Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winter 2013

It is winter already, and bitterly cold  where I live.  I love to take advantage of the shorter days and wrap myself in a blanket, enjoy a hot cup of tea (usually Tazo Zen, or  Cinnamon Spice) and knit all evening long.  Fewer outdoor activities and sporting events give me a small window of knitting time in January and February and I embrace it thoroughly!

Bobble Cable Top #4
My most recently published sweater is in   Vogue Knitting Magazine Winter  2013.  The issue is just full of lovely choices to knit, and I appreciate the RED heart health theme. One of my resolutions is always to try to eat more healthy food, and ramp up my exercise routines. Apparently my sweater was one of 11 auctioned in a silent auction at VKLIVE in NYC, and the proceeds were given to the "Stitch Red Charity." (  I missed being able to attend because of a beastly flu!)
This was a wonderfully enjoyable sweater to knit.  I love turtlenecks, because I find them to be both flattering and stylish, and I think that detailed cuffs are always  striking and feminine.  The bobbles are easy and add some interest to a relatively simple to knit pattern.