Don’t panic! I do have my new Bernina and we have been getting along with each other just fine over the last week. Still I haven’t been able to do too much sewing, because the second round of my philosophy exams are about to start and I had to get down to study.
But I did manage to revive my first love knitting. Knitting in fact was my first craft from when I was a young teenager and while I’ve always loved doing it I had not been so lucky wearing my knitted garments. Somehow I’ve often found my sweaters and cardigans too warm and too bulky (this girl doesn’t believe in fingering weight yarn…). But recently I’ve tried again and have been reasonably happy with the results.
This is a batwing sleeve sweater from German knitting magazine Verena. The front is covered in cabling:
The yarn is Malabrigo Silk Merino in colourway Lluvia. The is the most delicious yarn ever so soft and with a slight sheen that my point and click camera is unable to capture.
It’s handpainted and every skein is very different, so it’s imperative to knit from two skeins intermittently (I switched every two rows) to get a nice blend of the different colours. I just love the effect!
I also finished two more knits, so provided I get some pictures taken I might be able to tread water with a couple of blog posts while my exams and then the finals at my school take place.