"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

As promised!.....

It's a Sweater! And, it fits! Cool, huh!!
Stats: "Must Have Cardigan" by Patons. Yarn is Cascade 220, colorway is Doeskin. I used 7 skeins (I bought 10!). Knit on Size 7 Knitpicks Options.

This is the first sweater that I have made that I have had to block, seam, and worry about fit. I have made a few others, but they were knit in the round and oversized by design. I am very happy with the outcome!

Thanks to all of you for the inspiration that I see on your blogs, and the supportive comments that you have left for me. Thanks especially to: Shirley, (for being the best knitting pal in blogland), Pat, (for technical guidance), and Marguerite, (for doses of common sense).

Gee .. I sound like I have won an academy award or something????? You guys don't know how much I stressed over this - and how happy I am right now! LOL!! (or, maybe you do) :)

21 comments:

bobbi said...

My mouth dropped open.
It is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Absolutely Gorgeousl.
and looks great on you, you 45 year old, you.
Makes me want to knit a sweater.
GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Everything about it is perfect. The fit is great. Wow.

pat said...

Oh Kathy...You HAVE won the Academy Awards of sweater knitting!! It is beautiful and fits to perfection! (You look beautiful in it too) Congratulations!!

Jennifer said...

Okay, I am now officially in awe of you! Gorgeous work, perfect fit, and done in, what, under a month? I will second 'anonymous' up there - Wow!

Jakki said...

Absolutely Fantastic, Kathy!!!! The sweater looks wonderful!

Marguerite said...

It's wonderful!

Congratulations on a beautiful sweater that fits great.

Now you know you can knit anything. What's next?

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Oh...it is beautiful and perfect!

KWC said...

Fantastic job Kathy. In awe of you, I am not game for such a big project yet. Good job.
Katleen

Michelle said...

Wow!!!! Kathy, it's so beautiful! Everything about it is so perfect...the fit, the colour, the pattern. Congratulations!

Dorothy said...

I have just one word - WOW! OK, more than one word because the sweater (and you) are drop dead gorgeous. You deserve the Oscar of knitting. So, to echo Marguerite - now what? You can do anything!

Rebecca said...

I'm SO PROUD of you, Kathy! Way to go! And, did I say that I am very, very impressed? I can't believe how quickly you knit this sweater. Now I REALLY want to knit it. I like the color. Did you use Patons Classic?

Artseycrafts said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You look great in the sweater and the fit is perfect. I am sooooo envious because I still have two sleeves to knit and don't know if mine will fit. You are my best knitting pal too so I know I can count on your encouragement to finish. I just hope mine will be half as nice as yours!

Beth said...

Wow!! It is gorgeous and fits you like a dream! Wonderful job. Take a bow with that acceptance speech.

Ruthanne said...

that is a beautiful sweater and it fits like it was made for you!!! Just lovely.

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

What a lovely sweater, GREAT job. Your hard work shows. Indeed, something to be proud of.

KnittySue said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL JOB.
Nice pattern, fit and color....you hit the mark on all.
Thanks for sharing the finished sweater with you in it...
Take care, can't wait to see the next project.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sweater!! It looks stunning on you too.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

(still love the sweater!) thanks for the heads up on the fingerprints! I really think mine are gone on some fingers. And your sofee? she is the cutest little pup!! :-)

Ann K. said...

Simply stunning! You did an amazing job.. I love the pattern and the color is wonderful too! Can't wait to see your next one!

Robin said...

The sweater is beautiful! I love the pattern design -- so textured looking.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful, and a perfect fit in every way. Maybe someday I'll get brave enough to try something like this-but not yet!