Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Welcome!

I am so excited about having a blog! Reading other people's blogs brings such joy to my life - I hope to be able to bring joy to other people's lives as well. We had a surprisingly wet and cold winter here in San Diego, which pushed me to knit a lot. Anyway, here's my first FO of the year:




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!

3 comments:

Tina said...

Very nice, Nadia! Its about time you share your gifts with the rest of the world!
I look forward to more....

Tina

Päivi said...

What a beautiful Pullover and welcome to blogword! I found your blog via Ravelry. You find me in Raverly called PaiviP. Nice to meet new blogs! I'm also excited about having quite new blog.

visionsjohanna said...

Thanks for your comments, guys! I really appreciate the feedback.
-Nadia