I must say that I have 3 all time favourite knitwear designers.
Debbie Bliss - I know it may seem like an obsession. It started out with her baby knits...progressing to adult knits...and her yarn...oh the cashmerino. LOVE IT.
Stephanie Japel - fabulous knit designer. WEARABLE knits with fabulous yarn. I really love the top down sweaters...favs.
Kim Hargreaves - Classic. Simple. Wearable. I don't know if there is one of her designs that I don't love...seriously. I especially love this one....
Started: OMG...February 2008
Finished: November 2008
Pattern: Demi from Vintage Style. med size.
Yarn: Jo sharp silkroad aran tweed.(another favourite yarn of mine) 12 skeins.
Adjustments: A couple things. I made the bobbles 3sts not the 5 sts as well, I lengthened the arms a little. Two very handy techniques for this project...cabling without a cable needle and making bobbles without turning your work.
The three stitch bobbles didn't seem so bulky
(the colour is way off in these shots)
And the buttons are perfecto!
I know...the post is picture heavy...but hey, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS KNIT. I really feel like a knitter now!
Ok...one more...that's it...
And that picture shows you what I have been up too...besides knitting. I am not working since we moved...well, I do work at least 8 hours a day on the house. (don't get me started on the other 16 hours!)
My hubby changed out the trim and casings as well, he put up some crown moulding. I painted the livingroom and hallway ceiling and walls...the trim and the doors...my hubby changed the door handles...we sanded and stained the hardwood floors in the livingroom.
Next up is the kitchen...and hopefully a few christmas knits!