Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Sneak peak of Queen Catherine Parr, A Tudor Rose!

So far, so good. She is shining, isn't she? Hurray for Queen Catherine. I just finished the neck this morning, and have started on one sleeve. But, Monica, for you, I will show you the great Queen Catherine, before she is ready. Maybe I spoil the effect, but she is so great. And that extra one threaded yarn that I blended in, makes the hues so interesting. A bit coppar, a bit darker greem, a bit lighter green. Anyhow, a very cleaver pattern. Now it is "just the sleeves", and if you know how many swaters I have waiting for "just the sleeves" you would be laughing. More than 5 anyhow. I just think the neckband is so fantastic. What a great way to end a sweater: Look at it up close: You can really apprechiate the pattern. It is a bit bubbly, but it is stil unwashed and unpressed...! Great fun anyhow. I so miss going to the festival. And I realize that I had ordered yarn (another Bohus!) from Solveig, to pick up. But a dread walking. I was shortly outside and just up and down the basement (yes, you need to go outside in our house) really took the breath out of me. Imagine running around on a yarn festival. Im panting already. Anyhow, Im glad Sticka's speaker was Katarina Breiditis. I know everyone is so impressed with her, but for some reason Im not. I guess, it is because I think Im much more creative than her, and she is also as sloppy as Im - meaning, that does not impress me. But, Hey, Im not competing. Im not even in her business. Good luck to her. But, It is not like Im hanging over every word she says. And maybe, I detest slaughtering a knitted sweater. For me that is a process of making ugly. And - I guess it is a matter of taste, but I just admire neatness - maybe because that is something I wish I had more of. Im a bit sloppy as a person. Does not really bother, and nothing tight in my mind. A person I do admire is Britt-Marie Christoffersson. I admire her. I admire everything about her. Creative, knowledge like any I know (about knitting, colours, design, patterns), and of course the greatest teacher there is, And, the teacher of me (and Katarina B) by the way. Actually also the teacher of Solveig, hey, there is hardly any Swedish person not being taught or impressed by B-M. She is the true guru. Of course, having heard about ridiculus copyright stuff and yarn quarrels, takes a bit off the guru status of Alice S. But her pattern. My oh my, The Queen is a share joy. I cannot recommend it enough. Not if you are worried about "oversize" or not adding inches to your waiste, but what a pattern. What finish. Anyhow Queen Catherine Parr, who died of a fever. I sure hope that is not contagious, because I have not been this sick for years. It just doesn't go away. How I will go to work next week (physically) will be magic. OK one more look and say Ahh! Horray for the Queen. Horray for knitting. At least I can knit all weekend. (so, Should I sneak off to Stiches festival tomorrow? Last chance. Very last.. I must go, I just must. Bohus, Ahh bohus... Ahh more Naturgarn in white, to colour, great yarn!) Maybe some more fleece.. No, have enough.. HELP! Big help! I have a yarn room. Maybe I should stay the day there!)

9 comments:

villaa ylle said...

Thank you Sigrid, the Queen is faboulus. The highlight will be to see her finished on you:) I guess this will happen within a couple of weeks. Alive Starmore is a fantastic designer and patternwrite. Every little detail is taken care of. The fit of the garnments, especially if you are curvey, is not ideal, but you can always make changes is you wish. If you go tomorrow, please take a cab. Monica

HPNY Knits said...

wow! this is spectacular. the neck is amazing! wonderful knitting.
I hope you stay home tomorrow and REST!! you need it. there will be lots of yarn festivals, but health we have only one.
maybe DH cab go and PU your order.

gail said...

Oh, Catherine is a beauty!! Your sweater looks better than the one in Tudor Roses!!

Zoe said...

Queen Catherine Parr is a beauty. Look forard to seeing the finished item.

Cina said...

Jag säger bara: SÅÅÅÅÅ SNYGG!!!!!

Mary, Mary... said...

I love the various shades in the green--very subtle and effective. Now, treat yourself to a nap!

Marina said...

It's gorgeous, Sigrid! Will this be the first of twelve sweaters ;-)

I should say that I've enjoyed looking at all your yarn. Hope to see you knitting a Bohus soon!

Marina ... from Tudor Roses & "sweater a month" KALs

heidi said...

Men Sigrid, du är helt enkelt enastående. Som alltid har du utsökt smak både avseende mönster och att kombinera färger på de mest underbara sätt.

och fort gick det också. Jag tycker att det inte var längesedan du började sticka på henne!

Maggan said...

Den är helt enkelt underbar!! Vilka härliga färger! Grattis till den jättefin!
Själv håller jag på med Elizabeth I nu för tillfället. Är jättesugen på Katherine of Aragon oxå....