The lack of On My Needles/Off The Needles posts would lead one to assume that I have abandoned knitwear as of late, but it's quite the contrary... Aside from a recent need to disconnect a little bit and center myself, it's just been a little hard lately to get in knitwear photoshoots for a number of circumstances. This project has been bound off, finished and blocked for a couple of months now, and draped over the back of my studio chair along with a couple of other FOs. The bad part about this habit is that I never wear a piece until after I've gotten photos (to hell with wrinkles!) and given that it's the middle of January I'm not really in the best season for this sort of top, now am I? It's the perfect piece to break out as soon as spring arrives, though, so I will eagerly await that moment --- just as I eagerly await seeing daylight after 7:30 PM.
This is Whispers, my first Veera Valimaki project. Oddly enough, the two other FOs hanging out in my studio at the moment were both also designed by her... both of which will have posts coming up in the next couple of weeks. I find that this garment is very flattering and comfortable to wear, especially with the length that I added to it. Although, it's been so long since I made this and I did not make note of it in the previous post, I cannot remember exactly how much I added on! (Sorry to you prospective knitters, if that's something you were wondering about). The split sleeves are a fun and interesting touch.
I wrote about the gradient yarn in my previous post about this project -- Black Trillium Lilt Sock Gradient kit in plum. I do want to reiterate that the brilliant idea of using an ombre yarn for this particular pattern was not my own. Cassy of Knitthehellout did it first, and truth be told her project is what sold me on this pattern in the end. Kudos, Cassy! If you're a fan of knitting blogs I highly suggest checking hers out.