bliss

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It has been nothing but bliss around here with cables, Debbie Bliss yarn, new school supplies and a new knitting journal. This is known as the silver belle from Vogue Knitting or Romy from Debbie Bliss's new book Cashmerino Collection. I haven't done a cable sweater for myself in a very long time, so am loving working on this. I also loved entering it in my new journal I won from Jill at Knitterella! Thanks a million Jill, I just love it! I am such a paper/pen sort of girl. I love writing in an agenda, making lists, crossing things out and all the while using different pens and paper. I bought enough school supplies to fill every pencil holder and drawer in our house!

So far, the pattern is easy to follow. The construction of the sweater looks a little different, so am looking forward to seeing how it will all come together. I am almost finished with the bodice, and am ready to start a sleeve. Bliss I tell ya, pure bliss.

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47 comments

  1. what a pretty sweater! and such a fun knitting journal! i too am a big fan of pens and paper and also of school supplies. nothing says fall is here like crisp new notebooks, pencils, and pens!

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  2. Do you know if she sells the journal somewhere? Just love it!

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  3. Oh! I was just looking at that pattern this morning. I cannot wait to see your progress on it!!

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  4. That is my absolute favorite sweater from the new VK mag. It reminds me of one I saw (and lusted after) in NY last year. It's definitely in my queue. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. I'm sure you will look fabulous in it too.

    Oh, and I could spend all day in a good stationery store.

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  5. Wow! you already started. I love that sweater too but still can't decide what color I should get. I have too many greys in my wardrobe.

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  6. Ooo, that is a lot of cables. It is going to be very pretty. I LOVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES! almost as much as yarn. They are more affordable at times so I have tons.

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  7. Oh Les, I can't wait to see the finished sweater! I'm happy to see that you are making something nice for yourself. Keep us posted.

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  8. Looks like cable-y goodness. You know, I've NEVER knitted anything for myself. What is wrong with me?

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  9. love the journal! I need to get one!

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  10. i heart cables. can't wait to see this come together!

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  11. What a fun journal! It is so fun to be tactile in this crazy e-world. I am also loving that sweater. It is going to be gorgeous on you!

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  12. What a great idea to have a knitting journal! I usually leave lots of little post-its everywhere, and then promptly lose them...

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  13. Congrats on the journal. I love that you used a fancy pair of scissors for the picture.

    I loved school supplies!

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  14. Oh my! I can hardly wait to see it finished. The blue is absolutely beatiful too. Don't you just love the knitting those cables?

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  15. Oh my gosh that is beautiful, I love it. I want a knitting journal like that - whaaa!! I think Jill posted a print off form so you could make your own, but I love that spiral bound look with the little pocket to keep your yarn sample in. I wish she still sold them.
    I can't bear to blog about my 'Sahara' but I will try to soon :-/

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  16. A knitting journal is a great idea! I'm a big fan of school supplies too, can't wait 'til my kids need them.
    Your sweater looks great. There are some lovely cables in the new IK. Very tempting.

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  17. love it... almost makes me want to do it~almost!!!

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  18. That's looking fabulous! Are you doing it in Cashmerino? I've been wanting to try that for the longest time. I love the color you chose, too.

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  19. Your cable stitches are very neat.

    It's going to be a gorgeous sweater too.

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  20. The journal is fabulous! I am like that too with having pens, paper - ribbon, any little something. That sweater is simply amazing, I am breathless. Can't wait to see it develop.

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  21. It looks very cabley yummy! Makes me want to get my yarn and needles now to cast on, but there's a queue, you know :) And the colourful erasers are too cute!

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  22. What a fun journal! I love the erasers too!

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  23. It's looking fabulous!

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  24. That is hands down the best pattern in the entire mag, I love it! I can't believe you are so far on it--way to go!

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  25. Its so cool to see what you knit up. It is so different from the stuff I usually pick, and I love that! Its so neat to stop by the blog and see what you have on your needles.
    Its knitting up fast! Especially with all of those cables?! Very cool.

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  26. What wonderful stitch definition! A tactile sensation, no doubt.

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  27. Ah, that's on my TO DO list as well. I'll be watching your progress with interest.

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  28. Oh I have been completely obsessing over this pattern! I love it! I wish I had the time. . .
    I will live vicariously through yours.

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  29. I love that sweater, It has a sticky on it in my new book! That journal is awesome - I so covet it :) Happy knitting. g

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  30. All of those cables! They look lovely, your sweater is going to be fantastic!

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  31. Your sweater is beautiful! I love those cables. And that knitting journal is fabulous!

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  32. Mmm...I'm tempted to knit this one too. Yours is going to look gorgeous!

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  33. Wow! Beautiful work - that sweater is going to be goregous!

    Love your supplies too and I'm so glad you are enjoying the journal! I need to make more for Knitterella.com

    Thank you!
    Jill

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  34. That knitting journal is totally awesome! And all your cabely goodness is making me thing of my knitting basket languishing in the corner of my studio.

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  35. The cables are beautiful!
    And so is your bike :)

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  36. OMG Leslie, that is SO your sweater! I can't wait, I just cant wait. There is something about debbie and her blissful yarns, what is it, they are so neat, so perfectly spun and packaged, that debbie, she knows.

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  37. Your organization kills me!!

    This looks beautiful though!

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  38. Oh my gosh, what a fabulous idea! A knitting journal! I don't know why the heck I didn't think of that... I love making lists too and have enough lined sticky note pads to sink a ship. I even keep a garden journal... but a knitting journal is WAY cooler.
    Your sweater is going to be gorgeous. Love love love that color. Can't wait to see the FO!

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  39. That sweater looks comfy and cozy! Thanks for the advice on my 1/4 life crisis!

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  40. It really is beautiful so far!

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  41. The sweater looks oh so inviting! The knitting journal is a must have like others I wonder if she is selling them somewhere?

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  42. Oh, I agree, the journal is amazingness. I definitely need to find one!

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  43. Your sweater looks amazing so far! I can't wait to see your progress.

    I keep a small journal, but it's definitely not as cool as yours!

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  44. Love your site. I'm a new knitter and your work is just lovely! The journal is terrific!!

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  45. Love how the sweater is looking....definatly bliss!!!

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  46. Michelle9/12/2007

    Girl! That is looking good!! I wish I had the time to start one! And the color is perfect. Are you signed-up for the Silver Belle KAL. If not, let me know and I'll send you the link!

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  47. You have inspired me to carry on with the pattern. I have finished the sleeves and had 6" of the peplum but it measured huge. I ripped it out and started with a smaller size. Can you use the gauge in moss stitch?

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