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sara_jayne
05-17-2006, 04:50 PM
I finished Cozy Friday night and it just finished blocking this afternoon. Blocking made a HUGE difference. I was sure to strech it out so the lace pattern really shows now. I'm happy with it. It is a birthday gift for my boss.

Thanks to Ingrid for the blocking technique - towels on the carpet with some blocking pins worked perfectly!

Details
Pattern: Cozy (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTcozy.html) from Knitty
Yarn: Adrienne Vittadini - Dianna in Citron that I bought from here (http://www.knit2purl2.com/dianna.html). The pattern used 10.5 balls total.
Needles: Addi Turbo, US 8 24" circulars

The bottom picture shows the color the best. My bosses favorite designer is Adrienne Vittadini and since I can't afford to buy anything from the designer I figured the yarn was the next best thing!!

Here's the finished product:
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/sarajbc/Knitting%20Projects/CozyFinished.jpg

Here is a close up of the lace pattern (color is washed out):
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/sarajbc/Knitting%20Projects/CozyPattenWhileBlocking.jpg

Here it is blocking:
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/sarajbc/Knitting%20Projects/CozyBlocking.jpg[/i]

lisak
05-17-2006, 05:14 PM
Wow! :inlove: That is really beautiful. Very impressive!

Jan in CA
05-17-2006, 05:24 PM
Just beautiful! :cheering:

mishka
05-17-2006, 05:27 PM
Gorgeous I :heart: it

What a lot of time and effort must've gone into that.

The boss'll adore it no doubt !

Virtuella
05-17-2006, 05:38 PM
Beautiful!! :inlove:

Amber
05-17-2006, 05:42 PM
How lucky is your boss!! It's beautiful!

sara_jayne
05-17-2006, 05:45 PM
Thanks, ladies! I really like my boss so I wanted to spoil her!

rebecca
05-17-2006, 05:52 PM
:cheering: :cheering: I love, love, love it!!!! :thumbsup:

Secksiebrat
05-17-2006, 06:33 PM
Wow that is beautiful! With all that "lace" it would be hard for me to do. I'd be too worried I'd makea mistake! So pretty :)

~danielle~

jelly
05-17-2006, 06:47 PM
that is gorgeous!

i really want to make a Cozy but can't seem to find the right yarn in my stash - i might have to check out the Adrienne V yarn!

Lana
05-17-2006, 07:06 PM
WELL DONE!

Beautiful lace stitch.

gimmesanity
05-17-2006, 07:07 PM
Wow, that's gogeous! Great job - the color is awesome, too. Man, you must have on amazing boss to warrant such a great gift. ;)

Nimmie
05-17-2006, 07:19 PM
How beautiful!

I love the color.

geekgolightly
05-17-2006, 07:37 PM
im so in awe! its beautiful. i keep zoning out and making mistakes in simple k2p2 (never will i rib stitch again while watching an action thriller with cuba gooding jr in it SEXXXY!!!! i couldnt take my eyes off him).

it must take a huge effort and mental concentration to do that.

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

wildforyarn
05-17-2006, 08:36 PM
Great job! It's beautiful!

mulene
05-17-2006, 08:40 PM
Wow that is beautiful! Well done! Lovely lacework, I don't think I could concentrate that much either! :cheering:

sara_jayne
05-17-2006, 09:41 PM
:blush: Thanks everyone!

I did struggle with the pattern at first - I almost gave up. I put life lines in every pattern repeat (8 rows) and only had to frog back once. The pattern is also worked over 6 stitches so I had stitch markers every 6 stitches. It seems like over kill, but it was my mental reminder to keep on task!

For a lace project this was great because it used a worsted weight yarn and bigger needles, so it was a nice introduction.

My boss is very great and has had a tough year at work, so I wanted to give her something very special.

newamy
05-17-2006, 10:17 PM
It's a lovely Cozy. I have been considering trying that pattern. How long did it take you?? I'm also glad to see you used a cotton blend, the pattern calls for silk and I have been considering a less expensive alternative. I'm glad to see it looked nice in a cotton blend as well. Thanks for sharing. Amy

spooky
05-17-2006, 10:39 PM
Very Very Very Pretty !!!! :cheering: Good Job !!! :cheering:

nicolethegeek
05-17-2006, 11:18 PM
:inlove: :heart: :inlove: :heart: :inlove:
Can I be your boss??

sara_jayne
05-18-2006, 09:22 AM
Thanks everyone!

I have been considering trying that pattern. How long did it take you??

I started it around April 23 and finished it on May12th. I'll admit that I do knit a lot but the size of the project makes it take a long time. I equate this to doing a baby afghan because while it is 85 stitches wide (about 18 inches) it needs to be 67" long!

sara_jayne
05-18-2006, 12:18 PM
I'm also glad to see you used a cotton blend, the pattern calls for silk and I have been considering a less expensive alternative.

:oops: Sorry I missed this part! The cotton was nice but it needed a lot of blocking - without the blocking the lace pattern couldn't be seen in the pattern (probably because I'm such a tight knitter.).

CindyH
05-18-2006, 01:39 PM
Great job! Was it difficult to knit?

sara_jayne
05-18-2006, 01:58 PM
Great job! Was it difficult to knit?

Not at all! The pattern is really all about YO and K2togs. I would say it is a great pattern to try lace for the first time.

kimono7
05-18-2006, 03:29 PM
It's really pretty. I like it even better than the picture on knitty. I didn't realize how cute this pattern was. :heart:

earthchick
05-18-2006, 08:13 PM
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

IT'S GORGEOUS!!!!!

I am gearing up to knit this baby myself, and your beautiful FO has just stoked my enthusiasm. Awesome job! :thumbsup:

bjc1050
05-19-2006, 09:43 AM
BEAUTIFUL! :cheering: