Tuesday, December 07, 2010

elizabeth

I love an interesting construction, and Elizabeth definitely offers that. Knit in one piece that only requires sewing together along the sleeve and side seems. Adding a rib collar and front panels (that I foresee taking me some time to complete) to finish the sweater off.
The self striping yarn works so well for this pattern, resulting in vertical stripes along the front and the back. Love that.
I should be making hats. Or mitts. Or hot water bottle covers. Or a few cowls or this.
Maybe tomorrow.

Oh! To my international friends. I did check with the fine people at the UPS store to see about shipping my place mats overseas. They averaged $150.00 in shipping. Yikes! If in the future I can get a better deal, I will let you know.

Make it a great one.

39 comments:

sapphireblue said...

That does look intriguing. I don't think you would get bored with it.

Jennifer said...

That is a great hot water bottle cover pattern, I think I will go for it. I need something soft and cozy to snuggle it in. The cardigan looks very interesting indeed, can't wait to see the finished one.

Amy J said...

Oh, that one is in my queue...love the look of that cardigan! Can't wait to see your FO.

ColorSlut said...

HOLY COW that is a map to just try and understand what is where and how it all fits together. I can't wait to see it done and try to figure out what was where in this photo.

Missy knits said...

I have the pattern and yarn for the ninebark cowl all ready to go, but for some reason it has sat in my basket for ages....maybe this is the inspiration I need to get on with it! Love your Elizabeth sweater--the color palette is just gorgeous. Can't wait to see it on!!

Mary said...

Beautiful! I love Cecily MacDonald's designs! I have to get cracking on a few gifts too!

Julie said...

I'm so excited!!! I always like the patterns you choose and always feel guilty when I want (and often do) to knit the exact sweater you do in the exact (or similar yarn) that you choose. Wahoo!!! I already have this yarn and this pattern! Yeah!!! Its next in my cue.

Jo said...

I was perplexed by the lack of a second arm till I realised it hadn't been knit yet... Maybe I'll just stick with my cowl as long as I'm suffering from pregnant brain :)

Michelle said...

Nine bark cowl/vest is in my que too. But I was thinking I would cheat and do the cowl in a variegated hand dyed yarn. It would be quicker for me.

From All Stitched Up said...

During the hectic holiday times I think you need to knit what you like. That's why I knit the cowl - it was very relaxing.

Suzanne said...

Oh man, it already looks great with your boots and jeans and it's not even done yet!

wayside wanderer said...

Wow, that really is some pattern. The yarn is beautiful and I can't wait to see it finished!

kim said...

The placemats would be worth the shipping!! My order arrived in Michigan....WONDERFUL!! Lovely gift for the holidays!!

Thanks to you for creating such a great thing.

:)kim

Anonymous said...

Th vertical stripes will be terrific!

I have long admired [what I assume to be] your knitting skillz + expertise + patience. »I« am a patient person but do not know if I could commit to a long-term pattern.

Guess I won't know if I can unless/until I try.

Anyway, your blog is a joy to read + quite inspiring!

Karen

Kristyn Knits said...

maybe tomorrow, because you can knit up a project in one day!! I love being introduced to new construction on your blog. enjoy your knitting time.

nicole said...

What a great design! I love the vertical stripes.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you decided to knit this cardigan. I've been pondering whether to order the pattern and yarn... But now I can wait to see what your final thoughts are before I take the plunge!! Happy knitting!

sewstylish said...

Wow I LOVE the sweater and can't wait to see it all done. I'm working on the traveling sweater which also has a different construction to it but have had to put it aside so I can get all those fastly approaching holiday gifts that are due..

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Elizabeth looks wonderful. Enjoy!

theknitterinpink said...

That yarn IS yummy...but man I don't know if I could do that...I'm scared of sweaters I think. :(

Peggy said...

Ooh, that yarn does look yummy. What is it?

stitching under oaks said...

what great yarn! It looks like a fun project with some interesting construction. Oh and thanks for the header reminder...your new one looks great! Hope your days are merry ones!

Caffeine Girl said...

I puzzled over that picture for quite a while. I don't think I'm ready to knit something that is so puzzle-like!

Affiknitty said...

I love Cicely Glowik MacDonald patterns. I'm off to favorite that one!

michele said...

i don't know how i missed this pattern! it looks like a fun knit and also *so* wearable.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Wow, that sweater is right up your alley! That styling will look fab on you, too.

As for "should" knitting, you'll do what you can but remember, take care of what *you* want first.

Peace, Leslie

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