It seems impossible that I spent hours with my knitting friends last night and barely mentioned the new Norah Gaughan, Vol. 3! I got an email about all of Berroco's new stuff and I was just blown away - so much so that I ordered two books right away from my desk at work! Starting a conversation at home with "ok, so I know you don't care, but there's this new sweater pattern that just came out and it totally blew my mind" pretty much goes nowhere. I can't expect him to get excited. But I can expect it from you!! Ok, so there's this new sweater pattern that just came out and it totally blew my mind - it's Portrait, from Vol. 3 Is that not amazing?! I mean even if I wouldn't make it, the concept is just nothing I've ever seen or imagined! Cables pixilated and done in intarsia. wwhhhhaaat? Norah Gaughan, you're brilliant! Am I crazy or is that not the most innovative thing you've ever seen? I mean there are so many sweaters that are just like, yeah yeah, top down pullover, but with an interesting stitch pattern, or yeah yeah, it's a cardigan BUT it's asymmetrical! and don't get me wrong - I think asymmetrical cardi's are the cutest, but I've seen the concept, you know? This is like the newest, most modern thing I've seen in a long time. Like I said, I may not even want to make it, but I still think it's a design like nothing else anyone else is doing! She's also doing a lot of shaping with cables that grow and shrink - not just like adding waist shaping with some cables there, but actually cables with movement - like in Eastlake. (well, I guess it's not so much a cable that changes shape on this one, but the motif does. Check the detail on the sleeves too - I love it!)I noticed something similar in the Stitch Diva Studio's upcoming Silken Scabbard. Ugh, I love it! Ok, so everybody go check out the new Berroco stuff because I need someone to be as excited as I am!