October 9, 2010

sea princess

Pattern: 'Sea Princess' by Elena Nodel (not yet released)
Yarn: Cascade 220 in colour 8912

I spontaneously decided to sign on to test knit this lovely pattern last week and I'm happy I did. Elena has made a very versatile sweater - sized 6m-14 yrs., 2 sleeve length choices and 3 back cable choices (this is the most elaborate version). She'll also be releasing an adult version. She also has patterns for similar pants and a skirt. Here is her designs page on Ravelry. Super cute collection!

I wanted to make something purple and warm for my sweetie as she's had a hard week. Sadly, we had to make the decision to return Gracie the dog to her home on the farm. We all miss her.

Hope you enjoy your long weekend. It's gorgeous and warm here and we have most of the dreaded leaf raking done already, so we can relax. Later, peeps.


  1. absolutely adorable. i want one, so i'm glad to hear there is an adult pattern...

    sorry to hear about having to take Gracie back -- sounds like it is for the best. and handknits always help when you're feeling down.

  2. Awhh Gracie! That is sad, but not uncommon.

    Love the sweater. I know I keep saying this, but your talents are amazing!

  3. sorry to hear Gracie didn't work out, but a new hand knit is definitely a cheerful event.

    gorgeous knit! Fits her beautifully!

  4. So beautiful! Love your color choice!
    I'm so sorry to hear about Gracie. A sweater as beautiful as this will make your girl feel better, I'm sure. Take care!

  5. Love the pattern. Perfect purple for a little girl1