Saturday, December 30, 2006

Santa Claus brought a Ballerina

The wonderful Santa Claus brought me a Ballerina in dark-blue/ivory as a Christmas present. Isn't this great?! Santa Claus knows about my favourite designer....
btw ... this Ballerina travelled a lot through the world. My husband bought it for me via ebay from a lady in the U.S. Now Ballerina is back to Europe.....
So I can start to knit my 3rd Hanne Falkenberg item. My Mermaid is already documentd in this blog. But I didn't share with you unitl now my special version of La Strada.




I did some changes to the original pattern because I prefer to have more a rectangular than a quadratic shape of the jacket. I called my version "Uliza" - this is the Russian word for La Strada. It is my favourite jacket to wear right now when the evenings are cold.... If somebody is interested in the pattern, just let me know.

I wish all the Hanne-knitters a wonderful new year with a lot of time for knitting (and money to buy more Hanne sets).

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Wow! I like your version better!

purple-power said...

Angela - I am blown away by your Uliza sweater. It is absolutely beautiful. I'd love a copy of your pattern. Can you post your e-mail address so we can contact you directly?

angela said...

Hi,
the pattern is ready published in the internet, but only in German until now:
anleitungen.bestrickendes.de
than type "uliza" in the "suchen" field on the right hand side.
for direct contact my email address:
angela @ bestrickendes . de

I'm glad that you like my pattern ;-)

Denise/CT said...

Looking good. Did you use a verigated yarn?

Ellen said...

I love your LaStrada. I bought one but am having trouble with her directions. I'm not very far along, except the cast on was just wonderful :(

Barbara said...

Ellen, you mentioned the La Strada cast on.....I'm just now getting ready to cast on for an LS [ and just sent in a request to join the KAL] and am wondering what's the best way to cast on hundreds of stitches. Long-tail? Cable? Other?

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Angela, what yarn did you use? Was it the kit and you only changed the pattern to your version or did you use your own yarn also?

It looks terrific! I'm inspired to knit one too but the cast on alone is daunting 475 stitches.... shish... but the end result is worth it.

Happy Knitting,

Ellen said...

Barbara, That's the longest cast on I've ever done and I'd like to get a copy of Angela's pattern - I love the way it looks....