Thursday, March 22, 2012

Whew!

That was a long haul!  Really happy with the result though:


It's still too hot to put it on, but I have faith that the weather will cool down!  . . . Eventually.

It's cuddly and cozy, and I can wrap it around me and belt it closed.  I love that.  

The only thing I did differently from the pattern was to add a belt carrier at each side:


I don't like having to keep track of my belt!

22 comments:

  1. Quite Loverly
    and Pink
    hugs
    Gerry

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  2. Mmm this looks so snuggly and warm! And perfectly executed too of course :) Awesome job!

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  3. Congratulations, it looks so pretty! I am sending 'cool' thoughts your way so that hopefully you can wear it soon! :)

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    1. hee hee - I feel the breeze already!

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  4. Beautiful! Can you believe the inhospitable-to-sweaters weather we're having??

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    1. I know, darn it! Normally I'd be ecstatic, but what with a new sweater and no AC, it's kind of getting me down!

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  5. It is SO beautiful! I love it!

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  6. Karanfil came out really great! I love the collar, it was definitely worth the trouble :)

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    1. Thanks, Carmela! I have to agree - I griped a lot while making it, but now I'm happy I persevered!

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  7. If I had your mad knitting (and seaming) skills, I would ONLY knit cardigans!!!!!

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    1. Hehehe - I do love a good cardi. I actually find it easier to knit in pieces and sew together most of the time - the all-in-one sweaters can get so unwieldy!

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  8. Oh wow, this looks GREAT! Totally worth all that seaming! The belt carrier was a great idea-- it's so annoying when you lose a belt or have to keep fiddling with it!

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    1. Thanks, Ginger! I add belt carriers to all my belted cardis, because they never stay tied and I hate having to keep pulling up the belt!

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  9. This is beautiful! Congratulations. May I suggest you sew on one of these labels:

    http://www.sublimestitching.com/collections/woven-labels/products/woven-labels-this-took-forever

    LOL!

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  10. The cardigan is beautiful! I know how you feel about the weather. It finally cooled down where I live so I can get back to knitting!

    -Jenny

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    1. Thank you! I was able to wear it briefly the other night, and it's very cuddly!

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