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triple play

Here is acton, the third variation, this one sans peplum and knit in Love-it. (See the previous 2 posts for her sisters). For me, Love-it is the summer, or warm climate, Pure Merino.  They stand in very well for one another.  Back to the names – Can you tell me who currer, acton and ellis are?  Ah well, that question is way to easy with Google, but then, that’s how I found the names too. With so many female names in the Berroco archives, it’s hard to find triplets and one story, 3 for all, in Norah Gaughan Vol 2 is all about triplet variations on a theme. 


We photographed in Margery Winter’s home. This room is her husband Milo’s studio. I’ve admired his work for years.  I think maybe his color sense is affecting mine, and definitely in a good way!


Milo was gracious and generous enough to let leave his painting sketches pinned up and strewn about.


Oh and lest I forget, The Knitting Contessa wrapped up a month of Holiday madness with an interview of me on her blog. She asks some questions I don’t think I’ve ever been asked before. 

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. kent #

    Gorgeous photos and studio!

    December 28, 2007
  2. emily #

    I did know about currer bell prior to google’s aid…I’d forgotten the names of the other two, though. very cute; I’m looking forward to seeing the whole book.

    December 28, 2007
  3. Great Interview! Love the part about neglecting housework…makes me feel better! The three variations of the cardi you’ve been sharing are just spiffing!

    December 28, 2007
  4. Nice location! Like I’ve said to Andra and even Margery, I happily donate my weird name for whatever poncho or felted bag needs one😉

    December 29, 2007
  5. norahgaughan #

    Cirilia- I am waiting for the perfect item to name after YOU!

    December 29, 2007
  6. katinka31 #

    The Bronte sisters, right?

    I just caved and ordered a copy of Vol. 2 off of eBay. 😀

    December 29, 2007
  7. Jelena #

    I also knew the real names of the Bronte sisters without Google, but I’ve been a fan of their writings for years, and have read biographies about them.

    If my name has never been used, you’re welcome to it. :)

    January 4, 2008
  8. I love the cardigan. I’m always looking to knit items that won’t take forever, lest I lose interest, but still look amazing.
    Names are always interesting to me. Mine means daffodil.

    January 4, 2008
  9. I LOVE the Brontes reference. My senior thesis was totally based on them. Though Emily is my favorite, I’ll probably end up knitting Currer.

    January 14, 2008
  10. kay Wisniewski #

    Watching these variations prompts another question. Have you thought about a feature in KnitBits on using a Berrocco design as a template for substituting interesting pattern stitches? I recently knit Ticuna (one of your freebies) in Ultra Alpaca and loved the way it fit and feels. Now I’m looking for other ways to use the pattern by substituting interesting cable pairs from my hoard of stitch pattern books. Any suggestions?

    January 14, 2008

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