Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Crossing things off the list...


Eight buttons.  That's what I need to call this one DONE!!  Poor thing... it is a motley combination of yarns and design.  But, I think it is going to become a snugly and comfortable old friend.


I didn't totally escape the crochet obsession... Couldn't help but add a little crochet shell edging to the collar.


The picot edging on the sleeves was part of the original pattern I started using... then there was the addition of a garter border... then slits on the side... then buttonholes... then a shawl collar... then crochet edging to that.  I'm even thinking of some after-thought pockets as it is blocking on the bed.

It really bears no resemblance to the sweater I was originally making... Isn't that how life goes sometimes?


My friend, Patrice, gave me this little ornament for Christmas.  Makes me smile sitting on my desk.

1099s are ready to mail out today.  Sweater ALMOST finished!!  I like it when things get crossed off the list.

"The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion."  
~ Nadia Boulanger

blessings ~ tanna

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

yay! i like your sweater design!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I like it! Everything you make is always so beautiful. A knitting friend asked me to teach her to crochet so she could add trim to her projects. Have a great day. Tammy

Pammy Sue said...

Love the sweater and your little added touches. I was thinking of adding some crochet to the edges of my gloves and was wondering if that would work for keeping it from rolling up. Yours looks great. When I grow up, I want to knit just like you! You've been a big part of my knitting inspiration. Thank you.

La Table De Nana said...

I think it is absolutely beautiful.
Nothing beats hand made..So personal..and cute cyute cute cute.

Wanda said...

I too am a list maker...I love crossing things off!

I think the sweater looks like a old friend, and truly comfy. It will be loved by someone.

The ornament is so cute..."Here's lookin at you!"

Primroses Attic said...

cosy and love the edging.
Rosezeeta.

Laurel said...

I think it's beautiful! One of these days I am going to learn to knit!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Your sweater turned out super cute. I love anything with picot!! It feels so good to get things crossed off the list, especially in January! Good for you!!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Sweet! Very sweet. :-)

podso said...

It looks really nice. It will be a comfort to wear I think. I love crossing off a list I've been known to write something down after it's done just so I can cross it off. (LOL let's say I'm keeping a record.) Kind of sick, I know. :-)

Lynne said...

Pretty sweater design and fabulous creativity!
Amazing!

Nonna Rose said...

Tanna, I love it! It came out great. I am sure it is going to become one of your favorites. Once you have the buttons on it, let us see it on you.

You are a wonder!

Sharon Lee Smith said...

Your sweater looks perfect. You are amazing!!!

Andi G said...

What a beauty knit to knit off your list!
The ornament is so creative and thoughtful, love it. :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I marvel at the ability to create such a masterpiece out of yarn! You are so talented and the details of it all, are so beautiful-looks so cozy too.
I noticed your quote-made me smile, may I use it in an upcoming post on Passion?
Warmest of Hugs and Blessings too!
Jemma

Amanda said...

Can you please come rub off on me? I need to get some things checked off, too. I did line up a housecleaner to come whip this ol' girl into shape. Excited for that! Better get back to my chores. It's a slow go this week.;-) xoxo

Amanda said...

Oh, and that ornament is adorable! Perfect!

Linda said...

Oh dear....love that sweater!
I can see you out in the garden...gathering blooms for a bouquet....
Enjoy your evening...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Amy at love made my home said...

So beautiful!! All the changes and added details really have made this so lovely and individual too, the colours are gorgeous, and go together so well!! xx

Judy S. said...

Now all you need to do is write up the pattern. I happened upon https://www.etsy.com/shop/RobertWGilmore as a source for what looks like awesome buttons. Nice work on the sweater; I love the crocheted edging!

Catherine said...

That sweater certainly does resemble life. It doesn't always turn out as planned.
I like the sweater and do agree it will be comfy and cozy and get better with age.
Blessings dear Tanna. xo Catherine

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