Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On Nnenna's Needles #2

El Otoño Morado

This is probably my favorite item that I have ever knitted!  I made this last winter break and it took me about a month to complete the project.  When I saw the lacy pattern, I fell in love and when I was searching for the perfect color to make it in, this vibrant purple just jumped out at me!




The original pattern was shorter with buttons (see link under first photo), but I decided to make my cardigan longer and also open.  I think this way it has a more relaxed feel and I can wear it so many ways, such as belted over a dress or open with a pair of jeans!

A little more about my knitting background- I am co-president of knitting club at my school in my residential college (we're called Berkeley Knitters).  We are fortunate enough to be funded by the college, which pays for all our materials and such.  We meet weekly on Saturdays to eat and chat and knit together.  At the beginning of the semester, the leaders of the club plan out the projects for the semester and we try to include a variety of things, such as new techniques, quick and more involved projects, and at least one charity project as well.  Knitting Club is definitely one of my favorite activities at school and I just wanted to share a little bit about it with you guys :)

If you just got hit by the storm on the East Coast, hope you stay as dry as possible and happy hump day to everyone!  See you Friday :)

P.S. I just joined IFB and I'm so excited to be a part of that community! :)  Also, I saw this post on Grit and Glamour and I think it's such a cool idea!

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26 Comments:

At June 14, 2011 at 5:21 PM , Anonymous Angga Heinrich said...

You are amazing!! Idk if I told you that!! but I'm so jealous of your knitting skills!! I would love to learn how to do knitting and make myself a warm chunky sweater, you need to start your own shop women!!
<3
http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Melliott930 said...

So cute! I've always wished I could knit...

And good call on making it long and open :)

-Marie
So What If I Like Pretty Things
http://melliott930.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Screamyourfeelingsout said...

Hi girl!
How are you?

Your blog is very nice!
Come check mine &. Would you like to follow each other?

Hugs &. Kisses, Valerie
@ screamyourfeelingsout.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Deliz said...

Thank you so much, dear! I follow you back as I said ♥ Your nail polish is AMAZING!!!!!!
xoxo
LiDì from Italy

http://fashiondeliz.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Beckermanblog said...

OMG!!! Your sweater is just sooooooo unreal!!! AND STUNNING!!!! I can't believe you made it!!!!! perfection!!! And that color is sooo gorgeous on you!!!!!! Love it!!!! GRRRRReat job cutie!
Big Kisses,
xoxo Beckerman Girls

www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Amy said...

Thankyou for the comment on my blog, wow that's a gorge cardi, you're so talented :)
I'm following you
Amy,x

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Kirstin said...

Oh wow, I'm so jealous of your amazing knitting skills! My mom is a knitter and has tried to teach me on numerous occassions but I just can't get a handle on it. That sweater is just wonderful!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Sarah Waldron said...

Oh my gosh, well done! I learned how to knit at shcool but I don't have the ability to knit something as complicated as that1

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Chelsea said...

um, so, if you could make me this and send it to me for my birthday, I would appreciate it very much. you are mega talented, and now I want to be in a knitting club ;)

xoxo

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Audrey Allure said...

Looks really good & such a pretty color!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Megan said...

love the nail color!!!!

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous Lacencoffee said...

Thanks for your comment.
I wish I could knit like this:)

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous zarna said...

you knitted this??? you are so talented!

(oh, and that is a seriously gorgeous color on you!)

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Sian said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog =) I can't believe you knitted that yourself, that's amazing!! You should make more and sell them, I would definitely buy one!! I've never been able to knit, I'm not very coordinated and I just get tangled up in the wool haha!
http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.com/

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Sydney said...

that cardigan is SO CUTE! it's so amazing that you made it! i'm jealous of your knitting abilities, that is seriuosly so cool. and yes, my blog name is named after the Florence + the Machine Song! I looove Florence! :)

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Michelle A Clement said...

Wow! :) What a gorgeous sweater! I'm totally jealous of your knitting skills - I have yet to learn/understand, and have to just stick with crocheting for now...lol. Lovely!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Josie said...

You look fantastic! I can't believe you made this; it's gorgeous and such a great color.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Oystergirl said...

Wow... I can't believe you made that!! I've been thinking of taking up knitting lately and this post makes me want to do it more.

xoxo
http://oystergirl-hairlessdog.blogspot.com/

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Krystal/Village said...

I am SOOO jealous of that talent!! I would love to be able to do that!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Laura said...

i cannot believe you knitted that yourself! i just showed the pictures to my roommates haha, and we're all amazed. you have talent!

also, in answer to your question, i work on a research grant at the university where i go to school. it's a pretty great job! i'm really lucky to have it - helps pay the bills!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Courtney Thomas said...

I love this - it's so funny too because I just posted this morning about purple so the timing is great!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Ashley said...

Yay! So glad to see you went with the idea--I love this feature! I can't believe how talented you are...it looks like something you'd pay $$$ for in a store!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous The Merry Traveller said...

You are so clever with your fingers! I have little patience and am a huge klutz! I'll probably knit the sweater I am wearing into whatever I attempt to knit or something! So professionally done!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Claudia said...

Wow your so good! You did an amazing job ; I love the color that you've picked.

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Anonymous Marella said...

Lovely sweater

 
At June 14, 2011 at 5:33 PM , Anonymous Rosie said...

I love this, it's completely perfect! I agree with the longer length - it really suits you :)

Rosie x

 

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