Monday, August 06, 2007

Finis!

What a relief it is to finally be able to show you my finished Vogue cardigan! While I was quietly painlessly, sewing the button on Friday morning I felt a bit silly for letting something so simple stop me in my tracks. The superslim sleeve tops? yes they are a bit snug for my liking, but there's not much I can do to rectify it, apart from knitting 2 new slightly wider sleeves, and considering how long it's taken me to actually complete, the knitting itself was finished Easter, and I've just checked my blog archive to see I actually blocked it May 9th...ok here it is August 6th, perfect timing for cooler Summer evenings!

Ok so the first baby cardigan...is just waiting for a button, just maybe ready and posted by the end of the week!

Still plenty to be cheerful about, look at the abundance of kind words and lovely blog friends I've made, thankyou all for your lovely comments on that last post!

17 comments:

picperfic said...

oh Jo, I looked at the large image of your lovely new cardi and it is gorgeous! Well worth the wait! Surely you could block the sleeves a bit looser? Those cables look a bit tricky. I am about to start on a cardi for me, not something I do very often either. I just need the yarn to arrive now!

Lovely photo of you too!

Marianne said...

Can you hear me whistling? Mercy, you're beautiful, and what a lovely colour for you...funny, the sleeves don't look snug at all...it all looks very comfortable with ease. Well done!
xox

Charity said...

This is awesome work, Jo! I love the way it looks, and like Marianne, I don't think the sleeves look too tight (even if they do feel that way). :0)

Heather said...

Great cardigan! Love the colour, and I think the sleeves look fine.

peri said...

Lovely cardigan...suits you. Makes me ashamed that I got half way up the back of that pattern and rip'd it out *sigh* I should have persevered.

The lyrics, by the way, were Marillion from eons back.

Spinning SP's are run 2 or 3 times at year at the Knitty forum - you need a minimum number of posts to enter - but all their swaps/sp rounds are really good and worth doing.

Jill said...

That looks fantastic. Makes me want to drop everything else and start something new!

Jessie said...

beautiful! it looks difficult though! nice work. ;)

Sheila said...

Gorgeous sweater! It fits nicely. I like the cardigan with one button.

Jackie said...

Hello Jelly

Its beautiful, like you x Sleeves look fine to me, not snug at all.

Hey, reading your reasons to be cheerful has given me a great idea of what we can eat next week.

So looking forward to seeing you.

From the invisible woman ;-)

Riggwelter said...

Oh that is just stunning! Well done you! (love your belt too!)

Artis-Anne said...

Oh I love it , love it and in my fav shade of the moment , purple:) It looks really great on you and not too tight at all great job

Annie said...

That is lovely. It really suits you and looks very well made.

blog-blethers said...

It's absolutely stunning! I hadn't seen the pattern before and you've chosen my favourite colour too. ANOTHER one to go on the 'must do' list:)

Riggwelter said...

You've won an award, all is explained on my blog.

Sara said...

I think that this is definately a reason to be cheerful in itself, its a lovely cardi, and the sleeves don't look too snug. Maybe you could block them a little more like Piperfic said?

Monica H said...

Nice purple and good looking model:)

Katherine Of It All said...

Jo, it's beautiful! I'm jealous--I still haven't knit myself a sweater. You look really great in it.