Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Year Later...

This is what I was hoping for when I knit that kimono a year ago...the one that I subsequently ripped out so it could become this: Tormenta Kimono.

Tormenta is the colorway name of this Malabrigo superwash worsted yarn. Although their yarns are considered commercial, they are all hand dyed. So there's tremendous variation between skeins of the same colorway.

Anyhow, I am wearing it right now and I'm loving it. My design, perfectly executed. I actually have another colorway of the same yarn that I'll likely make another kimono with, later next year.

For now, I'm taking a break from BIG knitting projects although still loving making socks, and I plan to knit a couple of accessories during this season.

I'll be getting back to a few genre I worked in in the past, paper/book oriented. I need/want to go through all my early collage work, handmade books and journals etc., and see what ignites my imagination.

I meant to not wait this long to post (Friday will be a month), but I wanted to finish Tormenta before I did. I finished knitting all the pieces late last week, and have been working on completion since.

Nothing else is new here. The days come and go, and the weeks, and the months. And the years.

Wishing everyone a lovely Thanksgiving. I've turned Thanksgiving Day into our Anniversary (mine and BeeGee's), and next week will be 15 years. (I rescued him late November, 2004.) He's been gone nearly five months...but he's right here with me all the time.

Be well and happy.


jacki long said...

Oh, Connie, I love your kimono. Such a lovely design and cozy too.
I am reading a book and still using a bookmark you made me years and years ago, but still my favorite. I love youe pictures of BeeGee and know for sure he is with you. Wishing you and wonderful Thanksgiving.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The Kimono is lovely and looks so comfortable. Those 5 months seems to have flown by. We have 3 dogs. Two are Min Pins and usually live to be in the high teens. I am 68 and hope that I will outlive them. I'm pretty sure these 3 dogs will be the last ones we will have.

Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving. Terry and I will be together alone and yay me I am not cooking a bird, but all the other trimmings we like so much better than turkey.
xx, Carol

The Idaho Beauty said...

That is a most cozy looking sweater - I want to wrap myself up in it on these cold days we are getting. I can tell you are pleased and will enjoy wearing it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. May you and BJ's spirit delight in the day.

Carol Cohn said...

Wow! The kimono looks fabulous - and warm and snuggly!! Great work! Wishing you a warm and cozy Thanksgiving, Connie!

ileneharris said...

Thought I would check in, which I do from time to time. The Kimono is stunning. Truly...

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