Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hello 2012!

I can feel it in the air. This is going to be my biggest knitting year yet! After two years of full-time school, I feel like my creative energy really needs to go in a different direction. Thus, I am creating this blog. It will (hopefully) be a space in which I can happily marry the two things I love best - the written word and knitted fabric - into a single creation and, additionally, a way for me to chronicle my achievements during the following year.

So far, this year has been almost completely about Brooklyn Tweed. Their recent collections have absolutely mesmerized me, and I have not been able to stop knitting with Shelter and Loft. They are my dream yarns, in a palette that completely appeals to me.

Here's Michele Wang's Jaffrey, an absolutely darling hat in one of the most perfect shades of pink I know:

And Parson, by the same designer, an incredibly addictive pair of mittens that has fueled a mitten craze here at Chez Nadia:

And the most recent Brooklyn Tweed FO, Rosebud by Jared Flood. This has to be the perfect slouchy hat:

I loved the different levels of texture in this hat - the ribbing, the garter stitch, which takes on a pebbly quality in Shelter, the braids that frame the cable, and the cable itself, a glorious example of the form:

I hope this year will be a year in which I push myself to do new, different, and hopefully better things as a knitter. Hopefully, I even take a stab at designing my own pieces... I, of course, have other Brooklyn Tweed patterns on the needles, but will modestly leave them for another day.


  1. I love that hat! I made one over the Christmas break and I want to wear it every day..

  2. Love all of them - especially the hats! I am officially OBSESSED with hats in 2012