Curio









Well hello!  I have a quickie knitting post today with a quickie sweater that I am swooning over.  I don't think the photos give it justice, too bad, because it's very pretty in person.  The style is over-sized, batwinged and slouchy.  It looks nice with or without the thin ribbon belt.   Curio is knit on big needles with the new Rowan Kidsilk Trio in Blackthorn, fantastically soft and beautiful (and expensive, quite a splurge).  It merles black and white into something beautiful that I think Coco would approve of.  Love it!  My Ravelry link here.




I watched Gosford Park again last night.  I'd forgotten how much I loved it, what a great movie.   What got me to watch Gosford Park again is Julian Fellowes, one of the actors in Monarch of the Glen, wrote Gosford Park.   I am in the middle of re-watching Monarch of the Glen, a BBC Scotland series that went on for 7 or so seasons.  I get them from my library, but maybe they can be ordered from Netflix, I haven't checked.  If you haven't seen Monarch of the Glen, OH MY, you are in for a HUGE  treat!  The characters, the setting, the sweaters....sigh, and sigh again,  I know you will love it as much as I do. So if you haven't seen it, consider watching it an emergency and get to it.  It's important to watch it in order, the story develops beautifully.  There could be close to 100 episodes, but don't let that scare you, just take your time over a year or so.  It's a treat you can give yourself.

As for reading, I started The Art Forger and it looks like it might be a good one.

Thank you for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!

11 comments:

  1. What's this "might be" Missy?
    signed,
    Your Mystery Mentor

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    1. I cannot believe I am reading (and loving!) mysteries!

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  2. I LOOOOVE Monarch of the Glen. I watched the whole thing over a couple months maybe two years ago - by now I could probably watch it again. It's what inspired my desire to visit Scotland :-)

    Your sweater looks so cozy! Love how you styled it too :-)

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  3. Kristen, you look lovely!!! Very cozy new sweater!
    Thank you for recommendation. I'll look for the series on Netflix. I was just looking for something long and interesting to watch while working on my knitting.

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  4. The sweater is so unlike anything else you have made. Although all of your sweaters are fashionable this is haute couture. Is it a Chanel design?

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    1. Thank you! This is not a Chanel pattern, but the black and white reminded me of something she might like. The pattern itself is by a Rowan designer, Marie Wallin.

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  5. I love your latest sweater, and the close up pic of the yarn really shows off the stitching. I like the ribbing on the bottom and on the sleeves. Cute pattern!
    I have not seen Monarch, but now you have got my attention!


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  6. This looks so cozy and cute on you. Love what you've done with the belt!

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  7. I wish I could wear something like this! My body has become my Mother's body, and sweaters like this are now a no-no for me. I love the color and the way it is knitted around the bottom of the sweater. Really cute with the belt, too! Ah, belts! That's another thing I can no longer wear. :-( CUTE sweater!!!

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  8. Love this pattern! And it looks gorgeous on you! I bought my first pair of knitting needles. While I love knitting on my looms, I was to try something different...you've inspired me!

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