Trekking XXL Socks
I enjoying comparing my knitting from one year to another.
Pattern: Aquila from Venezia Una Volta by Louisa Harding
Yarn: (all Louisa Harding yarns) Grace #12, Kimono Ribbon Pure #1, Kimono Ribbon Pure #5, Kimono Angora Pure #5, Glisten #16
Comments: FULL DISCLOSURE - I did not knit this. I started to knit this, and I wimped out. While we were in France, we had the extreme pleasure of meeting Miriam Tegels, the world's fastest knitter. She graciously accepted my offer to pay her to knit this for me. It took her a couple of weeks, I kid you not. She is phenomenal.
Can I just say, I am a HUGE Louisa Harding fan. Her yarns are scrumptious. Her color choices are so sophisticated and modern. Her designs are best in the business. Seriously, if y'all haven't checked her stuff out, go right now to your LYS and see it.
The sweater that Louisa is wearing is from her upcoming Summer Classics book using her new yarn Jasmine. It is a cotton/bamboo blend that has a thin metallic thread run through it. I'm wearing Marie knit out of Thalia from her current book Dauphine. After trying it on, I'm in LOVE.
She also signed autographs for both of my girls. Along with her sweet note, she drew caricatures of the girls wearing crowns. So cute.
Did you see Yarntopia mentioned on pg. 12? The article is entitled "Cyberstitches". There is a picture of my Peggy's Bear too.
Boy, I haven't posted in ages. Things have been crazy (in a good way) at the shop. Not to mention, I had a little health scare. I'm on the mends now! Looking what I've been working on.
Pattern: Men's Convertible Fingerless Gloves by Knit Picks
Yarn: Atacama #509 by Araucania
I made these for Mr. Lovie to wear hunting. He seems to like them, although it hasn't been cold enough yet for him to wear.
Pattern: Pull Kimono by Phildar
Yarn: Rowan Kid Silk Night #608, Phildar Sunset in Argent
I bought the yarn and the pattern in Montpellier, France while vacationing there. I had the pattern translated when I got home. The Kid Silk was substituted for an incorrect Phildar mohair I bought by mistake. I love the bat-wing sleeves on this sweater. The Phildar Sunset is a metallic that really gives it some "bling". All in all, I adore this sweater. Not just because it is different, but because it reminds me of my wonderful trip to France.Pattern: Salvador by Louisa Harding. From Venezia Felia Mai Dopo.
Yarn: Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon #20, Louisa Harding Kashmir DK #16
My second sweater in a row with a Dolman sleeve. Again, I am SO pleased with how this sweater turned out. I was afraid that the ribbon would be scratchy, which it isn't. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the sweater is knit in a really cool lace pattern. The design is a one-size-fits-all, so it is baggy on me. The fit is slouchy, which I like as well. I made this for Yarntopia's upcoming visit by Louisa Harding herself. Hope she likes it.