Monday, May 15, 2006

stirring up trouble: turbulence

hi everyone!

i am *tickled pink* at norah's book. absolutely beautiful stuff, luscious photography, and a great, well-researched crop of mathematical and scientific references. as a geekgrrl, i definitely appreciate all the hard work that went into these designs, and i appreciate how norah sometimes stretches the hard and fast number theories so that the garments actually drape well onto the body. the balance between art and science, between geometric and organic, is what makes it so impressive. i remember speaking with her at the boston knitout last fall, and she was so excited about her new publication!

i sticky-noted no less than ten projects in the book, and swatched for the turbulence pullover this weekend:

i am so rocking my gauge, because i am dead on (22 sts = 4") pre- and post- washing. w00t. i'm using size 7 susan bates silverado.

yarn: nashua handknits creative focus worsted, oatmeal, from windsor button. it was one of those impulsive choices, where the hand was tempting (75% wool, 25% alpaca), the colours were decent, the price was right, and yet i had no clue whatsoever on how this yarn might fare (as i am one who researches yarn reviews at an excessive amount). it's very wooly and sweatery, in the best way! ├╝bersoftycozy.

also at my LYS i picked up two skeins of artyarns supermerino for the spiral scarf. i cant remember the exact shade from the top of my head, but i'm guessing from the website that the colour is 115 persimmon. that scarf is so fun and exquisitely constructed.

speaking of scarves, must give a shoutout to my girl diana eng of project runway fame. she's doing a lot of science-based designs, and go check out her mathematical knits! tell her i sent you :)

Tags: Turnbulance Pullover_


At 6:18 PM, Blogger CrissyPo said... looks great so far! ...and I love the feel of that Nashua yarn.


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