January 10, 2011

A Nimble Start

Happy 2011! I decided my very first project of the year will be Nimbus from Berroco Design Studio! I've had Nimbus in my queue for SO long. The style is really cute, classy and understated and everything that I love - I just wasn't sure if I wanted to buy any more yarn or use what I already have.

Well, I dropped by my LYS a few weeks ago and got to touch & feel Peruvia Quick, and that pretty much sealed the deal for me. It's lofty, warm and plush yet it felt light and not itchy at all! Of course, being from Berroco, Peruvia Quick had all sorts of delicious shades, and I was really tempted by the Aquamarina, Mostaza, and the Bing Cherry, but in the end I opted for something more neutral and versatile, the Gris Marengo which was the color used in the sample photo.

The pattern calls for size 11 needles - I hadn't knitted anything bulky in so long that when I started, it was going so quickly! I finished the back piece in a few days, adding a few more inches to the length of the bodice because I don't like tops that are too short, and I finished the right front and left front over the weekend. This week I'm starting the sleeves. So far it's going very well and the pattern is easy to follow. I hope I will finish before winter ends here in Southern California!

Here's to a prolific and fruitful 2011!

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