Thursday, November 30, 2006

Louisa Harding, Love Her

Hi Knitters!

I don't know if I can part with this set, I love it so much. It is intended for my niece to go with both her black coat and white coat. She is a Wisconsin Badger, so the red is appropriate. I think she will love them, so I'll have to say good bye.

I am a gusher of the worst sort, so here it goes:

Louisa Harding, I love your wonderful patterns. I have had this love for years and years, and I have knitted your patterns again and again. Your work is always a beautiful treat for my needles. The hat and gloves are from her book, Hats, Gloves, Scarves. This book is super, every page has a clean-lined classic pattern. I highly recommend this for every knitter's library. I have made many, many of the items in here. The hat is the Streamlined Sporty pattern, and the gloves are the Toasty Tweed pattern. It is all knitted on US size 6 needles. The yarn is Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK that I bought on sale from Jimmy Beans Wool. I bought a few other colors, too, so maybe another set is in the works.

My thirteen year old son quickly took this picture before the sun went down. It is freezing cold today, so the winter wear is perfect.

I got a haircut this morning and I had at least 2 inches trimmed off my hair so it is a sleek little bob now. My three youngest kids all told me after school that they like my hair better long. I tried to get my son to say he used to like it better short, but he quickly corrected me that he actually likes it better long. This made me laugh. I told them not to worry it will grow right back! They just agreed.

Que sera, sera...

best, susie

1 comment:

peaknits said...

omg, I love Louisa too - I have her Gathering Roses accessories book - oh the colors and glorious textures! I have yarn to make several to make them, time...that's the tricky part. In the meantime I can covet the gorgeous fibers!