31.7.14

whispers




Whispers by Veera Välimäki: A flirty little thing knitted for the warmer weather, although it's way too hot to wear at the moment! My knitting has been oh so slow these past few months I could have done with this top back in May when I actually started swatching for it. Now it will have to wait for cooler evenings or September even, when the dregs of Summer will hopefully continue on but in a less searing way.

I loved knitting Whispers, plus I got to try out Madelinetosh's Dandelion with a touch of linen amongst the merino wool. Gorgeous yarn folks, go try! Naturally it's grey, this is such a pale, almost pearly shade and I'm so pleased with it. I wasn't too sure about the flippy sleeves to begin with but now I'm thinking 'what the heck, live a little'. Besides, I can always sew them up later if I really want to. More pics and details are here on my Ravelry page.

My postman delivered a nice plump package of yarn the other day so I have some deciding to do. Another Summer knit, or move on to my Autumn plans now. Hmm, with the rate I'm going I think I'm making my decision rather faster than usual!

And you? What are you creating I wonder?

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful Kate, I really love the sleeves and the little detail at the neck is gorgeous !
    V x

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  2. Oh Kate, your knitting is always so beautiful and inspiring. Whispers looks great on you and I hope you have cooler weather soon so you can wear it often.
    I am still ever so slowly knitting my Recipe for a Textured Shawl, which I am loving. Also I'm working on Aise' which will be on the needles for a long while I think, over 900 yards of lace weight yarn is a lot of yarn and I'm in no hurry.

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    1. Thank you for that lovely comment Tracey .. I still haven't worn it though :)
      I love my textured shawl too, it was my summer 2013 project and I've worn it such a lot. You'll find it so useful. I hadn't seen Aise before, it's beautiful isn't it?

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  3. This is just a delightful little top, so pretty... the neck and the arms... just so sweet, I love the colour too. At the moment i'm forever patchworking, summer is too hot for me to do anything yarn related! x

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    1. Thank you Cate, it is sweet and I think that's why I knitted it. It's so different from what I normally go for. Enjoy your patchwork, sounds perfect for this warm weather!

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  4. so pretty!
    and that song of the sea cowl too: beautiful! i have been wanting to make myself one for a long time. i have been knitting on a sweater lately and just now i noticed that it was too small....should have tried it on much earlier. so tomorrow i will have to tear it up and i think that i will be tempted to take a pause from it before i start again...
    i have yarn and pattern ready for a shawl so maybe i will start on that one instead : )

    much love

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    1. Hi Vibeke, what a shame you had a knitting disaster, all that work :(
      This may be a little late in the day but I came across this excellent post about just the same problem - http://ellagordon.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/boarding/ . It uses the most fantastic piece of equipment, I love it. x

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  5. Beautiful! That is a lovely colour on you - I hope it cools down soon! What did you like about dandelion in particular? How did you find blocking the sleeves?

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    1. Thank you, I'm still not wearing it though, it is SO hot in Vancouver this summer. I love all the MadTosh bases but dandelion has a wonderful drape, a very slight sheen to it and just feels so lovely in the hand. Blocking the sleeves were no problem, I just pinned them down flat and very well lined up.

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  6. It's gorgeous and I think the sleeves are just right as they are, especially viewed side on. Knitting in hot weather can be uncomfortable, I tend to keep my knitting it the fridge for that reason.

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    1. Thank you!
      Knitting in the fridge? That's new to me, I'd give it a try but ours is crammed with food :)

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  7. Oh this is beautiful and makes me wish for summer!

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  8. I love this sweater! The yoke and the sleeves are what just makes it! Beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you. I think you're right, those details make it a little different, which is what drew me to it in the first place.

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  9. I've been curious about the Dandelion yarn, and thank you so much for these great photographs of your new creation. It's a great design with just enough detailing, and you've knitted it so very well. Seeing how nicely the yarn drapes and the general weight of the garment does encourage me to give Dandelion a try. Oh...that will only add a few more skeins of yarn to my steadily growing supplies, but why on earth should that be a deterrent?

    xo

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  10. Elegant, simple and an ideal color, and of course looks great on you. In Spain also very hot...kisses

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    1. Thanks so much. I'm sure Spain is much hotter than Vancouver .. but Vancouver has been hot enough for the likes of me!

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  11. Oh this is just so elegant and beautiful. Makes me want to finish mine languishing in the WIP basket. Perfect summer top!

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    1. Hehe, I can see where you're coming from, I have a shawl I started about 7 weeks ago but just haven't had the time for it lately :(
      And thank you :)

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  12. This is beautiful. I love the colour and the fine knit is amazing. - Annie

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  13. That is a really lovely top! So glad you were able to get back to the UK for a visit! Almost a year now since our trip and I miss it just as much.

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  14. So beautiful. The color is very elegant.

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  15. So light and so delicate - very pretty.

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  16. Beautiful. Once again you inspire me with your lovely makes. Thanks for sharing x Rebecca

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    1. That's a lovely comment, thanks so much :)

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  17. This is so darn cute! I never knit summer things for myself, and I don't know why...

    I'm working on another sample knit (ok, perhaps that's why I never knit for myself)

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  18. Such a lovely top - the yarn is perfect and a lovely colour. I really like the detail at the sleeves- it really suits you. I hope you've had a chance to wear it.

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    1. Not yet Donna :)
      Thanks for the compliment, I'll get to put it on on day I'm sure!

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  21. Belatedly ... very nicely done Kate :o)

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