Thursday, November 16, 2006

By the time I get to Phoenix, I'll be knitting...

I'm off to Phoenix for a four-day weekend tomorrow, driving east over the Chocolate Mountains into Arizona. Mm, chocolate. We'll be visiting our good friends Jim and Karyn Sallis and Patrick Millikin. (If you ever need a mystery novel and you find yourself in Phoenix area, stop by the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale and ask Patrick what would be good. He is the consummate bookseller and has an amazing ability to pick out a book that you will absolutely love.)

Anyway, I will be totally without Internet access there, so I thought, having shown you my second completed adult sweater earlier this week, I'd finally reveal my first, which was the result of Secret Yarnination.

This sweater was finished in August and was knit to test a pattern by Melissa Wehrle of NeoKnits for Sundara of Sundara Yarn. You can now see the Tatami Kimono sweater on Sundara's site, and I wasn't allowed to post these photos of my finished sweater — which were actually taken back in early September — until the pattern was posted there.

I can definitely recommend this pattern as an easy, pretty knit. And SO soft in Sundara's superwash sportweight!

I am not sure it looks superfantastic (as Manolo would say) on me, but it feels really good, and Rob likes it, so I am likely to wear it a reasonable amount. And the COLOR (as with all of Sundara's work) is spectacular :-)

Thanks, by the way, for all your nice comments about Leland! I can't always figure out the e-mail addresses of my commenters, but I appreciate every one.

Well, have fun and be good while I'm gone. :-)

11 comments:

Julie said...

That sweater is fantastic! I can't believe it is your FIRST. It looks very nice on you.

trek said...

Kool kimono!

Ashley said...

OOo! I like it! I want to make a sweater now.........ugh. You've made so many pretty ones.

Dave said...

Aha!! :-) It's absolutely gorgeous!!

Jen said...

Very nice, Valerie! Do you mind sharing which size it is that you knit? I'm curious about how much ease is built into the pattern - I have a 52" bust myself, and the largest size is shown as 53" at the chest.

.: tani :. said...

gorgeous sweater! i love the color! i hope you have fun in phoenix...

Anonymous said...

That's really pretty, I'd like to try knitting that... well I better finish off my first ever jumper first!

Loganoc said...

That was me. Something odd going on with blogger I think.

Elinoire said...

I had no idea you knew about the Manolo! I love that blog. In fact, I just stole a picture from it and posted it myself. Shhh. Don't tell.

The sweater looks gorgeous. I hope you have a great friend-filled weekend.

Pearls Mother said...

Enjoy your trip,
the sweater is gorgeous,
you make a fabulous model.
Lindy

jae said...

Nice modeling Val and the colors are gorgeous. Oooops I think I failed the word verification--I hope I dont make a duplicate post here.