2.05.2009

snowdroppings


nearly done with the VK james coviello snow drop cardigan. i became obsessed with this thing back in august and began making it in september. i breezed through the stockinette parts in about a week and a half. but the embellishments and finishing on this design have taken for, like, EVER. but seeing it laying on the bed while blocking it last night, my little heart started to go pitter-patter. all that's left to do now is stitch on the pockets and, of course, find the perfect buttons.


and speaking of perfect, check out this KSH-embellished b-day card that just arrived from my knit-bud laurie. love!

p.s. i'd like to give a shout-out to my hubby jimmy for my fave b-day prezzie: a brand-new camera! i've been running this blog sans camera since last june. thanks, honey bunny.

12 comments:

soknitpicky said...

Oh wow! That cardi looks like so much work, but so worth it. It's gorgeous. Like your color choices better than the original.

Claire said...

I agree! Much better in your color choices.

Nikoleta said...

Yay for new camera!

I've also been in love with that cardi, but I haven't tried making it because I'm worried about how it'll look on me.

I love your colour choices, I thought the original might've been a little much and would've lowered the chances of wearing it frequently.

textilesandbicycles said...

oh my lord that is BEAUTIFUL.
I loved this when I saw it too, but it hasn't made it to my to-do list yet...I can't wait to see yours completely finished though!

Lisa said...

That's an amazing looking cardi. You did a beautiful job!

Anne-Catherine said...

The cardigan is very, very beautiful!!!! A highly fashionable piece!
Nice work!

Siga said...

Happy belated birthday!
The cardi is great. I don't think I have the patience for such detailed work. It's amazing.

Marcia Cleary said...

Kate - a big birthday hug! Your beautiful new snow drop cardi is truly a work of art! Fantastic about the new camera, and can't wait to see more photos - you are soo talented!! Marcia

clairity123 said...

its really gorgeous Kate, does your new camera have a macro button so we can see how freaking cool those bobbles are, the textural surface is so beautiful. You just wait until you out somewhere, knitters are going to start accosting you!

knitlit kate said...

thanks for the birthday wishes :)
and laurie, i'll see about taking a CU shot of the snowdrops. they are pretty cool. coviello did a great job of combining sculptural toreador-type elements and girly details in this design. it would be really fun to try this snowdrop stitch on another project.

Michelle. said...

HooWOW! How gorgeous is that number!
This makes me wanna learn more and more about knitting!

Cassiemarie said...

Beautiful!!! I've got that one in my queue as well, but I haven't even thought about starting it until my semester is over! :)

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