10.20.2009

My fall sweater!


I finished me sweater! Quick I know, it seemed to take over my life a bit, as when I finished I went "my house is so messy!"

But thats all fixed now.

This sweater was more of a "I want a brown sweater now" than "This will be a nice project and eventually a nice sweater". Next time I'll make something thats more of a hobby than it was this time. Sam wants a scarf, and after that I want to do a short sleeve sweater. Watching Miss Marple the other day I noticed one of the characters wore a short sleeve sweater over a long sleeve blouse and it looked so cute! I always reserve short sleeve sweaters for spring and early summer, but that look can carry well into fall and even winter.
I think this one turned out pretty well, but I did do a bit of modification. For one thing I shortened it to sit at my waist, then I left out the cable stitching on the sleeves. As for the buttons I went back and fourth with different types, but finally settled on these I found in my button stash, they just felt right. If you are interested in making the sweater, you can buy the pattern here from a very lovely and helpful seller. She has lots of very pretty patterns, including some 30s knit dresses I would LOVE to make, but that really would take a while, perhaps something for spring? We'll see ;)

If anyone is wondering what happened to those hat posts I promised, I just want to let you know I haven't forgotten! I keep getting more and more ideas and inspiration, so I'm actually planning a "hat week" with lots of tips, and even a project. Stay tuned!

xoxo

30 comments:

whichgoose said...

You did such a great job! And I seriously admire your patience for a project like that!!!

Hanne said...

Wow! Your sweater looks perfect..absolutely flawless! I wish I had the ability (and patience!!) to make one. I love it :)

Ms. B said...

Oh it's gorgeous! You did such a wonderful job! I can only knit scarves at the moment so I'm feeling some knitter envy haha!

Amanda said...

The sweater is adorable. I always get the best ideas from period pieces like Miss Marple (which I adore as well). Great job!

Meaghan Kelly said...

oh wow its so great!!!!! what an awesome result!

Duchess said...

What a wonderful sweater!
You have inspired me to start knitting, but I think I will try to finish my other projects first. There are many items to be made before Christmas!

Brooksie said...

Your sweater is very sweet.

Sirens Sexy said...

ooooh I can't wait for Hat Week :)

caramelizedvintage said...

What an amazing sweater! Such a great job. :} I do think those buttons are just right and I adore the cable detail. I can't wait to see what hats you've made and the tips you have.

Kass said...

wowza! Your sweater came along beautifully. You should be very proud!

Pink Flower said...

Wow you've done a great job on the sweater, it looks a delight!

Erika said...

The sweater turned out just amazing! I do believe house cleaning always comes after big creative projects. The dishes just doesn't seem to be so important while I'm, for instance, sewing... =)

Frances Baker said...

Its so good! I'm so impressed, I can't knit to save myself! I am completely the same when it comes to getting absorbed in projects too by the way :)

Avalon76 said...

Brilliant! I'm in such knitter envy at the moment! *laughs* Beautiful job, sweetie. Plus it looks great on you! ^_^

Jitterbugdoll said...

What a pretty sweater--great job!

Della said...

Wow! You did accomplished a major project! Gosh, I can only knit scarves and dish-clothes. Not exactly the most useful things ever.

Della said...

Wow! You did accomplished a major project! Gosh, I can only knit scarves and dish-clothes. Not exactly the most useful things ever.

Martina said...

Supernice, i´ts kind of like i´m dead and gone to heaven nice!

Little Rascal said...

Beautiful!

Nadja, Lillen och Lillens pappa said...

Woa! That sweater is lovely! What episode of Miss Marple was it you saw? (about the shortsleved one you mentioned) I think those films are so inspiring!

esme and the lane way said...

That is fantastic! Absolutely stunning. I want one! Seeing this makes me want to take my knitting beyond scarves.

Tante Patent said...

Well done! The pattern and color are lovely. Good idea to shorten it. I'm jealous of your knitting skills, wish I had the patience to learn it too. My husband is a better knitter than I am. True!
I have started a vintage blog though, but it's in Dutch: www.tantepatent.blogspot.com
I have been following your blog for months, so it was about time I send you a compliment!

Courtney said...

Your sweater came out so nice, and looks darling with that top and skirt. I lack the patience to knit. Wonderful!

Solanah said...

Nadja, it was called "A Murder is Announced." From the first season. Or series, or whatever it's called ;)

Tante Patant, neat blog! Love those shoes you posted.

Mel said...

What a lovely sweater! I love the color you chose!

She Can't Decide said...

that rust colored sweater is de-lish!!

Nadja, Lillen och Lillens pappa said...

Thank you dear! I will have a look at that film again! ;)

casey said...

BRAVO!!! What a beautiful sweater and such talent! I just picked up my knitting project again after a month long hiatus, and am so enjoying the process--and anticipation--that is inherent in knitting. :)

- Casey
elegantmusings.com

mary van note said...

You're really talented. I'm really impressed.

Rhiannon said...

It's amazing that you knit something that complicated up so quickly!! It really looks wonderful . . I love the waist alteration you did too . . I know I always feel weird when sweaters go past my waist too. :)