Tuesday, September 25, 2007

FLIC is finished!!!!

Woweee, I have a Finished Object, the first one in months. I started the Fabulous Lace Cardigan months ago before my enforced knitting ban, and it only needed a sleeve finished, sewing up and then the collar doing. So because my thumb and finger haven't been too bad lately i decided to do a little bit of knitting and finish it. Here is the result........... It still needs to be blocked, to make it a little longer, and uncurl the back of the collar, but I think its fab. If i had perfect fingers I'd make loads of these in different colours, but alas, I need to keep it nice and slow. What I'm really pleased about too is that I took my time over the sewing up and managed to do invisible joins! And its the first time I have done set-in sleeves which took a bit of working out to sew in, but once i got it, they turned out great.

I can now take this off my WIPs and plans list, hurrah!! I have Widdershins from knitty.com on the go, to keep me occupied until Sock Wars.

Oh, the details............
Pattern - Fabulous Lace Inset Cardigan from sweaterbabe.com
Yarn - Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky in Lipstick Red, an absolute bargain at £2 a skein from ebay seller Oregon Trail , as it was a colour that they weren't happy with!!! I love it!
Needles - 8mm (and 7mm for part of collar)
Buttons - from ebay

8 comments:

kathryn said...

That's a lovely cardigan and the colour really suits you.

Nina said...

Beautiful work! And really nice photos. You look great. Nice colour, everything. It's so nice to see the whole piece together after hearing about it and seeing bits and pieces.

Take it easy!

clarabelle said...

Donna, what a stunning cardigan! The colour suits you so well! And I'm so glad you've managed to get this one finished, despite the blinking thumb....

Anonymous said...

As you know, I really love it :D
Oregon Trail is a great supplier too.

me :)

dreamcatcher said...

That is fabulous! I love the colour too.

Seahorse said...

Absolutely lovely! You look fab in it too!

woolydoodles said...

Gorgeous cardi, just in time for all the cold weather we have been having!
Could you make me some more stitch markers pls? I'd like to send some to my SP and also discovered I could do with 4 more myself!!!
Take care
Love n hugs
Mel x

murdo said...

I really love your cardi...will be ideal in the brisk Chester winds :o)