Sunday, December 5, 2010

Atelier - the world's coolest sweater!!

Hi folks!

I'm here, back again after my seriously long break. Though I've had the very best intentions, my poor little blog has been neglected for quite some time. Sorry!

But here's some exciting news...I just finished knitting a Miller's Hat!! It is just so freaking great! The yarn I knit it in is pretty amazing too; a beautiful, rustic natural gray/brown worsted weight that was a gift from isabelle-c on Ravelry. I think my crunchy yarn was a great match for this textured pattern. The cables are perfectly defined! The contrast colour is just a little odd ball of Dream in Colour Classy that I had kicking around. Love it, I'm so happy with it!

And now onto the really exciting news...
I feel so so lucky to have had my yarn knit into my new favourite sweater, Atelier! Kate (torontoknitter on Ravelry) was chosen to be in the group of test knitters for Atelier, Heidi Kirrmaier's latest sweater design, woo hoo! The contest results were just posted tonight, and Kate won in the Best Feedback category : D

Here is a look at her beautiful sweater...

...It's knit in my Merino Fingering in the colourway Graphite. I can't say enough good things about this lovely pattern. I was so happy to help out with photos (which meant I got to try on the sweater too!) Of course, I have to knit one of these for myself...but what colour?! Not an easy decision at all...will keep you posted there. I just can't resist those amazing pockets!

Well, that's all for now. I'll surely be back again soon, I have lots of projects to talk about and always lots of Viola news : D

Happy knitting!!