Friday, October 05, 2007

And without further ado...

I present VaVaVoom 2.0 completed.Here's a photo with a bit more detail of the collar. That darn flash tends to blur the details a bit.Oh yes, this one turned out a million times better than the last. By the way, the sweater pattern is called Paisley and it's out of the book 'A Season's Tale' by Kim Hargreaves. I love her patterns. They always seem to fit me nicely.

As you can imagine, I started a new project now that this one is finished. With it being Socktober, it only seemed right for me to start those socks.I'm doing a basic toe up sock because I can't stand the thought of wasting even an inch of this yarn! It's just too beautiful! It doesn't seem to be pooling or striping much either, which I'm happy about.

I may not have mentioned this, but now that I've been working for over a month and have some funds again, I decided it was time for me to place an order at Knitpicks. After all, it had to be done. I have two lace projects just sitting here waiting to be worked on and I don't have the yarn to work on them. Lucky for me they had the dye lots I was looking for.I couldn't pass up the chance to have free shipping either, so my finger might have slipped a few times and put a few more things in my cart... but just a few things...Given the situation, I'd say I was pretty controlled. I can't guarantee I'm going to be so restrained at Rhinebeck... Did I mention I'm going to be there this year? Can't break tradition now can I?

22 comments:

Knittripps said...

Your finished sweater looks great! Nice purchases :) I need to practice restaint for a while if I want to buy a spinning wheel any time soon.

Alex said...

Nice sweater! I love that book too. And your hair looks great!

Toni said...

V2 turned out so well and looks great on you. I especially like the texture of the yarn. Somehow it makes it seem more wearable to me. great job!

Laura said...

Awesome! Way to finish 'em up. I totally know what you mean about not wasting yarn. I only do toe-up!

Ginger said...

This is lovely piece! And you look gorgeous! You sure you are not a supermodel?

Anonymous said...

ginger, if she's not a supermodel, she sure could be. Everything she makes and shows on this blog looks 10 times better because of who it's being modeled on. One very attractive young woman, that's for sure.

Diana said...

The sweater looks great. Of course, I always say that... because everything you knit turns to gold. Love your new yarn acquisitions.

emily said...

the sweater is wonderful on you-- and you look so happy too! your curly hair is super cute too!

good luck with the dating-- or whatever you want to call it.

Venus said...

VaVaVoom 2.0 looks awesome! Good hair in that shot too! Oh man, that sock yarn reminds me of cotton candy. Mmmm.

jackie said...

Wonderful job on the sweater! You both look great!

chris said...

It's wonderful and looks fabulous on you! And the knitpicks order is well deserved, I'm sure!!

Lolly said...

The texture is SO amazing! and it looks great on you :) Congrats on a wonderful knit.

keri said...

It turned out great - the fit is fab and the color so flattering on you! Great job!

amanda cathleen said...

Now that is a fantastic sweater! The color looks great on you, the fit is perfect all together perfect! : )
Your socks are lookin good too

Erin said...

The sweater looks awesome! Such a great fit and very stylish. Nicely done.

Grace said...

Wow, great sweater! Very flattering.

Felicia said...

Va Va Voom looks fantastic.

Cathy said...

Looks great! I'm glad you're happy with it.

JessaLu said...

Beautiful!

Leigh said...

VaVaVoom is soooo cute! And it fits like a dream too. Well done!

sarah said...

That turned out so cute!! I love it :) And don't you love Knit Picks so much? All their new yarns for the fall just make me want to order lots of yarn.

LisaB said...

Wow I should have waited for the reveal pic! This looks so great on you and the color suits you.
Definitely worth re-doing!