Thursday, January 26, 2012

Big, big plans

After two whole months of destashing and a serious no-more-yarn policy I came to my senses. And went online. Now the yarn stash is bigger than it ever was, but that's OK. I have big, big, sweater knitting plans.

These plans mostly include Norah Gaughan's designs. I've been eying her stuff on Raverly for a while now. I just love the way her sweaters look, sort of vintage and modern at the same time. Most of her them are published in Berroco booklets though, and they only come in print form. 

After I saw the Eastlake sweater, I finally decided I must make it. Found a copy on Ebay, payed a ton of postage (but as luck would have it - no customs fee, thank you oh generous customs officer that opened my package) and now I'm ready to knit. Behold my treasure.

The green yarn is Sublime Extra Fine Merino, for Eastlake.

The red yarn is Cascade 220. One day it's going to become Beatnik pullover.

I already swatched for both, but I think I'll start Eastlake first. Once I figure out which size to make, and try to make my gauge work with the pattern. 

Meanwhile, I'm still working on a Sea of jeans sweater. I only have the sleeves left. Pictures coming soon...ish. 

And for the heck of it, here's a picture of two Christmas presents I sewed. For my friends who travel a lot - travel fabric themed zip pouches.

Practice one I made. Sewed the tab on the wrong end of the zipper.


  1. Oh brilliant sewing! I think the practice one is my fave!

  2. wohoooo, love Cascade!!!!! Congrats! :) (great pouch!)

  3. Uh, Norah ..... A i oba dzempera sto planiras su predivna, i tebi ce bas lepo stajati !

    Greska u sivenju ... pa, mozes uvek dodati tab na drugo mesto :)