View Full Version : Summertime Cardi

08-27-2006, 07:09 PM
I posted this at my blog and I think on the KAL posting, but I never put it in the FOs, so here it is. My pride and joy. The most complex, intricate, beautiful thing I have ever completed. This garment was so completely out of my league when I started it that I never really thought I would finish it. But I did. It was a mother's day gift for my mom which I delivered to her in July. :-)

Now I feel like I could knit anything!

08-27-2006, 07:14 PM
Wowzers, it looks beautiful and flawless! Way to go, you should be proud.

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

08-27-2006, 07:16 PM
Oh my goodness!!! I'd love to see a pic of your mom in it, but even flat it looks so well made, so polished! The buttons are perfect and a gorgeous choice. Wonderful job. :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

08-27-2006, 07:16 PM
Excellent job! It looks very beautiful. :cheering:

08-27-2006, 07:47 PM
Wow! It looks so professional. I bet your Mom will wear it even when she doesn't need an extra sweater just so she can brag that you made it just for her! :notworthy:

08-27-2006, 08:11 PM
WOW :notworthy: that is beautiful,bet your mom loved it :heart:

08-27-2006, 08:18 PM
:cheering: Absolutely STUNNING :cheering:
Where did you find the pattern? What yarn did you use?

08-27-2006, 08:23 PM
So gorgeous! Beautiful! Wonderous!

08-27-2006, 08:40 PM
OMG! That is a beautiful job. You are so gifted. :cheering:

08-27-2006, 08:54 PM
that is amazingly gorgeous! :notworthy: I would definitely pay good money for that if I saw it in a store.

08-27-2006, 09:17 PM
:inlove: :inlove: BEAUTIFUL!!!!

08-27-2006, 09:24 PM
That is beautiful!! I can see why you would feel like you could do anything after knitting that! :cheering: :cheering:

08-27-2006, 10:42 PM
:yay: :cheering: LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! This is really amazing!!!

08-27-2006, 11:11 PM
WOW!! I'm sure you could knit anything! That is just amazing!!!! :inlove: :inlove:

08-27-2006, 11:53 PM
Gorgeous!!! Can we get a pattern link?

08-28-2006, 01:19 AM
That is just beautiful! Love those buttons!

08-28-2006, 01:27 AM
Absolutely Completely Gorgeous!


08-28-2006, 01:53 AM
Sorry, I totally forgot to add all the details. Here (www.lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/04_2006/index.html) is the link to the pattern.

Here (www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11650) is the link to the KAL I started that talks all about the pattern and the yarn and everything!

Thank you all so much. If there is anything that I have learned that I can tell all of you, it is that I am not particularly talented at knitting. Don't get me wrong, I think I am a good knitter, but not great. And I did not have nearly enough skill to do this sweater. But I jumped in. And I tried and tried. And there are flaws in it, trust me I can point out each and every one that I found during blocking!!! :-) But any of you out there could knit this sweater if you wanted. BE NOT AFRAID!

08-28-2006, 08:49 AM
Fabulous! Just beautiful!

08-28-2006, 09:30 AM
Simply gorgeous! I"m very impressed!

08-28-2006, 10:05 AM
Holy smokes! That is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! You should be SO very proud of yourself! Great job!

08-28-2006, 11:17 AM
So pretty. I definately need to make that! :inlove:

08-28-2006, 11:18 AM
Ohhhh !!! That is pretty !!!! :sun:

08-28-2006, 11:38 AM
Wow! That is gorgeous! :thumbsup:

08-28-2006, 12:52 PM
Gorgeous! That is so on my list :)

08-28-2006, 04:54 PM
Holy Moly that's nice! :notworthy:

08-29-2006, 03:12 AM
Oh my gooshness, that looks complicated. Go you :cheering:

08-29-2006, 07:44 AM
That is absolutely amazing! I hope to be able to knit something like that someday too!

08-29-2006, 09:30 PM
Just Beautiful. I looked at it the other day and actually thought about it later. Made quite an impression on me.

I hope someday I'll be able to make something like that.

08-29-2006, 10:06 PM
That is beautiful, well done.

I have only been knitting for just over two months...and so far knitted for new born babies and dolls...cant wait to knit something like that :cheering:

08-30-2006, 10:38 PM
What a lovely gift!! You did a terrific job!! :thumbsup:

nadja la claire
08-31-2006, 08:57 AM
:yay: BRAVO!! :yay: That is soooo BEAUTIFUL!!! :notworthy:

Nadja xxx

Mama Bear
08-31-2006, 11:06 AM
Beautiful pattern and lovely work!

Wow... I so want to dig into a big project and can really only take on things I can drag around easily right now, this sweater really makes me want to do more though!

Really beautiful!

Mama Bear

08-31-2006, 11:14 PM

09-01-2006, 12:21 PM