just another American bumbling around Paris.

Category: knitting

le pull est fini juste à temps pour l’automne

Knitting weather is just about here, and the drought finally ended a few weeks ago.

I finished the sweater I started in the spring.  I had my mom haul all my yarn back to the US for me since my luggage was already stuffed, and I finally dug it out a few weeks ago and finished it up.  Made of 80% wool yarn from Phildar, the only place I know of to buy yarn in Paris.  Somewhat limited selection of heavier yarns, but I liked this yarn a lot.



The pattern for this Lattice Sweater was taken from Interweave, one of my favorite knitting sites!


encore la saison

So I think this will be the last gift I give for a few weeks, unless a surprise birthday springs up.  My coworker, neighbor, and very good friend, Melisa, had a birthday on Thursday.  Tomorrow is her birthday dinner in Paris and I am finishing up her gift, a pair of turquoise gloves, 50% wool.  Melisa’s got quite small hands so gloves are always too big on her and the fingers much too long, so I’ve made these to fit rather small hands.  She’s from Guadalajara so she’s not at all accustomed to the cold (and it is COLD in Paris these days…it was -9˚C Thursday morning)…these gloves should be quite warm.  I really hope they’re a good fit for her…

[And as a side note…I just learned there is a French verb of ganter:  to put gloves on.  I’m just going to start inventing verbs whenever I feel like it by adding verb endings to any old thing…like confiturer:  to put jam on my toast, etc etc.]

gants de quiétude