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I’ve started yet another project.  This time it’s the Knitty Tempting sweater by Jenna Adorno. You can see what the finished product will look like in the picture above.  She looks so cute! I can only hope that mine turns out as sweet. I’m doing mine in the recommended yarn, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. The color is called “ginger”. It is sort of a cross between the color of fresh ginger and powdered turmeric.  I’m going to finish it off with a chocolate brown ribbon, and wear it with these hot Steve Madden wedges.  I bought these over a year ago in the USA, then subsequently never wore them.  Then I schlepped them all the way over to England when I moved here last year, and no, I still haven’t worn them! Well, now I have an excuse.  All I’ll need now is a nice brown wool skirt. Preferably something pleated or a-line. Anyway, I guess that I should finish the sweater first.

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I bought the cutest little bag for my knitting a few weeks ago.  As you can see, it’s not really big enough for my knitting needles, but it is big enough to hold my current project, a few balls of yarn, needles and instructions – which is really all you need.  It’s the perfect size bag to take your knitting on the town. It’s from a great (and relatively inexpensive!) store here in London called Paperchase.  Paperchase is mainly a store for art supplies, cards and notebooks, but they do carry some awesome PVC-coated canvas totes in unique, colorful prints.

 

I fell in love with this bag instantly, mainly due to the awesome vintage 1950s Western print.   I’m sure that my father had pajamas or a bedspread in this print as a boy.  It really is the coolest print: here’s a closeup….

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Awesome, huh?

 

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I finished my first sweater over the weekend.  Mind you, this is not the first project that I have started recently, but the first that I have actually finished

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I’m quite pleased with the result.  I followed the pattern for the Anthropologie Inspired Capelet on Craftster but instead of following the instructions to make it into a tiny capelet, I made it a bit wider and longer so that it would be more of a swingy cropped cardigan.  I used 3 balls of Noro Silver Thaw in Color 5 (which is a gorgeous mix of orange, purple and turquoise shades).  This yarn is so soft and easy to work with, and this sweater would be perfect for both winter and spring.

At this point, I’m debating whether or not I should put a button at the top.  Maybe a nice big round wooden one… What do you think?

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