Puffed Wheat Pullover by Kate Gilbert for IK winter '07
Yarn: 10 balls of GGH Samson, 100% superwash merino color # 16
Needles: size 8 Addis for the body and size 6 Addis for the ribbing.
Can I just say that I LOVE this sweater?! The pattern was very fun to knit - I didn't have to make any modifications and it fit me perfectly. This yarn is absolutely wonderful to knit with and wear, and I love the color. It's such a soft, thoughtful shade of gray, with a hint of purple in it. And, I got to make cables! It seems like all the patterns I've been choosing recently have been lace, or colorwork - I really missed cabling. All in all, this made for a very pleasant knitting and wearing experience.
I loved the pleats in the sleeve cap - I just had to show it to you guys.
Anyway, shortly after I finished the Puffed Wheat pullover, I finished a pair of socks.
Gentlemen's Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Louet Gems Pearl in Indigo, 2 skeins, and Cherry Red, 1 skein
Needles: size 1 (2.25 mm) Clover bamboo dpns
I saw the pair Terhi of Mustaa Villaa made and instantly fell in love. It's really hard getting excited about the patterns from the pictures in the book - you really need to be able to see socks on feet to get a good idea about what they look like. I pretty much knitted these the way they were in the book, except that I added the contrast-color heel and ribbing at the top like Terhi. It was a really fun sock to make - but, then again. Nancy Bush's socks always are. Anyway, next time I post I should have a new FO for you guys, so stay tuned!