Sunday, September 23, 2007

all's well that ends well

Those beads did get sewn on, after all.
This is, of course, the "bridal cardigan" from Poetry in Stitches, although I've just come to think of it as my purple cardigan. The only major change I made was in my yarn. I used Morehouse Merino Farm's laceweight in three different colors; one skein of the dark blue, five skeins of the light blue, and six skeins of the purple. I also used 1.5 tubes of clear seed beads and I was very happy to discover the "big eye" needle, which will stretch to fit a strand of yarn, and then shrink to allow the bead to easily pass over.
What can I say except I'll never take it off?

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Blogger Theresa said...

That is a stunning masterpiece. Absolutely a work of art. Congratulations.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Kit said...

I don't blame you for wanting to never take it off, it is a beautiful piece of art, a lot of effort went into it, it deserves as much attention as it can get!

2:17 PM  
Blogger alligator said...

Beautiful! It's such a gorgeous sweater, the colors you chose are lovely and it fits you very well. Wonderful work!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

That turned out excellent!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous mel said...

Jumped over from the Poetry along and had to leave a comment here as well - I love the closeup of the cuffs & the beads - it really is wonderful! And your fit gives me hope too, I'm wanting a more flattering, not-so-boxy fit for my cardigan (different pattern, same shape) when I begin it, and the fit on yours is gorgeous.

4:52 AM  
Anonymous Carla said...

Gorgeous! I've been watching (lurking) as this sweater progressed since I absolutely covet Poetry In Stitches, (and have yet to buy the book let alone cast anything on)

Anyway.. stunning and worth the effort you've put into it!

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Gorgeous! (i came over from Poetry along too) had to leave a cmment on your real blog.... the colours are so beautiful, it fits you so very perfectly, the whole thing is an amazing work of art!

8:34 AM  
Blogger Knittings Nice! said...

Gorgeous colours, the fit is perfect on you. Am in want this book but it costs a fortune to ship it from the US to UK and thats only if you can find one....but once again beautiful.

11:18 AM  
Blogger hege said...

It looks gorgeous! It fits you so well, and I do love the beads! What a wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations!!!
You should definitely wear it every day.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous orata said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

2:41 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...


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9:06 PM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

Oh my, it's gorgeous! It turned out beautifully, despite the close call with the steeks. :-)

Did you go buttonless? I can't see any...

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Carin said...

Lovely!!! It did end very well.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Carrie K said...

Oh wow, gorgeous! And the beads are a beautiful final touch.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

New to your blog. Your Poetry in Stitches may be the most beautiful thing I've seen on anyone's blog this year. It is so so stunning. Great work.

7:11 PM  

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