knitnana: Denial & The Contemplation of Something Totally Out of the Realm of Normalcy...

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Denial & The Contemplation of Something Totally Out of the Realm of Normalcy...

I do think I'm having a time of denial and foot-dragging to get thru this move...but when I took a few moments last night to "veg" after a full day of packing and running things over to the new place (7 trips this weekend with the Forester packed!)...well I picked up the new IK.

And what did I find that took my breath away?
This:

oh...and the back view:

(I surely hope IK will forgive my posting of their gorgeous photos...but if you haven't seen this, I think it just might sell a few magazines for them by my posting them!)
I've seen and worn many sweaters in my life. I have NEVER knit one. I'm also new to cables, having only knit two of THESE which are equally as elegant as the IK Cable Down Raglan and a lot quicker to make! :)
I think, once this move is over and things are settled down and settled in a bit (and Hidcote at least OTN, Catharina completed!), this might just be my first sweater.
In these days of "is it hot in here?" those 3/4 sleeves are perfect for me (and yes, the color of the example sweater is, too!)
(sigh)

12 Comments:

Anonymous Barbara-Kay said...

Bought the mag for this very sweater. I'm going to knit it in a smaller size than I wear, because I am on a doctor-supervised weight loss program. Talk about a carrot! VBG!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

And so would that deep red that looks so good on you!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

This sweater caught my eye also. I love the shaping. You should definitely knit it! The designer has her first book coming out this spring or summer.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I'm in the middle-ish of my first sweater. I say go for it!! :)

6:59 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

It is a great sweater, isn't it?

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Roxanne said...

Beautiful! I'm waiting on my copy of IK and that's just, well, wow!!

7:33 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

That is a beautiful pattern. It would be a very interesting project.

4:36 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

OK! I am not going to let yu forget that you ARE going to knit a sweater!!!
Looks like I need to resubscribe to Ik. See, you sold one with your little advertisement! No, I am NOT going to knit it!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

I fell in love with this too. It will look spectacular on you!

Hope you get moved in soon so you can rest!

Ruinwen
:)

8:38 AM  
Blogger teabird17 said...

Scary, isn't it? You start knitting cables and all of a sudden, everything you knit seems to need a cable...

5:09 PM  
Blogger Shelob said...

This is gorgeous! I've got to get a copy of this magazine. I may not add it to the immediate list, but I'll want one eventually!

--Shelob
http://caution-blind-driver.blogspot.com/

9:29 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Top down raglans are one of the easiest styles to knit.. And if you can do lace, & I know you can unlike moi, you can do cables.. much easier {g}

5:16 PM  

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