At the end of August we had our (4th) home exchange this year. We were in Freiburg in March, and exchanged with two families in New-Zealand in April and May. Now we had the offer to go to the Champagne region for a long weekend. So we happily accepted.
You can visit the magnificent cathedral and other monuments, but the best place (for me) was the covered Boulingrin market. On the gallery there was an art exhibition. It was also the perfect spot to do some peoplewatching.
En er ging een breiwerkje mee. Mijn vorige trui, Natsu, is me zo goed meegevallen, dat het kriebelde om nog een trui van dezelfde ontwerpster te breien. Er zit een zelfde schouderconstructie in het patroon, dus ik wist al dat deze goed zou passen.
And of course I took some knitting with me. My previous sweater, Natsu, was such a nice project, that I decided to do another sweater from the same designer. The shoulder construction is the same, so I knew I would get a good fit there.
The pattern is Pink Pulli.
I am usually not a pinkloving person, but when I found this Wollmeise in the color 'Kneif mich', I took the leap out of my comfortzone, and ordered it. I am really happy with it!
Anders dan bij Natsu is dit een losvallend model...nu vooraan die plooitjes nog goed krijgen…Unlike Natsu, this pattern is a loose fit... now I need to find a way to have those pleats behave and stay flat.
And then the weather changed in the Champagne region. We were staying in a small village outside Reims, in a very comfortable home. With a bakery around the corner and a small supermarket, we did not need much more then a good DVD to entertain ourselves. Perfect sweater knitting conditions!
Natsu and Pink Pulli are now the same lenght. I want the Pink Pulli a bit longer, more of a tuniclenght, so I have to soldier on. Those rows are even longer then the Natsu sweater. There are no waist decreases, and extra stitches for the pleats.
And of course I took a (pink) souvenir home...