There has been an embarrassing lack of knitting on this here blog. In fact, there has been an embarrassing lack of knitting in my life lately. Unfortunately, it has taken a back seat to the bone tiring task of finding a place to live. But I have to find some knitting time for sanity sake and in the last month I have got some knitting in. I don’t think I mentioned it before but I have been working on the Bella Blouse, a web pattern from Interweave. I have the edge, front, and back finished and part of the right neckband done. I am using Louisa Harding Nautical Cotton which I think matches the pattern perfectly since it has a kind of vintage-y look and feel to it.
When I picked the colors I thought they were a little closer in color to each other. I wanted two close shades of a neutral color. That was my vision. But when I started knitting them up the colors ended up looking a little less subtly different then I had hoped. I am hoping when the neck and sleeves are done the colors will balance each other out and look okay.
So this weekend brings with it lots to look forward to. My fav knitting companion, sister, and ex-roommate Kara is coming to visit me. AND just in time for Estes Park Wool Market on Saturday. If you are planning to go make sure to look for two tall sisters and say hello!
The following 20 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
House hunting is so stressful! I hope that you find something soon!
I think those two colors will work nicely together on the Bella Blouse!
The WIP is looking great!
Have a wonderful time with your sister this weekend & enjoy the wool market. If you see Jack & Kim from Sit&Knit/Cast Off, Bets On be sure to tell them hello for me. 🙂
Wow I love how the two neutral go so well together, very understated and lovely!
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how your Bella Blouse turns out!
Very nice project. Have fun at Estes. I won’t be there this year.
I think the two colors go very well together. I can’t wait to see how it looks all done. I have been thinking about that pattern since it came out.
Have a great time with Kara and Estes too!
Looking forward to seeing your blouse done.
glad to see that you are knitting during the insanity of house hunting – the WIP looks like it is the perfect comfort project!
That’s a great top! I look forward to seeing it finished. 🙂
can not wait to see how your bella turns out!
I think those colors look good together. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
I hope you find a wonderful place to live really soon!
It’s terrible when other less exciting things take over your life and leave no time for things like knitting!
Glad to see that you are squeezing some in. That is a great looking pattern :0)
Love your Bella. I am knitting it too. Acutally I’m done but haven’t finished blocking it yet. I love the way it came out and surprised that not many people are knitting this. I chose not to include the sleeve inserts because I liked it without. Can’t wait to see yours – love the two-tone idea!
Bella is going to be gorgeous when all is said, done and knit. Have fun with you sis and have fun at the festival. You totally deserve some fun!
I hope you both have a great time together, and you find a place to live soon! We’re in the middle of packing, but I push Chris out to ride his bike and I try to knit too…you need a break sometimes. 🙂
Congratulations on your move and going after the job of your dreams! It takes a lot of courage to leave a life you’ve built to persue bigger dreams. You should be proud of yourself for taking that leap.
I loved Colorado when I lived there last summer. I’m sure you’ll love it. And you get to go to Estes! I just missed it last year!
I’ll be moving soon, too, and I’m not looking forward to the moving/apartment-hunting — it can be rough. Good luck!
I love your Bella colors — it think it shows off the vintage-y-ness (ha!) of the yarn. I think Bella will be my summer sweater project, but I’ve been having trouble finding the right yarn in the right colors, too. Yours looks great, I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
I’m working on the Bella Blouse, too, in light blue. I am really eager to see pictures from other knitters so I can tell if I’m doing it right! Just started the left neck insert. (Pics on my blog.)
I think the different colors you chose will work because they’re both pretty neutral.
I thought that was “Cast On, Bet’s Off” unless there’s been another book published. Has there?