Thursday, May 17, 2018

Anoushka




Here is another pullover, off my needles.  I know, it’s not gray!  Who even am I?   This is Anoushka, by Regina Moessmer (pattern is here) in Knit Picks Palette.  You guys, this yarn.  It is so nice!  Why haven’t I been using Palette for everything?  Palette is making all the tres fancy yarns in my stash a little bit nervous right now.  I used “Currant” and “Seraphim”  (which is really a light lilac, not white as it appears to be) and they worked so nicely together.  I worried about the fit of this one as I was working, and I even wet-blocked the yoke, and then the body, and had honestly almost decided that it was going to be too small, but in the end, once the collar and sleeves were on and it could hang properly, it fits wonderfully.  I’ve worn it three times already, because even though it is the middle of May, I am almost never warm enough and wool is life.  

In other news, this is what I got for Mother’s Day:

My beautiful boy has earned his Bachelor of Architecture.  He will imagine amazing things, and people will build them!  I can’t stop marveling at that.  I could not be happier or more proud.  As I am writing this, he and his girl are on a cross-country journey, following their dreams to have a life in The West.  Letting them grow up and go away is so hard, but I am also thrilled for them, too.  Adventure!  Friends in Denver, Colorado, please take good care of them.  That’s it, all my children are grown up now.  I’m not saying I’m getting ready to start dressing the catdog in human clothes and letting her sit at the kitchen table, but I do think she would look really cute in little jeans. 

26 comments:

  1. Hello! Probably wrong to dress her Highness in anything other than a tiara, for the Royal Wedding this weekend of course! I am now on tenterhooks for that photo. Do share. Rebecca, sunny Shropshire, UK

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    1. Ha, yes, a tiara! She is a total princess, so it would be very fitting. :)

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  2. Congratulations. Denver is just beautiful. I've thought of moving there myself. I love the mountains. Your new sweater is gorgeous, as always.

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    1. It does look beautiful--I'm sort of longing to move there now, myself. :)

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  3. Such a lovely sweater and I love the yoke. You are an amazing knitter :) Your son?!?!! Such an accomplishment, can't wait to see his first build. The feeling of being so proud really makes you all warm and fuzzy. :) Enjoy the weekend and please don't start dressing up the Catdog. The "stink-eye" you would get would not be pleasant.

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    1. I am bursting with pride, I truly am. He's dreaming big, and getting there. :) Poor catdog, she's my last baby now. xoxo

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  4. An amazing Mothers day moment, all of your sons hard work has paid off. As always a really beautiful sweater.

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  5. Congratulations to your beautiful boy. Your last sentence made me laugh so hard. But thank goodness for Catdog.

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    1. Thank goodness, indeed! I hate to think where I'd be without her velvety face. XOXO

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  6. What a day! I love Anoushka and the colour. Wear her lots wont you. Jo xx

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  7. i think it's a stellar week all around. congrats to your son....and congrats to you for breaching the grey box. me, personally, can not seem to get out of the grey box.....!!

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    1. I dip a toe out of the gray box now and then, but I always jump back in. More gray went on the needles yesterday. :D

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  8. Wow that yoke really stands out on the pink and great picture of you and your son, am sure you are proud.

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  9. Congrats to your amazing son, and amazing parents who helped him achieve his goals.

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  10. Congrats on launching your youngest son, you and your hubby I am sure are so proud! Being a Coloradan they will love the it out here. Love your sweater, you are an amazing knitter!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! This one has the best fit ever, much to my surprise. :) He's madly in love with CO already, and I can't wait to visit him there. xoxo

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  11. Oh this is nice! Having two (and soon to be 3) baby boys it always feels good seeing it's not *so$ depressing they grow up one day... And "dressing the catdog in human clothes" is totally an option!!

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    1. It is bittersweet, certainly. Both of mine have fledged the nest successfully and don't "need" me anymore, but they seem to like me well enough. That's a mother's job well done. Congratulations to you! Enjoy every minute. xoxo

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  12. Your sweater is beautiful!
    Congratulations to your wonderful and creative boy. I can't even begin to imagine how proud you are. Sounds like he is getting ready to begin the most amazing of journeys.

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    1. Thank you very much! Yes, I am feeling all the feels right now. :)

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