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!