Monday, September 8, 2008

knitting update - ruffled jacket

it has been a while since i've blogged about knitting. since my last knitting post, i have amazingly enough finished all of the unfinished objects from that post! i guess that it is a good thing since that post was from APRIL!!!

now, i have a whole new list of unfinished objects :) the one i am currently swooning over is the ruffled jacket by james coviello in vogue knitting fall 2007. i wouldn't have looked twice at the pattern unless i had seen a few of the ravelry versions of this sweater: veronique's sweater is divine and kyrelee's is also delicious.

so, when i was in new york in june, dragging vincent around to visit yarnshops (yes, he is a dream - he not only visited with me, but fully engaged in the yarn shopping process AND carried the yarn purchases - i adore him), i picked up the yarn for this sweater at downtown yarns, which i think was my favorite yarn store in nyc if only for the wonderful lady behind the desk who helped me search through the piles of malabrigo for enough skeins of the colour i wanted :)

ah yes, the yarn. since i loved veronique's version of this sweater so much, i am completely following her knitting trails and knitting this in malabrigo pure merino worsted and am even using a similar red colour to hers - mine is called sealing wax (a lovely name for a colour, i think). i am loving the malabrigo (my first time knitting with this beautiful soft yarn) and am LOVING the cables on the back. i have a long way to go but the knitting feels luxurious and soft and with texture and i love the colour. swoon.*

* please remind me how much i love this sweater when i am doing the endless seaming that is coming up attaching the cable and ruffle around the edge of this jacket


Veronique said...

Yes! Another Malabrigo convert! (Thanks for the tip that Downtown Yarns carries it). I think you will love this cardi :)

Christine said...

yes, i see much malabrigo in my future :) and... i am pretty sure i will love this cardi, too.