Sunday, July 23, 2006

It was all worth it...here is BEA!

All that knitting was worth it...another fabulous sweater.



Started: June 19, 20006
Finished: July 22, 2006
Pattern: Bea by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Rowan wool cotton, included in the kit.
Adjustments: None. That's right...notta.

Love it...yes I love it. I actually wore it church Saturday night...moments after the last button was sewn on and it had a little steam ironing. Besides socks and scarves, this sweater was actually the first knit that I wore out in public for a period of time. I did not overheat wearing the wool cotton blend and it feels very nice next to the skin. I definitely will be using this yarn for myself again.

Here is a shot showing the front...like Kim's model wears it, but note that it won't stay like that unless you button it all the way up. Of course, there will be not buttoning all the way up here.



It's worth a close up...



It also looks great with jean shorts...HERE.
And Catherine...this one is for you...the real smile...HERE.

52 comments:

amy said...

It looks great! I wouldn't have guessed it would be so versatile, it looks terrific with the shorts and the skirt.

And it's so nice to hear good things about the wool cotton (which I'm going to be using soon).

Sam said...

I love this sweater, It looks really good on you. Was it a kit, or from a Rowan magasine?

Kathy said...

Wow! It's gorgeous -- what a beautiful job and it looks great on you.

Scoutj said...

IT is FABULOUS!

Liz K. said...

I cannot believe, with all the beautiful knits you have made, that this is the first you actually wore out. I'm glad you have seen the light -- this is lovely and well worth showing off. Now show off some more!

Great pics too.

--Deb said...

Wow, that looks absolutely fabulous!

grumperina said...

Oh it's beautiful! What a lovely sweater, and you did such a fabulous job knitting it! Enjoy it every Saturday from now on, skirt or jean shorts!

blossom said...

wow! this is absolutely gorgeous! i really want a sweater like this.

Jane said...

Wow! That is fabulous and you look wonderful in it. And very glamorous, too.

opportunityknits said...

It is definitely fabulous and classic. Looks great :)

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous sweater! You well it so well.

Anonymous said...

WOOOOOW VERY NICE SHOTS OF THAT SWEATER. THAT MUST BE THEEE DRESS TOO.
SWEET YOU LOOK FAB.
GOOD THING YOU HAD ALL THAT TIME TO KNIT WHILE WE CAMPED AND THEN WHILE YOUR LITTLE ONE WAS SICK. IT ALL PAYS OFF.
CATHERINE

Erin said...

Beautiful! Very elegant looking.

earthchick said...

WOW! Love it! YOu did a fabulous job and it looks beautiful on you.

earthchick said...

WOW! Love it! YOu did a fabulous job and it looks beautiful on you.

missmoonbeam said...

I gotta say this. Your sweater looks so awesome on you. And I went to the pattern site and thought it looked pretty crappy on that model. Maybe it was the satisfied glow on your face because you were thinking, "It's finally f&*%#$ing done!"

Monika said...

This looks fantastic and fits you perfectly!

LisaB said...

Bea turned out beautiful and it fits you so well. That icord belt looks tons of fun!

Ooh I just love that wool cotton. I've made a cabled sweater out of it, but I think it would be great for a lighter item as well.

noblinknits said...

That looks gorgeous!

yuvee said...

Gorgeous!! You look fantastic ;)
So those pricey kits are worth it anyway, hmm...

jessie said...

In a month?

You rock.

Laura said...

Very, very nice. It looks gorgeous! I am so envious of your Mad Sweater Knitting Skillz. :)

julia said...

this looks absolutely georgeous!!

Maxmom said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. You are such and incredible knitter! Your workmanship is beautiful!

mle said...

Gorgeous!! You really have some spectacular knits!

TinaMAndersen said...

It looks so beautiful.
I can see why you like Bea so much.

Wool Winder said...

This is beautiful! You are really good at choosing patterns that are very flattering on you. This is a perfect fit.

joujouka said...

Gorgeous!! and it looks beautiful on you.

Elemmaciltur said...

HOLY MOLY! You finished that thing within 4 days??!!!

cindy said...

Great sweater and fit! you are a incredibly fast knitter.

amanda said...

Wow, gorgeous. I love the stitch pattern and am amazed at what a fast knitter you are!

kaycee said...

That is just gorgeous and so flattering on you. The fit is lovely. Great job!

brooklyn tweed said...

wonderful. really. i love that garter sleeve cuff.

congrats and thanks for sharing!

Emma said...

A beautiful cardigan,beautifully knitted. You look gorgeous.
Wear it with justified pride.
Truly fab !

Purly Whites said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous!!

sopranospinner said...

It looks great on you and is a lovely garment! Congratulations!

kris said...

ooh! beautiful! i am trying so hard to resist ordering that kit and you're not making it any easier.

Janette said...

Bea is gorgeous and you look beautiful wearing Bea.

Congratulations on a fabulous knit.

Dipsy said...

This sweater is absolutely amazing and it suits you so perfectly! Fantastic work!

Peg said...

You look terrific in your new sweater! A real winner.

Anonymous said...

You have done an absolutely sterling job with that. Very well done indeed.

Bev x

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous. It looks fabulous on you and I love the color. Now I want one!

Deb said...

Beautiful! I have about 19 or 20 balls of Rowan wool cotton in a rosy-brick colour that has been trying to tell me what it wants to be! I think we have a winner!

Lotta said...

Ooooh, gorgeous! Good job well done!

diana said...

Lovely! It looks wonderful on you. Gotta love miss hargreaves!

Lolly said...

C, it is just beautiful! It is very flattering, and shows off all of your hard work! :)

I was surprised to hear that this is the first knit you have worn out for a long period of time. You have made so many lovely pieces!

Sunflowerfairy said...

Feminine and sophisticated without being stuffy.

I love it.

shelly said...

Well done, that's a gorgeous piece!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,

YOur favourite Aunts are together in BC, checking out what you are up to. The sweater is gorgeous! And you look wonderful in it!

Love,

Aunt Joanne and Aunt Debbie

brooke said...

Beautiful job. It's very elegant-with amazing attention to detail.

Debbie said...

Lovely! Absolutely lovely. You should be one of Kim Hargreaves models.

Amelia said...

Better late than never... I swatched for Bea last night so have just done a search to see if there were any amends that I needed to be aware of... You've done a stunning job of Bea, I am even more glad that I bought that kit having seen how beautifully yours turned out!