Thank you so much for all the nice comments on Enid! The yarn for the sweater (Maisa Tikkanen yarn) I bought from Joensuu last summer and I'm not sure if the yarn is for sale anywhere else but in Taito Pohjoiskarjala Shop. Modified Enid I knit for myself (and modelled it too) but this next one is for one of my daughters. And I'm calling this sweater Nocturne after tonight.As you can guess I'm designing while knitting, top down again (I love this construction) with striped sleeves. This is a sketch which I may or may not follow, anyway this is the starting point. I'm not sure of the sleeves yet; they might be all stockinette or there might be few purl rows or even something totally different than in the drawing. And I'm not sure either now to do the hem. I have still plenty of time to ponder about those because I have just only completed the yoke.
I'm using Grignasco Tango with 3 mm needles getting 2,75 stitches per one centimeter. Tango has 50% wool, 25% alpaca and 25% viscose. And when I started knitting with it, it reminded me of something and I had to go and check... this feels a lot like Rowan Felted Tweed.
I really had lots of difficulties on deciding what to knit after Enid. I tried the Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang from IK Fall 07 but somehow I did not get it right the first time and postponed it till future. I went and bought yarn for the Adult Tomten by EZ inspired by BrooklynTweed, red and grey with Christmas in mind, did the swatch but it did not feel right either, and I postponed it till future. The same thing happened with Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan from IK Fall 07. I think I might have tried even something else, everytime making a swatch and then putting it away... very frustrating. Then finally I just cast on with the grey Tango and asked my daughter if she would like to have a new sweater... She did not say no, and I'm quite happy now getting to use my favorite size needle for sweaters, which is 3 mm with this yarn.
I tried to take pictures of the moonlit lake but they did not turn out well, so here a few pictures that I took last week when I visited the National Museum in Helsinki. Surprisingly one is allowed to take pictures there.