May 8, 2009

Just In Under the Wire

Presenting my own creation which I've nicknamed Cathardigan - a cross between the Cathay yarn and the cardigan style.

It's done just in time for Finishing Friday...I just bound off minutes ago, grabbed my daughter and told her to start snapping pictures.

I had purchased buttons for the neckband and have decided against them. They would detract from the detail of the stitch.

Here's the detail on the back with a little panel of ribbing and gathered effect above and below.

As we were having the photo session, my DH came home early with this lovely bouquet for Mother's Day. He has his hands full this time of year as my birthday is next week and our 15th anniversary is the day after my birthday. When we agreed to the wedding date I reminded him "separate gifts, separate wrapping paper". For now, I'm loving my sweater and my new flowers...notice the snapdragons match the sweater?

Happy Mother's Day!


Eryka Jackson said...

It is just lovely!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful Estella, Happy Mother's Day!

Jennifer said...

It's marvelous. Happy Mother's Day. We'll have to celebrate your birthday. Are you free for lunch on Friday?

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Lovely cardigan! Happy Mother's Day and Happy Birthday!

Joyce said...

Like the detail on the back. Happy birthday to a fellow Taurus. Have a great week.

a friend to knit with said...

and looks lovely on you!

Beth said...

Your sweater is wonderful! And I think you're one of the most productive knitters I know. :)