are very tempting.

Ya, I know, I don't need any more knitting books, or projects, but then knitting really isn't a need hobby. If it was just about needing sweaters, I'ld go buy them...

Well, I'm looking forward to a productive weekend! Happy Knitting!

3 comments:

  1. I had forgotten Norah Gaughan had a new book coming out. She talked about it and showed swatches and sweaters from it when I went to her workshop last fall. I love her designs, and know what you mean about being able to spot them, though they are not at all "cookie cutter." Gotta buy it!

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  2. love that inspired blue beginning. So cool!

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  3. If you do take the plung and get Knitting Nature, I just started a KAL for the projects in it.

    http://knittingnature.blogspot.com

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