3.21.2012

In Bloom


The cherry blossom trees in our backyard seem to have bloomed overnight. We are enjoying their transient beauty.


Despite my best efforts, the stash also seems to have bloomed as well. Oh the dangers of having temptation in the form of my LYS within a five minute drive from the house. Looking forward to coming up with a new design for this unusual felted yarn. I love the earthy browns and roses.


Couldn't resist picking up a few more balls of Zauberball, especially in the tropical fish colorway. Thoughts of summer knitting are already in the air.


But before that, there is the little matter of getting these two sweaters finished. Aidez has just a few more inches to go before the lower body is completed.


Nanook is also growing steadily along. I love how the sleeves are blossoming from the radial lifted increases of the back neck stitches.



(As always, check out all of the amazing projects on display at WIP Wednesday with TAMI'S AMIS)

14 comments:

  1. I am loving your wips! Those are both on my list (in fact, Nanook is up next). The cabling on your Aidez looks great, and I love the colour you chose for Nanook. I'd be interested in seeing what you end up knitting with the tropical fish colourway!

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  2. I love your nanook, trying to resist the urge to add it to my queue!

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  3. Love both your WIPs.

    I still think you show restraint. If I had a LYS 5 mins from my house, I would have been on the TV show "Hoarders" needing intervention. LOLOL!!!!

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  4. The Pur yarn looks like the cherry blossoms in the tree!

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  5. Both are very interesting patterns. Looking forward to seeing them done and hearing your reviews!

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  6. Gosh, the color of your nanook is incredible -- it shouts "spring!" Wonderful WIPs.

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  7. It's very spring like and full blooms in Chicago where I'm at. I'm LOVING it! I just knit with my first Zauberball, and LOVED it! I'm really digging the tropical fish colorway you picked up!

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  8. I love your zauberball yarn! I havent gotten a chance to try it out yet. Its soooo pretty.

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  9. Gorgeous pics in this post! That felted yarn sounds very interesting. I love me some zauberball as well - it's so fun to knit. Your nanook looks amazing. I love the scallop detailing. Yay Spring!!

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  10. What beautiful sakura :0)

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  11. As always I admire and am slightly jealous of your knitting skills, and now I am more than a little envious of your Zauberball stash!

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  12. Wow. I LOVE how both sweaters are coming along. You have such a great eye for matching the yarn to the pattern.

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  13. Beautiful WIPs! I just love that neck detail on Nanook, so pretty.

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  14. Nanook is looking great!!! Love the color!! Don't you just adore all Heidi's patterns???? What do you have in mind for the zauerball??? I have one skein in the stash---have never knit with it.
    How lucky to have those cherry blossoms in your backyard!!!!!

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