Thursday, December 15, 2005

A girl can dream...can't she?

It's new years eve...up north in the Muskokas....very cold, lots of snow. A warm, brilliant natural fire...a glass of wine...kids quietly playing together....and I in my freshly knit Ballet Wrap Cardigan:



Well, if I could get this christmas knitting done...it could come true!
I am loving this ballet wrap on the cover of Interweave Knits Winter 2005/6 whatever. There are many sweaters in this edition that I am loving...this one, and this one, and this one, oh...these socks...gorgeous. But, I just happened to have this gorgeous alpaca that my SIL brought back from Buenos Aries...dying to be knit.



It swatches perfectly (well, I haven't washed the swatch yet). I will need to do a little adjusting to the pattern. I would knit the smaller size for my body...but I need the larger size for the arms. I can't wait to knit a sweater for myself! At this gauge and needle size, it will only take a couple days!

p.s. catherine...there is the straight hair shot...well, until I go outside to shovel all the snow.
I hate taking pictures of myself...and my nose looks big with straight hair.

8 comments:

nona said...

Sounds like a perfect new years eve -- I hope your dream comes true!

grumperina said...

Your wrap sweater looks great already! Enjoy knitting it, and you look very cute with short hair :)

Purly Whites said...

Ooo, I can't wait for you to knit this. I'm so sorry you've still got lots of Christmas knitting to slog through! But soon, you'll be done!

Laura said...

That yarn is so pretty, I love the colors. It will make a perfect ballet wrap! I feel certain you will be wearing it on New Year's Eve!

christine said...

You're a knitting machine - I know you can do it...love the colors...will be watching this one fly off your needles.
I missed a few of those IK sweaters --- hum, will need to look at that issue again......

jennifer said...

love LOVE the yarn and it will look oh-so great knit up into that faboo wrap. i am contemplating it as well, but i already have two wrap cardis on the needles as it is. but since they flatter so well, can you have too many?

Stephanie said...

Perfect, simply perfect. I found some things in the new IK too, but I must finish existing things first. I don't know what you're talking about - you're just the cutest thing EVER and you look beautiful w/ straight hair (and curly hair for that matter). Good luck with the dream.

Jacqui said...

What georgeous yarn; the colours are fabulous! I can't wait to see the fo. And yes, your hair looks great straight. Amazing how much it grows when you straighten it, isn't it? I like mine straight but it's so much darn work that I just let it be it's curly self most days.