Monday, February 28, 2011

In Which Our Hero Actually Knits a Sweater, Only to be Thwarted by Nature (and School)

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It's been a while, eh?

The last two weeks have been... exciting, let's call it.  This outfit was from Valentine's Day - the shirt is a gorgeous blouse by Samuel Dong (who I have just discovered and am now a touch obsessed with) that may just be the most perfect-fitting shirt I've ever owned.  The material is a really interesting texture - a little bit rough, and holds its shape almost architecturally.  And it's hard to see here, but it's one of my favorite shades of green: olive.  It took me a long time to love the olive, but I've found that in the right shade, it looks awesome with my complexion.

Blouse: Samuel Dong
Pleated grey skirt: Vintage purchase from Stella 
Tights: Hue, free from the Big Swap! (page down for details)
Sparkly flats: Skechers Fall 2010
Cardigan: GAP Fall 2008

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I've also started another project, to be done as a knitalong at Smith's.  I'm using Classic Elite Firefly to make the Honeysuckle Cardigan (Rav link, normal link), in a really beautiful smoky, almost metallic grey.  It was really coming along until about a week ago...

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When I suddenly got a flare-up of tendonitis in my left wrist, and subsequently didn't knit for five days.  And whined.  And buried my face in yarn a lot.  The wrist is on the mend, so hopefully I'll be able to keep chugging along and have more to share soon!  I will also have pictures of an amazing new coat, hopefully in the next couple of days, as long as the weather cooperates.

2 comments:

Talons said...

I have just discovered Hue. LOVE. (Also, I initially wrote that as "Hugh." Fail.)

Melissa said...

Oh no! That sucks about the tendinitis! I had it in both my wrists a couple months ago and couldn't knit for practically a month. I now have a bunch of projects going in all different yarn weights to help prevent another flare up! Take care of your wrist, your sweater looks gorgeous so far!