Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cottage Lace

Sometimes my need to have a finished object is overwhelming.  So much so, that I actually dug out a sweater that was close to becoming a UFO.  You might remember when I started it last September.  The knitting really did fly off the needles, only taking a week or so to knit all the pieces.  And then the dreaded job of seaming made me abandon it.  I pulled it out a couple of days ago, knowing there wasn't that much left to do:  sewed the last cuff to the left sleeve, seamed the left sleeve up, and attached the collar.  Blocked it and now I can call it good. 

And it is good, very good!  Warm and cozy and swingy (albeit, too warm and cozy to really appreciate right now with our 90+ temps!)  But it makes me look forward to chilly days ahead when I can throw it on :)

 





Cottage Lace Cardigan
Berroco Design Team
Interweave Knits Weekend 2009
size:  small (20 1/2")~~it runs quite big
yarn:  I can't find any of the labels, but remember that it was a chunky weight alpaca/wool blend that I held doubled throughout
needles:  size 15


Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods, Happy Sunday! 

PS.  I've been adding things to my DeStash Blog so be sure to check it out ;)


34 comments:

Gillie said...

Absolutely gorgeous so glad you did the last few steps, don't forget where you put it though, will you, when autumn strikes, lol!

Nancy said...

This is absotively posilutely gorgeous! I mean it just boggles my mind that you can make something like this. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish Staci!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Staci,
Your Lace Cardigan looks wonderful and I am sure it will feel very warm and cozy on a cool autumn day.

Elaine said...

Just beautiful Staci!

Annie said...

What a beautiful sweater! Looks warm and it can really dress up an outfit.

Jackie said...

So glad you finished it, it is gorgeous! I really love the cuff detail and the collar.

It's rare that I get to finish any knitting. I'm slow and not focused on just one hobby. I love the process but like you sometimes I feel the overwhelming need to completely finish something!

Melanie said...

Very very nice! It will be perfect for fall which is just around the corner now, right?

JelliDonut said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, and I'm sorry I saw these photos, because now I want to knit one too! My list is sooooo long and you just made it a little longer. Really, it's stunning.

Carol R said...

Beautiful cardigan Staci!

diamondc said...

Staci: I am so jealous of people who are able to knit and crochet.
I can crochet a straight line, the sweater you knitted is so beautiful.
Crangulations on your finish.
Thank-you for sharing.
Catherine

Catherine said...

Love it! Sure wish I knew how to knit!! The color and style are great - not to mention how cozy and warm it looks like it will be!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful sweater. Thank you for sharing with us.

natalie said...

Your sweater is gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the color and how chunky it is. You will love it so much this winter. :) Nice job!

Denise said...

I don't wear sweaters. Ever. And that sweater is beautiful! I would wear that with pride. Love the color too!

Very gorgeous finish!

Congrats - Denise

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous sweater! It's going to be perfect for a nice walk in the autumn while leaf peeping!

Dee said...

I love the lacy cuff on the sleeves. Congratulations on the finish.

Brigitte said...

Oh, whta a gorgeous finish. You will love it when there are two feet of snow outside and you need something to keep you warm.

Virginia said...

Lovely sweater! I know how you feel. I recently had to force myself to finish up a cardigan. I knew I was going to love it, but just couldn't bring myself to complete the silly thing.

Michele B. said...

Wow, Staci - that sweater almost makes me wish winter was here! It's just beautiful. What a crafter you are - I love your taste!

Michelle said...

Its absolutely lovely - Michelle x

Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous sweater!
Love all of your knitted projects.
Margaret

Shirley said...

This is lovely. Well done on finishing it off.

angelasweby said...

Wow Staci,
If anything deserved to be saved from the UFO pile it's this. It really is stunning. Be sure you have lots of time to spare every time you wear it because everyone will stop you to ask about it :>)
Angela xx

Nicole said...

Beautiful sweater Staci! It turned out so nice and will be perfect for when cooler weather comes around again!

Melissa said...

That is a gorgeous sweater. Just love everything about it!

Vonna said...

How very pretty! I'm sure it will look great on you too ;)

Moreen said...

I really love this cardigan - its gorgeous! it was really worth finishing and you made a great job of it. Congratulations.

Julie said...

A lovely garment, very trendy!

Berit said...

Congratulations! Beautiful work to prepare for fall!

Sally said...

Wow that is just gorgeous! Looks so warm and cosy.

Hazel said...

It's stunning Staci! I love it. Hmmm... I wonder if my mum would make it for me lol. x

tothemOOn said...

so beautiful! congrats!

Diane said...

Gorgeous sweater! Love the color, love the lacy color and sleeves, love the pattern, love it, love it, love it!

Note to self: learn to knit.

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats!