Tuesday, August 14, 2007

bliss

It has been nothing but bliss around here with cables, Debbie Bliss yarn, new school supplies and a new knitting journal. This is known as the silver belle from Vogue Knitting or Romy from Debbie Bliss's new book Cashmerino Collection. I haven't done a cable sweater for myself in a very long time, so am loving working on this. I also loved entering it in my new journal I won from Jill at Knitterella! Thanks a million Jill, I just love it! I am such a paper/pen sort of girl. I love writing in an agenda, making lists, crossing things out and all the while using different pens and paper. I bought enough school supplies to fill every pencil holder and drawer in our house!

So far, the pattern is easy to follow. The construction of the sweater looks a little different, so am looking forward to seeing how it will all come together. I am almost finished with the bodice, and am ready to start a sleeve. Bliss I tell ya, pure bliss.

47 comments:

Kaet said...

what a pretty sweater! and such a fun knitting journal! i too am a big fan of pens and paper and also of school supplies. nothing says fall is here like crisp new notebooks, pencils, and pens!

Jane said...

Do you know if she sells the journal somewhere? Just love it!

mle said...

Oh! I was just looking at that pattern this morning. I cannot wait to see your progress on it!!

kim said...

That is my absolute favorite sweater from the new VK mag. It reminds me of one I saw (and lusted after) in NY last year. It's definitely in my queue. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. I'm sure you will look fabulous in it too.

Oh, and I could spend all day in a good stationery store.

Vanessa said...

Wow! you already started. I love that sweater too but still can't decide what color I should get. I have too many greys in my wardrobe.

DAWN said...

Ooo, that is a lot of cables. It is going to be very pretty. I LOVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES! almost as much as yarn. They are more affordable at times so I have tons.

Meggie said...

Oh Les, I can't wait to see the finished sweater! I'm happy to see that you are making something nice for yourself. Keep us posted.

Syndi said...

Looks like cable-y goodness. You know, I've NEVER knitted anything for myself. What is wrong with me?

KeanaLee said...

love the journal! I need to get one!

erin said...

i heart cables. can't wait to see this come together!

Kara said...

What a fun journal! It is so fun to be tactile in this crazy e-world. I am also loving that sweater. It is going to be gorgeous on you!

Veronique said...

What a great idea to have a knitting journal! I usually leave lots of little post-its everywhere, and then promptly lose them...

Sarah said...

Congrats on the journal. I love that you used a fancy pair of scissors for the picture.

I loved school supplies!

lucy said...

Oh my! I can hardly wait to see it finished. The blue is absolutely beatiful too. Don't you just love the knitting those cables?

Denise said...

Oh my gosh that is beautiful, I love it. I want a knitting journal like that - whaaa!! I think Jill posted a print off form so you could make your own, but I love that spiral bound look with the little pocket to keep your yarn sample in. I wish she still sold them.
I can't bear to blog about my 'Sahara' but I will try to soon :-/

Kristin said...

A knitting journal is a great idea! I'm a big fan of school supplies too, can't wait 'til my kids need them.
Your sweater looks great. There are some lovely cables in the new IK. Very tempting.

shelly d said...

love it... almost makes me want to do it~almost!!!

Yarnhog said...

That's looking fabulous! Are you doing it in Cashmerino? I've been wanting to try that for the longest time. I love the color you chose, too.

JL said...

Your cable stitches are very neat.

It's going to be a gorgeous sweater too.

peaknits said...

The journal is fabulous! I am like that too with having pens, paper - ribbon, any little something. That sweater is simply amazing, I am breathless. Can't wait to see it develop.

opportunityknits said...

It looks very cabley yummy! Makes me want to get my yarn and needles now to cast on, but there's a queue, you know :) And the colourful erasers are too cute!

Natalie said...

What a fun journal! I love the erasers too!

hege said...

It's looking fabulous!

The_Add_Knitter said...

That is hands down the best pattern in the entire mag, I love it! I can't believe you are so far on it--way to go!

Jess said...

Its so cool to see what you knit up. It is so different from the stuff I usually pick, and I love that! Its so neat to stop by the blog and see what you have on your needles.
Its knitting up fast! Especially with all of those cables?! Very cool.

La Cabeza Grande said...

What wonderful stitch definition! A tactile sensation, no doubt.

Nora said...

Ah, that's on my TO DO list as well. I'll be watching your progress with interest.

Kirsten said...

Oh I have been completely obsessing over this pattern! I love it! I wish I had the time. . .
I will live vicariously through yours.

gaylen said...

I love that sweater, It has a sticky on it in my new book! That journal is awesome - I so covet it :) Happy knitting. g

nova said...

All of those cables! They look lovely, your sweater is going to be fantastic!

Beth said...

Your sweater is beautiful! I love those cables. And that knitting journal is fabulous!

jenna said...

Mmm...I'm tempted to knit this one too. Yours is going to look gorgeous!

Knitterella said...

Wow! Beautiful work - that sweater is going to be goregous!

Love your supplies too and I'm so glad you are enjoying the journal! I need to make more for Knitterella.com

Thank you!
Jill

Felicia said...

That knitting journal is totally awesome! And all your cabely goodness is making me thing of my knitting basket languishing in the corner of my studio.

Hege said...

The cables are beautiful!
And so is your bike :)

So Much Fun said...

OMG Leslie, that is SO your sweater! I can't wait, I just cant wait. There is something about debbie and her blissful yarns, what is it, they are so neat, so perfectly spun and packaged, that debbie, she knows.

Scoutj said...

Your organization kills me!!

This looks beautiful though!

Ella said...

Oh my gosh, what a fabulous idea! A knitting journal! I don't know why the heck I didn't think of that... I love making lists too and have enough lined sticky note pads to sink a ship. I even keep a garden journal... but a knitting journal is WAY cooler.
Your sweater is going to be gorgeous. Love love love that color. Can't wait to see the FO!

TJ said...

That sweater looks comfy and cozy! Thanks for the advice on my 1/4 life crisis!

tiennie said...

It really is beautiful so far!

www.goneknitting.typepad.com said...

The sweater looks oh so inviting! The knitting journal is a must have like others I wonder if she is selling them somewhere?

delovely said...

Oh, I agree, the journal is amazingness. I definitely need to find one!

Windy Knitty said...

Your sweater looks amazing so far! I can't wait to see your progress.

I keep a small journal, but it's definitely not as cool as yours!

HobbyMommy said...

Love your site. I'm a new knitter and your work is just lovely! The journal is terrific!!

Alisha said...

Love how the sweater is looking....definatly bliss!!!

Michelle said...

Girl! That is looking good!! I wish I had the time to start one! And the color is perfect. Are you signed-up for the Silver Belle KAL. If not, let me know and I'll send you the link!

yaya said...

You have inspired me to carry on with the pattern. I have finished the sleeves and had 6" of the peplum but it measured huge. I ripped it out and started with a smaller size. Can you use the gauge in moss stitch?