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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nachtfalter Update (and waxing poetic about Top of the Lake)

Oh, this pattern

Close Up Lace

This is Nachtfalter, one of the Holla Knits Summer KAL sweaters, and I'm totally in love. It starts off easy - just a nice, cabled ribbing. 

Nachtfalter Week 4

But then it blossomed into this gorgeous, addictive lace, and I couldn't put it down. 

More Close Up Lace

Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I was knitting while glued to Top of the Lake (streamed on Netflix). This little BBC mini series caught my attention and ran with it. It's gorgeous, suspenseful, thrilling and very dark. Elizabeth Moss stars as Robin, a detective in New Zealand specializing in children and sexual abuse cases, and she is superb. I'm a huge Mad Men fan, so it took me a minute to adjust to seeing Moss in another role, but once she hooked me, I couldn't stop watching! Also Holly Hunter has a small, but amazing part. All-around, a very talented cast. 

Ok, I'm done gushing. What have you been watching?

Nachtfalter Week 1

P.S. I love that when I do a knit along, I have pictures of projects at every stage. Usually, I'm way too busy knitting to stop and take a picture. 


  1. I'll have to look for Top of the Lake - I'm a big fan of Elizabeth Moss. I just power watched Call the Midwife, completely unrelated except that it's a BBC series, but it was also superb knitting show.

    1. I binge-watched Call the Midwife, too! It's super fun, although the characters are a bit under-developed for my taste. Luckily, the clothes and hair made up for that!

  2. Also BBC is Orphan Black which is a little sci-fi, a little mystery. I watched the first season via vudu and really liked it. I'll have to queue up Top of the Lake because I'm running out of knitting shows. I want to finish Sherlock, but I just miss too many details when knitting lace.

    1. Ok, second recommendation I've heard for Orphan Black, so that's next on my list! Sherlock is also reaaally good, but you have to watch closely.

  3. Wait, how have I not heard about this series?! I know what I'll be watching tonight!

    Your sweater looks great so far!

    1. Glad I can help contribute to everyone's Netflix addiction. ;)


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