Monday, 6 August 2007

Turbulence is a FO!

from Knitting Nature Book
Pattern by Norah Gaughan
Knitted in Debbie Bliss cotton DK
Turbulence is finally off the needle and strangely, I'm going to miss it. This is one of many beautiful patterns in this stunning book - patterns based on forms and shapes found in nature, by Norah Gaughan. What a visionary and creative designer Norah is and I just wish I had a smidgen of her talent! I love the 3/4 length sleeves, the twisted ribbing and the cabling around the neck. I already have yarn to make another - though this time in the recommended yarn, Berocca Soft Twist (a lovely soft, silky yarn) I ordered from the States as could not find a seller in this country. The only modification made to the pattern was I lengthened the body by a couple of inches to save the embarrassment of unleashing my 'middle' to an unsuspecting world... My next 'must-do' from this book (and there will be more!) is Ogee ... I love it and fingers are itching to cast on!

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Blogger Kendra said...

Wow! That is really beautiful. It looks like a really elegant, stylish jumper. You must be feeling very happy!

Monday, August 06, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Thank you, Kendra! Am really pleased to have it off the needles and reckon I'll get a lot of use out of it ... have several skirts with similar shade of terracotta through them. And its always lovely to see the end result of your efforts, isn't it?

Monday, August 06, 2007  
Blogger Nicola said...

It's a beauty :) I really want to get the Knitting Nature book and all the more so now I see such lovely finished products. Thanks very much for your comment about my Sockapalooza socks! N

Tuesday, August 07, 2007  
Blogger Piglottie said...

It is beautiful, and like you, I love the design around the neck. What are the sizings like in the book plz? Do they cater for the jubblitastic? :)

Tuesday, August 07, 2007  
Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

It is such a lovely top. Well done for choosng a great colour too!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Nicola, thanks for dropping by... lovely to catch up again! I can't tell you how much I love some of the patterns in this book and I reckon I could knit them over and over as they are pretty 'timeless'. Go on ... get it:) PL, I think the sizes are pretty generous - this pattern comes in 4 sizes (36/40/44/48"). I did mine in the 2nd largest size and it fits fine. The neckline is great too for those of who have done well in the 'jubble' dept;) It's scooped, rather than low cut and seems a very flattering neckline. QOF, I love the colour too and was just so chuffed when Pictish (from de-stashed and I stash-enhanced very quickly:) I've got red hair and very pale skin and can't get away with certain colours - but reckon terracotta is one of my 'better' shades.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007  
Blogger Christina said...

wow, I love your jumper. I bet you wear it loads. Nice necklace too.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007  
Blogger Scrabblequeen said...

Hi. I saw your comment over on Nothwithstanding Nicole about Cardiff not getting the passion pulses roaring, and just stopped by to respectfully disagree. I made a visit to Cardiff two years ago this month, and was quite taken with it. (an American who enjoyed Wales) go figure.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Really glad that you were taken by Cardiff ... and hope that you get the chance to visit the UK again (so many beautiful places to see). Honest:) Was only teasing a little - I live in Cardiff, though only for the past 7 years. Your socks are stunning and look forward to seeing more of your WIPs and FO's

Wednesday, August 08, 2007  
Blogger Riggwelter said...

Oh Turbulence is beautiful! And Ogee sounds intriguing.

good to see you back.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007  
Blogger gilraen said...

It is stunning. I love all of Norah's designs and you have certainly done real justice to this one. Beautiful colour too. :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007  
Blogger Aknita said...

It really is beautiful Angie :)

Thursday, August 09, 2007  
Blogger Auntie Noo said...

It's a work of art!!! - Gorgeous!

Thursday, August 09, 2007  
Blogger Jo said...

I'm a big Norah Gaughin fan too, I love that book although havent really had much time to try out any of the patterns. Thanks for popping over to my blog, that cardi is in last winters vogue, I met my partner online too, I lived in Cardiff up until 4 years ago, and moved here to be with him, small world isn't it!

Friday, August 10, 2007  
Blogger Gill said...

Gorgeous sweater. Love the colour too. One day I'll knit something from that book!

Saturday, August 11, 2007  
Blogger Fiona said...

Gorgeous top. Great name too!

Sunday, August 12, 2007  
Blogger Tusa said...

Well done you. It is wonderful.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007  
Blogger Hawkesley said...

What a great jumper!!! I like the neckline too.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Thank you all for your locvely comments ... you've got an old knitter blushing here! It's staggering to think that our British summer this year means that its absolutely feasible to be wearing this jumper on a fair few days! Norah is such a talent, isn't she? I'm in awe at the way she 'sees' and constructs such stunning patterns. I'm still itching to start Ogee and have discovered that Pavi Yarns stock some of the Filatura di Crossa Zara yarn recommended. Pavi Yarns have been extremely helpful and are checking just now to see if its possible to order in my preferred colours as a special order. Fantastic service!

Thursday, August 16, 2007  
Blogger knittin'_kitten said...

That color is especially pretty! I love the shape of it too..very stylish!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007  

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