8.10.13

cosy in argentina



Well, the season barely knows what to do with itself at the moment. Today has been beautiful, so mild, bright and warm. However last week that nippy wind started up without warning and had me reaching for my textured shawl. Boy, am I pleased to have that. But shawls do have a naughty habit of flopping down at the most inconvenient times, don't you find? Luckily I remembered Noelle, and Lima (colour: Argentina), from this book, which have been waiting in the cupboard for a couple of years or so now.

Winter Warmers is a lovely book filled with all sorts of pretties, including this and these, which I loved knitting last year and, incidentally, make wonderful gifts (I gave brooches to my daughter's teachers last Christmas). I actually bought the yarn with the intention of making this pattern and it was such an easy and quick distraction. The husband said 'it's not my favourite thing you've made' which means he hates it but, hey, if it keeps me warm I'm happy! Ooh and before I forget, the shell pink cardigan I'm wearing was a thrift shop find the other day. Brand new Miu Miu, an unbelievable snip at $28 although I'm more excited about the long coveted original Guernsey jumper I snaffled at $24. Score!

The lima, by the way, is a lovely yarn. Its alpaca content makes it wonderfully soft and cosy, a bit like holding a kitten so says my daughter. And she should know. Our two kittens celebrated their third birthday yesterday .. in style, would you believe. Millie presented her brother with a feathered luncheon, promptly eaten before my husband (a keen bird watcher) had the chance to identify it. Sorry if you are of a slightly sensitive disposition but the cat owners amongst you, I dare say, will have seen it all before!

More details of Noelle are here on Ravelry.

Have a happy week, everyone.

15 comments:

  1. I like this :) Designs of this shape aren't always the prettiest things but this looks great and sp practical and warm. What do men know? ;)

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  2. I love it whatever your husband says and it looks so practical and cosy too. Love the description of it being like holding a kitten - what's not to like!! Our cats used to be always bringing in "gifts" though to my knowledge they never actually ate them but maybe that's just the ones we knew about - now Bambi is no longer with us and Thomas is a very old chap the wildlide is not in any danger from either of them though we do have plenty of other cats staking their claims to our garden now!

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  3. It just looks so cosy and warm, well done! :) x

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  4. Beautiful cape and photoshoot. The teachers were so lucky to receive those brooches for Christmas, you knit such beautiful pieces. I hope that you have found lots of great thrift shops for treasure hunting- miu miu is a find.
    Ps I love your moccasins too. My girls and I have been living in similar ones!

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  5. Ooh, I like this very much Kate! I too find shawls a bit tricky to wear without falling off at in opportune moments. Love Lima too although I do still find it the teensiest bit itchy (I'm a nightmare for itchiness!)

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  6. looks very cosy!
    i have this book too.i've been knitting a lot lately and will probably be working on the hat next for a gift but this looks like something i would like to make for the coming months : )

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  7. Hi Kate...I hope it doesn't get cold too fast for you there! I have enjoyed reading your last few posts and catching up on all those absolutely beautiful knits you've made. Your husband may not like your latest creation but I think it looks wonderfully cosy and great to relax and keep warm in. At least rainy days are great for knitting in.

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  8. "not my favourite think you made"... that made me laugh! My husband uses the same line!!

    I think it's lovely, I have one too in grey (of course) and it's perfect for this season. Mine was an old Rowan pattern though.

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  9. Just lovely! Been meaning to knit this for what seems an age... I really must! Love the shape, and thank you for tips for knitting with Lima.hopefully this will be the winter for my noelle

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  10. This is gorgeous, so snuggly and warm looking. I am pleased it seems that knitting season is back. - Annie

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  11. Ooh, I love it! Very nice color and looks to be just perfect for the weather! Sounds like our weather is on the same page as yours. Getting quite chilly but the sun is shining.

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  12. This one looks wonderful on you! Just found you on ravelry and have been admiring your pieces.

    Best from Seattle, zill.Y

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  13. You have probably just about finished something else by now I am so slow to comment, but this looks so beautiful and cosy. Sometimes husbands just don't know best!

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