A while ago I came across designer Kate Davie's blog "Needled".  I happened to arrive there on the anniversary of a massive stroke she suffered while walking to work and her post that day was a moment by moment description of what she happened that day a year earlier.

She is a wonderful writer and it was an interesting account of a young, fit, active woman going through something I generally associate with older people or those with existing risk factors. Still I was looking for knitting blogs so onward I went, leaving the site without bookmarking it or any plans to follow it in future.

Nonetheless I found myself occasionally thinking about her story and then realizing I had never actually looked into her knitting on that first visit.  It took me a while to find it again so when I did I became a follower.

Fast forward a few weeks and I've moved from follower to fan and the shift actually prompted me to do something I've never done before - buy a pattern on line. (I know, I know, I live under a proverbial "rock"!)
It is her most recently released pattern "Deco", a close fitting but boxy cardigan knit at a fairly tight gauge for the yarn, in one piece, bottom up. Since the download arrived I've been waffling around about the yarn.

I've decided to use the same yarn as in the original and again, order it online! (I am really living on the edge now!) My only hesitation is the colour. I'm thinking of doing what Kate did but olive greens can sometimes be muddy but  although I continue to vacillate I am resolved to put the order in soon! Hold me to it will ya?


Rue said...

That's a gorgeous pattern and lovely yarn! You should definitely stick with your first instinct and use the olive yarn. I know I'm a sucker for greens and probably more than a bit biased here but that color will be really lovely.

LynS said...

I'm so pleased you've discovered 'Needled'. It's been one of my favourite blogs for some time. I've not actually used any of her patterns but I think the 'Deco' is lovely. And purchasing on-line? It opens up (literally) a whole new world but is soooo tempting!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to check out that blog. And I looove buying patterns and yarn online - you will too!

Brendaknits said...

Wow! What a lot of 'house cleaning' you've done. I crawled out from under my rock a couple of years ago and finally put pattern and yarn in the same bag for sweater projects - but the one skein stuff? Whew. I'm impressed.

Watch out for that online shopping. It's addictive.