Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on my studio. I am really enjoying the space and know that I will for a long time to come.
While my house was in the shaken sno-globe that is a renovation, I was working on a ‘soothing’ sweater.
Pattern: White Russian by Thea Colman
Yarn: Berroco Blackstone Tweed
I had first seen this sweater through Caro’s blog Splityarn (my favourite blog for photos – she is super talented) and immediately went and queued it on Ravelry. When I did, I thought I would check out what other designs Thea had. Turns out, I already had two of her other designs queued (Nantucket Red and Short Lucky). Guess I like her designs, huh?
The yarn is Blackstone Tweed, which is the most luscious, soft, fluffy, tweedy heaven. Seriously, everyone who felt this stuff while I was knitting this was amazed.
The lace texture mixed with the tweed is one of the things I really like about this sweater. Oh, and the buttons.
I LOVE these buttons. A few weeks ago I was at an estate sale and snagged a couple of jars of old buttons for $5 a piece. I love vintage buttons (doesn’t everyone?) and I was thrilled when I got home and found that the jars were filled with wood, shell, leather and even some bone buttons. These are two of the shell ones that I found while rummaging. I really like the leaf detail.
This was a well written pattern that allows you to alter things as needed to fit your style. I know that I am going to get a lot of use out of this one – it feels like I am wearing my pajamas!