Sunday, December 10, 2006

Why I haven't blogged in a while


I started the Nantucket Jacket from IK the day before Thanksgiving and was bound and determined to wear it to my triathlon club's holiday party last night. Needless to say, I've been busy knitting.

Pattern: Nantucket Jacket from Winter 2006 IK, smallest size
Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft Aran, 11 balls
Needles: Denise size 7 circular

This has become my New Favorite Sweater. I'm absolutely in love with it. Love, love, love. If this sweater were a man, I'd want to marry it. Everything about this sweater is great. Yarn is supersoft, pattern was really fun but not too complicated that I couldn't watch MTV or talk on the phone (wait a minute - am I 15 years old or 35?), fit is as close to perfect as you can get, color is nice, and it's not long-sleeved so I'll be able to wear it more during this mild winter they're calling for here in Nashvegas. Here's another shot - my best attempt at recreating the picture from the magazine:

And here's a closeup of the buttons that screamed "I BELONG ON YOUR NANTUCKET JACKET!!!!" when I went shopping on Friday:


Since I met that somewhat-crazy deadline, I've given myself another, even crazier deadline:

A friend went to Ireland at the end of November and brought me back some yarn. As he delivered it to me last Sunday night, he said, "I wanted to make sure to get it to you so that you'd have enough time to make Hayden a sweater for Christmas." I went through another friend's collection of kids' aran sweater patterns and came up with this idea from Rowan's Tadpoles & Tiddlers. I'm leaving the pockets off. Can I do it? I've just started swatching today, and Christmas is 2 weeks from tomorrow. Hmmm....

I have other pictures to show you - namely, a picture of my new niece Lucy in her Pea Pod Baby Sweater and a picture of Hayden with one of the cast members from a community theater's production of "High School Musical" (which we both LOVED, by the way, but not as much as I LOVE my Nantucket Jacket) - but I'll save them for a post later this week. Off to swatch!

14 comments:

Laura said...

You Nantucket looks FABULOUS!

Anonymous said...

Cool knitting, cool site. Way to go with the triathalon

Wendy said...

Speed daemon!

Wow, it looks great (and yeah, I totally think you can rock that cabled coat out!)

Angela said...

OMG.. that looks GREAT!

MeBeth said...

The sweater looks fantastic - even better than in the magazine!

Jen said...

Fantastic!!! Your nantucket jacket is quite the winner... now on to Hayden's Christmas sweater. Just don't put too much pressure on yourself. The holidays are supposed to be fun!

Kel said...

CUTE! That looks SMASHING on you m'dear! Hugs to Hayden!

Brena said...

Your Nantucket looks amazing and I love those buttons! They're perfect!

Jenifer said...

Nice job on your jacket! It's really lovely! I need to get going on mine ... I haven't made any progress as I'm caught up finishing other stuff, but I need to finish it by the New Year's so I can still wear it all winter! I love your butttons, too. Good choice! http://jeniferknits.blogspot.com

Kat with a K said...

Catching up late, but that sweater is so great that I had to comment!

silbi said...

your jacket is lovely! im a bit of a lurker, but i had to comment because i am more impressed by your work on this piece than any of your past knitting. beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

I have seen this sweater in person and it is more FABULOUS in person than the picture. She may have outdone herself this time if you can imagine that.

Amby said...

Oh, your finished jacket is absolutely GORGEOUS! So nice to see a finished one, you did a beautiful job!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the nantucket and the cami that you paired with it! I am inspired as I loved it when I saw it but wondered about the wearibility. Thanks!