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Pattern: No Frills Sweater by Petite Knit
Yarn: Isager Higland Wool [colour: Denim Blue] and Isager Silk Mohair [colour: 44]
Needles: 3mm and 4mm
[More project details on Ravelry]

Winter is looming, which means that it is time for my annual check-in here, to report that I’ve been able to knit myself a lovely little new sweater in time to protect me against the upcoming November storms. Nothing much to report here: I went for the usual simple shape and stockinette stitch combination, knitted up with a pairing of the most luxurious and soft yarns imaginable. And – no surprise here – it is a winner!

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In other news since I last wrote here in April 2017 (!): 2018 saw me on the move again, this time from Glasgow back to London, for a job offer at my favourite museum. I’m very happy with this decision, although I miss Scotland, its landscape and the friends I made there, and although the PhD project had, once again, to be put on the back burner (don’t ask …). But I will get there, in due course. For now, I am enjoying being back in the Big Smoke, and having this amazing view when writing at my little desk in North London:

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Baby Shower

August 27, 2014

This coming weekend, I will attend my first real American baby shower. [L], one of my PhD colleagues, is expecting a baby girl in September, and one of her friends is hosting an evening which, according to the invite, will be full of cocktails, games, gifts and other unspecified entertainment. Where I come from, the whole baby-gifting usually happens after the tiny human has been safely delivered into the world, so this should be fun also from a cultural and anthropological point of view. In any case, the occasion gave me the perfect excuse to finally lay my hands on this particular pattern I have been eager to knit for quite a while now:

Pattern: Immie Tee by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock [colour: Frost]
Needles: 3.25mm
[More project details on Ravelry]

It’s one of those patterns that look extremely complicated and difficult, but which, actually, are really easy to knit and produce a great end result. I am particularly happy with how the cool greenish pastel colour contrasts with the lacy front panel [it works even better than I thought].

London is really cold and rainy at the moment, which makes for the perfect knitting weather. I have already a new project on the needles, about which I will tell you more soon. But now back to some art historical writing…