Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lou

Thank you all for your lovely compliments on my sweater yesterday!  As soon as I'd finished that one, I got started on something I don't have to think much at all about:  I can watch TV while I work on this one!  Yay!

My new sweater is a rather old Kim Hargreaves design, from Rowan 33 way back in 2002:

Lou by Kim Hargreaves, Rowan 33

I've wanted to make this sweater ever since the magazine was published, but could never find a combination of colors I thought would be versatile enough for me.  Last week it dawned on me that this design would work equally well in a solid color; I could really see it in a sunny yellow.  And I just happened to have seven balls of Calmer in Freesia:


So yesterday afternoon, with Doctor Who to entertain me, I got started:


I'm surprised that until I cast this on, there were no projects on Ravelry for this pattern - in fact, the pattern itself wasn't even in the database until I added it yesterday!  I think it's a very cute and wearable design.

I haven't shown nails in quite a while, but I couldn't resist today.  I just bought the Misa Fresh and Fruity collection based on these swatches, and was excited to try out Peach Passion.  The color wasn't what I was expecting based on those swatches, but I really love it - it's the perfect shade of melon:


It's quite a bit brighter in real life - it was still pretty cloudy when I took this picture.  I've only recently started using Misa polishes, and I really love them.  I haven't come across one wonky brush or icky formula.  Win!

11 comments:

  1. Your nail color is so fun! I'm into matte colors too.
    The yellow is soft but sunnily happy at the same time. It'll totally go w/your Vintage sewing projects.

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  2. Love your nails - I've got some orange that is waiting for a sunny day. I haven't tried Misa though ... a bit stuck on OPI ;)

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    1. I just can't use that wide brush on the OPI! Polish goes everywhere!

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  3. That yellow is delightful. Really, I think your solid-colored version will be more adaptable and more chic than Rowan's striped version, which is nice but leans a bit toward "beachwear only".
    -- stashdragon

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    1. Hmm - I think you've nailed it. It does look beachy!

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  4. Pretty! Both the sweater and the nails.

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  5. Love that polish color! That sweater is a great design, but really? Styled with lace-up short shorts?? Ha!

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    1. Oh wait - you mean I shouldn't wear mine? LOL!

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  6. At first, I thought that was you in the picture and I wondered where in the world could that possibly be in Chicago?!!! I'll blame it on small iPhone pictures;) I think it will be much more versatile in a solid rather than the stripes.

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  7. Does the polish match with the coral lining that we found? I already had a client pick it out for her next skirt - I'll let her know that there's a matching nail polish!

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    1. No, this polish is way lighter. I'm sure there is a matching polish though! If I come across one in my collection, I'll let you know what it is! Can't believe you're going to let someone else have that fabric! Today I started my dress that will use it.

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