Monday, July 27, 2009

And I'm back!

I'm back from Israel, and have a knitting surprise to share! It wasn't all-work-no-knitting, after all, despite my blog silence. I had enough free time to whip up a lovely version of Heidi Kirrmaier's Buttercup sweater. I followed her modifications for the second version with longer sleeves and ribbing bands. I also knit it in a smaller gauge with Frog Tree Alpaca Fingering weight wool. I'm extremely pleased with how the sweater fits, and the clarity of the instructions.

Here's the ravelry link to the sweater, for you knitters out there.

14 comments:

oklyous said...

A lovely colour and lovly pattern, what more is there to be said!

tantehilde said...

oh, I wished I could knit like you! but there are so many things to do in a day that I don't have the time for knitting for myself..I sometimes knit for my baby, but that's all...

I didn't know you were a conservator? I studied archaeology, but never worked as an archaeologist,(but many friends of mine do, and some are conservators too)
I do work in a museum now, although it has nothing to do with archaeology...

I'm glad you're back!
And you made a lovely sweater! As always ;)

tantehilde said...

ok sorry, I read it now in your 'about me' about the conservation studies! I guess I did read it before but not really realized ;)
greetings from belgium
hilde

Suzanne said...

Beautiful! I'm jealous. I started Collin's slippers, but not much progress yet. xoxo Suzanne

Meg Morden said...

Lovely sweater! Great to see the finished product after watching it evolve in Israel!

Wendy said...

Funny, I literally decided last night that Buttercup was going to be my next project and here you are!

CanarySanctuary said...

It's so pretty! I really love the colour.

Walden said...

It looks wonderful and I agree with other posters, the color is beautiful.

Trudy Callan said...

That's beautiful sweater. I love the neckline.

Linda said...

Thats a lovely sweater!

sarahvine said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I just found your blog through Wardrobe Refashion (which I'm obsessed with and inspired by and sew from but haven't joined or posted...) and coolest of all, you're in Jerusalem. I'm in Ra'anana, and I lived in Jerusalem for 5 years too. Woo hoo, I'm not the only Israeli re-fashioner/knitter. Oh and I love the sweater. And I agree, it's WAY too warm for it at the moment.

Lovely to meet you.....x

Brittney said...

That sweater looks gorgeous on you! Great job!

Hilary said...

Welcome back!! And I adore your Buttercup! I made a worsted weight, cotton, short sleeved version earlier this summer, but would LOVE a cooler-weather version like yours. The color is so pretty, too!

Liz said...

Gorgeous sweater & a great look on you! I'm so inspired by your projects, but after my last (and first) sweater project I've regressed. I'm working on a washcloth right now!