Estelle Pullover

December 31, 2010

My husband asked me, are you doing that blogging again? Yes I am. He smiled and said why don't you just call it I Am A Big Showoff, or Here I Am Showing Off Again. I get it but it is awkward writing a blog without sounding like a braggart. If you write a craft blog you know what I mean. Here is where we show each other all the nifty things we make, grow, bake, etc. We boast and brag, promoting our endeavors with words and pictures. I feel so awkward and shy about all this, especially when I look at the pictures of me grinning like a maniac! Arggh. I'm embarrassed that I blog about ME, but I just love it when you blog about YOU.

So if you are reading this, (and it doesn't count if you are my mom) Hi mom! I want to say thank you for putting up with all my showing off and all that. I have so much fun doing this, it's a fun part of my day and reading YOUR blog inspires, entertains and humbles me.

Plus, I love the intimate feel of a blog.

Now on to the latest sweater! It's the Estelle Pullover, which I have made before (twice before). This time using just a smidge over 5 skeins of Rowan Kid Classic. I love the oatey color (it's called Oats!). It might wash me out, but I love that it is so neutral. I used bamboo needles, size 7 I think. Bamboo needles and Kid Classic are heaven together. Because the gauge is way off, quite a bit smaller than the pattern, it brought the neck in, which is what I wanted for this winter sweater. I have to wear a long sleeved tee underneath, KC is pretty itchy right next to the skin, but with a tee it is perfectly cozy and warm.

The best to you in 2011. Thank you so much for visiting.

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  1. Oh, I feel the same way. I think it's awkward to be taking pictures of myself and put them on the net. But... I love reading about all the fellow knitters and their knit adventures.
    So keep on blogging!
    P.S. That Estelle pullover is great, I've got some Rowan Kid Classic still waiting for the right pattern. This might be it.

  2. Well if I had your talent I would definitely be showing off! Your sweaters are beautiful and your quilts are amazing too!! Thanks for sharing you talent with all of us!

  3. Love your sweaters! They are so beautiful.

  4. I enjoy reading about you! It just wouldn't be fair for only your hubby to enjoy everything you make (you can tell him so too!) ... hehe I often wonder if you're right up there with the world's fastest knitter. I can't believe all the stuff you make!

  5. This one looks really pretty, Kristin! That lace design really makes it, doesn't it?

  6. "It's not bragging if it's true..."

  7. I hardly ever post comments on the blogs I read but your post on December 31st impelled me too. I probably read your blog at least once a month. If you haven't added anything knew, I'm always disappointed. I knit a lot but don't blog at all. Nor do I have any wish too but I enjoy reading knitting blogs. Your blog rates high on my enjoyment level. I love the garments you make and your comments about yarns, patterns and modifications. So please tell your husband that instead of bragging you are making a contribution to all of us knitters!

  8. What an elegant sweater on you!


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