Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lady Lovelace Finished!!


Finished and worn for the first time!  Love it!!

Pattern:  Lady Lovelace designed by Teva Durham (row 19 needs YO on each side of center stitch deleted to work out right on row 21).  Available free here. Both a sweater and matching shawl.

Yarn:  Ushya by Mirasol 98% Merino Wool 2% Polyamide (Mirasol dedicates a portion of every sale to the funding of a school in the remote area of Munari, the region of Puno, Peru).

Needles:  US size 11 and US size 6


I can't begin to tell you how much I love this yarn!  It is so soft and so light and so easy to work with... surprisingly so, for such a bulky yarn.


I ended up liking the odd mix on the last six rows of the shawl... even after I located more of the Ushya, I decided to stick with my odd mix.  There is a slight issue of curling on the edge, especially if you have been bending your arm up a lot.  Not anything that makes me like it less, but noted.  I think the bodice would make a great vest, too.  Cool, easy pattern (Now, don't let my mistakes on the first day lead you to think this isn't so.  My tendency is that, if it is easy, I don't pay as much attention as I should).


I should have gotten photos of just the sweater, but it's not as easy without my photographer here (hint, hint, Amanda!).  Fun.  Quick.  Two thumbs up!! 

Hope you are all having a wonderful, productive and peaceful week!

Blessings ~ tanna

57 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Super gorgeous, looks warm...you and the sweater! ;D

From the Kitchen said...

"Lady Lovelace"--what an appropriate name. It reminds me of fall in the Shenandoah Valley. Wonder why?

Best,
Bonnie

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty! i like the shawl - and the curl adds a feminine touch! :)

Ginny said...

Oh, it is just beautiful! The color is rich and gorgeous, especially for fall, and I love the feminine touches!

Terra said...

I am in awe. If I wore that I would feel like a princess. Do you? The style is fabulous and I love the rich rust color.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, that is so pretty. Love the color and you look fabulous.

podso said...

It's hard to imagine there was anything quick about this project..it looks complex to me but it turned out just lovely and looks great on you! I just love the flare to it and of course love the color!

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, that is so gorgeous. Just like the model. The colour and the pattern is stunning. You do such great work and it is so unique looking. Enjoy wearing it and all the compliments that go with it. Hugs, Deb

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh Tanna... it is gorgeous! You did such a great job. I love the color. You look beautiful!

Swanski said...

So lovely and the fit is spectacular!! I love that the yarn is thicker but yet the whole pattern is delicate with the open lace :)

Janie said...

This is a beautiful color, looks stunning on you. What a major accomplishment. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

You are adorable! I love this color and design. So unique. I can't believe how quickly you put it all together. Lovely!

Donna said...

Now that whole thing is just amazing! And you totally rock it!

Chatty Crone said...

You know that is just not another sweater - it is an awesome and UNIQUE sweater - how beautiful that is and the shawl - I love it.
sandie

nanny said...

Your work is unreal...and you are the perfect model!!

beautiful!

Shug said...

Oh Tanna....you did a beautiful job!
The shawl is absolutely gorgeous, and you are so stinking cute! You would have to be nothing but proud of your work, because I am very impressed...

I have been thinking of cutting my hair and I do love you style...don't know if it would look ok on me, but I might just have to give it a try.
Is your hairstylist located in our area?
have a great evening..
Shug

Shug said...

Oh Tanna....you did a beautiful job!
The shawl is absolutely gorgeous, and you are so stinking cute! You would have to be nothing but proud of your work, because I am very impressed...

I have been thinking of cutting my hair and I do love you style...don't know if it would look ok on me, but I might just have to give it a try.
Is your hairstylist located in our area?
have a great evening..
Shug

Deb said...

you and the sweater are beautiful Tanna...love it...

Stitchfork said...

Stunning Tanna!
xo Cathy

Vickie said...

Tanna, you are so smart! your sweater turned out beautifully! And you are awesome in it. Great job!

Judy S. said...

Very nice, Tanna. I really like the addition of the multi-color, and your color is so much nicer than the one on the pattern! It sure doesn't look like a quick pattern; it looks to me like a "don't talk to me" one. LOL I'll have to check out that yarn...

It's Just Dottie said...

