Saturday, February 2, 2008

Inspiration


First I want to say thank you to all of the bloggers in blog land! I am sending you a virtual flower bouquet. I love reading your blogs! Also thank you to all who have left me a comment. It's really cool that you took the time to read and post your input. I read each one and also check out your sites too!
I get so inspired by what other knitters are working on. If you are reading my site for the first time please check out the sites on the sidebar. I have learned so much from these fantastic artists! The patterns, yarns, and colors just amaze me.
I was checking out DebbieKnitters blog and could feel the inspiration vibe across the internet. Debbie was the one who cheered me on to do my first double point project! Leave it to DebbieKnitter to inspire me to knit my first sweater. DebbieKnitter is working on a sweater by Zephyr. I went to Zephyr's site and noticed another sweater called "Wicked". Then I went on Raverly to read about projects made by other members using Wicked as the pattern think I just may be able to tackle this one. I purchased the pattern on line and off to the yarn shop I went!
This is the picture of Wicked by Zephyr. It is knitted in the round with almost no seaming!





I found some really nice yarns.



This is Casscade 220 Tweed. The color is a gorgeous deep strawberry. The yarn has little flecks of other colors in it like yellow, blue, green and pink. Don't you just love it?! So here I sit with my yarn and my needles......waiting for my pattern to be e-mailed to me. A word of advise, make sure you use your credit or debit card not an e-check! I guess with e-checks it can take 3 days to clear!

8 comments:

Lisa Boyer said...

Ah, garsh, thanks for the flowers. It's good we can all inspire each other, yes? The sweater will be gorgeous in that beautiful red--can't wait to see it! But no pressure...don't rush...enjoy.

Debbie said...

oh wow. I love that pattern too, I'll have to check it out (and all the others...) I agree, that will be beautiful in red. Such a nice looking yarn too! Oh, I just love new patterns and yarn...I get that feeling, like the first day of school all over again...Enjoy :-)

Emily said...

Good luck with the Wicked sweater. The yarn you chose looks beautiful. I've really enjoyed knitting it and can't wait to wear it! :)

DebbieKnitter said...

OMG you'll look sooo cute in it. Your gonna love knitting it. I am just thrilled your gonna knit it:)
Oh and the virtual flowers are just lovely. I bet we could all agree, we love your blog and your beautiful photos!!

Marsha said...

I love the pattern and that is my color. LOL If I knew how to knit I would make that one. When I looked at the bowl of yard the first thing that came to mind was a bowl of strawberries..........then I read your caption. :-) Couldn't get more strawberry!

Wool Winder said...

I think the yarn will work well for that sweater. You can do it!

Wool Winder said...

Just read the question you left on my blog about the wild hogs. Didn't know if you would see my answer if I replied in the comments and I don't have your email address, so I hope you don't mind me answering here. Feel free not to post this comment. The wild hogs we saw were young ones, so they weren't very big. The boars can get to be over 300 lbs though.

tina said...

I love red, I love 220, and I love that pattern! Wicked indeed!

Bet you will make me crazy with the speed in which you knit that sweater!

Great flowers, thanks for posting the lovely pic!