Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A new FO

I really love my new moebius shawl. It's beautiful and warm.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Hi there

I'm happy to be a member of Red Sweater KAL. I really love the color red and just for now I have two projects in red yarn.
1. A red moebius shawl in Garnstudio's Silke-Tweed and Vivaldi (mohair). I think I finish it tonight because it's not much left.

2. My next knit project is a Sadie cardigan in red Silky wool from Elsebeth Lavold.

I let you know how I progress. Welcome to my blog, written in swedish

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I'm finished!

I actually finished it a few months ago but was waiting for the right buttons!

This isn't a very good picture, but was snapped early in the morning after dressing for work, but it is RED, a Knit Picks Alpacha and Silk yarn, and Jean Frost jacket design. I altered the pattern by adding bust darts. I'm very pleased with the fit -except that I wish the sleeves were a "tad" longer - maybe a full inch. I find that I tug at the sleeves on a regular basis.

The buttons were purchased at the Stitches Midwest Market from the Geddes Studio http://www.geddesstudio.com I purchased fused glass pins and buttons from them before at Stitches West, so I was thrilled to find them at Ss Midwest this year. I think I have more money in the buttons than in the yarn!

I'm wearing the sweater to work this week and getting great compliments. It is professional enough to team with pants and not look too casual, thanks Jean Frost!

I've enjoyed seeing others designs and red sweaters, thanks for letting me be a part of the KAL! Be sure to visit my website http://www.nansknitting.com- and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

a new red swear for me

i've been meaning to knit this sweater for over a year, ever since we started this KAL!
red cardigan of my own design, knit with briar rose grandma's blessing on size 3 needles.
everything felt right about this project from the start. a few bumps in the road at the blocking stage, but all's well that ends well, and i finally have myself a much-needed new sweater. it also feels good to accomplish a knitting goal that's been on the fire for a while.