Very lovely indeed!
Smiles, Dottie

Pondside said...

Well done! You picked the perfect colour, too!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

This is THE cutest sweater. Love all the details and it looks so good on you!

Emily said...

Gorgeous!

Susan said...

This is gorgeous. That shawl really gilts the lily!!!

jean said...

That is beautiful! That color is gorgeous on you.

Debbie said...

This one is downright stunning to me. I knew that I was going to like it when I saw the original color because I love that hue. The design of it is fabulous.

Especially with your shape. Just sayin'... I probably would look a like a terra cot pot in it.

Gloria said...

Look beaitiful Tanna! I love knitting too!

Debbie said...

Beautiful sweater and a wonderful color for you!
Deb

steph said...

girl, you are stylin'!!! nice job, and I really like the contrast. designer quality!!!

Christine said...

Magic fingers...yup that's you!
You have the eye for color and the fingers to express your creativity.
And it looks so good on you!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

It is beautiful and it should be modeled on a beautiful woman, which it was...oh enjoy the works of your hands, you talented lady!

Stephanie V said...

Clever design and that color looks wonderful on you!

no spring chicken said...

That is insane Tanna. What a wonderful pattern, and it looks fabulous on you!

Blessings, Debbie

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

I LOVE IT !!! ITS B_E_A_UTIFUL!!!! I love y'all and miss y'all xoxoxoxo

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You and your sweater are both gorgeous, Tanna! Love the color, too! You are so talented.
Have a great day!

Jen said...

It looks fabulous on you!

Amanda said...

This could be my favorite one yet. And I'm with you, I like the six rows of varying color. Adds a little something extra. Your pictures are great, although I would have loved to have had another chance to "shoot and run."! Ha!! What fun memories. Love you soooo big. Xoxoxoxo

Y u think said...

Amazing, you have talent. My mother in law does the same things, I have to say - I do not have the patience to do something like this....

Bonnie said...

Sweater is gorgeous! You are so talented.

Ana said...

Oh Tanna,
You are just so stinkin' CUTE! You make such a super cute model. The sweater and shawl turned out beautiful and they look even more so on you. Great job.

Much love,
Ana

a happy little life said...

LOVE. Just LOVE! I bet that yarn was a lot of fun to work with! I love the added color burst it adds soooo much to it! Love... I know I already said that but... I do!
Xo Tracie

Amy said...

That's beautiful! Nice work.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

how FABULOUS is this sweater!!!! you did an AMAZING workmanship! i just love it! when i was a little my aunt fanny make me a very similar sweater to this in just about the exact color -- makes me love it even more! great job my friend -- you are rockin those needles!!! : ) hugs...

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a beautiful sweater and shawl. It looks beautiful on you and I love the color. I am glad that you love it. You will enjoy wearing it. It really is nice when you love something. It makes you feel good. Enjoy it. Blessings for a beautiful weekend. Catherine xoxo

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's a gorgeous sweater and looks fantastic on you, Tanna! I love the color and the design. "Brava" on doing such excelent knitting!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Beautiful job...and the model is just as beautiful as the sweater!

Mary said...

What a gorgeous sweater. It has a name that is almost lyrical. You look beautiful in that color. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

vicki said...

Tanna- you totally rock the knitting world with your beautiful creations. You LOOK FABULOUS wearing this magnificent sweater- ( are you sure you don't moonlight as a model?) the color is perfect for you girlfriend! Beautiful beautiful Bravo!!

Love
Vicki

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

OH wow...it is really a work of art and it looks PERFECT on you Tanna. You are so trim and stylish!

Debbie said...

As usual, I absolutely wonder at your art and skill! It was easy and quick?!? You have to be kidding! You're amazing! I sent a new follower your way - my local library director. She knits, sews, and crafts, too, and she enjoyed your blog very much. Enjoy this fine weather we're having today!

AudreyO said...

How exciting to get it finished and be able to put it on. So pretty.

Cindy said...

Your sweater and shawl turned out beautifully! It looks wonderful on you, too. And it's a great color.
Hugs, Cindy

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love it! Lovely color. You look great. I don't see any holiday pounds. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Karolee said...

So pretty! You are such an inspiration to me!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Adorable!!

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