Monday, April 23, 2007

~monday 23 April~

It's another gorgeous day here~warm and windy. The clothes hung out on the line were dry in no time. For morning tea, I had a piece of this delicious coffee cake thanks to a recipe Kelli posted last week. Since I had homegrown blueberries in the freezer I did use them instead of the raspberry jam, and I dusted it with a little confectioner's sugar. This is sooo good~thanks Kelli!
Last week I finished the summer sweater, which is a combination of Tempting and Tempting II (from Knitty.com). The neckband took me four trys before I got it right, partly because of an error in the directions and partly because I wanted the neck opening a little bit smaller than pictured on the model.
Following the pattern resulted in a hugely wide neckband, and a google search brought up some other knitters' solutions.
I came up with my own method in the end and added a vintage button instead of the buckle. I love the sweater and would definitely make it again.
Have a good day!

24 comments:

  1. That sweater is adorable! I would love to learn to knit. I can crochet, but haven't been able to figure out 2 needles.

    I always enjoy your posts. You are so creative.

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  2. It looks gorgeous Deb. Definitely worth all the fiddling with the neck.

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  3. That cake does look good (as does the sweater), but I think you can tell where my mind is right now as I'm off to check out the recipe.

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  4. Beautiful sweater, Deb!!! It looks wonderful on you! I'm so glad you liked the cake...Clarice mentioned using fresh berries too so I'm going to try that next time! Have a great week!
    Kelli

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  5. Wonderful job on the sweater!

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  6. Your sweater is so cute. The recipe looks wonderful. I'll have to try it.

    ~Amelia

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  7. The sweater is adorable!!! I love it!.. wouldn't mind a wedge of the coffee cake either!

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  8. Beautiful sweater!

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  9. Your sweater is fabulous! I can not knit!!! I'm hopeless, my stitches are way too tight.

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  10. Your coffee cake looks yummy and so inviting. The sweater is gorgeous! You are truly gifted. xoxo

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  11. Lovely sweater! ♥

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  12. That sweater is very cute and the cake looks yummy!

    Manuela

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  13. Anonymous7:54 PM

    Beautiful sweater!
    ~Jody

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  14. Love that sweater!! Looks great on and I love the button. That gives it a very unique look. I only learned how to do the basic knitting and never followed up on it. I can crochet however.

    The cake looks good too! Makes my mouth water, as that would taste good right now with a nice cup of coffee!

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  15. Cute sweater...and thank you for making me salivate with that cake!

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  16. Your sweater turned out wonderfully! I love the button you added. Everything looks wonderful. And that coffee cake is really making me hungry.

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  17. We were very lucky to have lived just down the road from a berry farm; we've always kept blueberries in the freezer. They are so very versatile (even yummy as a frozen snack!), and look quite delicious in Kelli's cake! :o)

    Gorgeous sweater -- lovely color! :o)

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  18. What a nice sweater you have made, and the cake look yummy :o)
    Like your blog!

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  19. I love your sweater. Isn't googling the best? What did women do before google? LOL Your dessert for tea looks yummy. How do you stay so perfectly thin? :) Oh yeah....hanging laundry and all that other stuff you're always doing. Have a great day!

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  20. The sweater is gorgeous and really suits your figure. I can knit well but wouldn't dare to try and adapt a pattern - clever thing!
    Sandra

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  21. The sweater looks perfect, nice work! Your cake is drool worthy

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  22. Oh, what a lovely feeling to these pictures. I hope you enjoyed the Cake! Those berries looks delicious! And then you made a beautiful summer sweather :)You always inspire me! Hug :)

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  23. It turned out really nice! I like it!

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