Tuesday, April 17, 2012

my Spring cardigan





The Garter Yoke Cardi, finished.  Perfect for throwing over a t-shirt on our cold Spring mornings.  I'm happy with it, it fits well and is very comfortable--I lengthened the sleeves and made a few other modifications which are noted on my Ravelry page.
I have several unfinished projects on needles, which should be enough to keep me busy over the spring/summer when there's not so much time to knit.  I've been working on a Baktus, slowly; there's a vest, a v-neck sweater, and a dishcloth also waiting...please, don't let me start anything new!
Do you find knitting projects easier to start than finish?



32 comments:

  1. Love the photos!
    I, too, get more than one project going at a time! I need more hands to knit with! ;)

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  2. Oh my yes, I have a baby blanket I've been slowly working on for months (in-between the building of a new house and then moving int), and I'm dying to start something else!

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  3. Beautiful! Really makes me wish I could knit! I just can't seem to be able to find crochet patterns that put out a nice sweater like that one!

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  4. I absolutely love it!!! Great job!

    Hugs!
    Cat

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  5. Very pretty and light. I absolutly find that it is way easier to start projects than to finish. I finally finished a poncho inteneded to use up leftover yarns, now I need to finish the double-sided vest I am working on, then the various fancy barbie doll costumes, then the crocheted afghan..........

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  6. Really cute sweater! I had to smile -- the v-neck is in my ravelry favs!

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  7. It's gorgeous! I always want to start something new but sure have a difficult time finishing the projects! Just too many items on Ravelry that I want to try!

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  8. How pretty! The color is right up my ally. Love the style.

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  9. Love the cardi, Deb! It turned out great and I just love the creamy color.
    You will love the v-neck - I've knit that exact same pattern and it is one of my very favorites.
    Oh, and casting on always seems to go a lot faster than the casting off :)

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  10. Yes - always SO much easier to start than finish... guilty of finishing all the pieces and then leaving the piecing together till next season!!

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  11. Quilting projects are the same way! The sweater is beautiful.

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  12. I love the simplicity of your cardigan. I've been wanting something simple for cool Spring and Summer (and Fall) days. That's just perfect! Yes, I start knitting projects and don't finish them. The one that is paying off right now is a darling baby girl sweater and hat set I started for a gift a couple of years ago. Changed direction and gave another gift, set this set aside and now I've pulled it out to finish for our new granddaughter who will arrive in August. Sometimes procrastination pays off!
    ~Adrienne~

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  13. Your cardigan is really nice - love the yoke. You did such a great job on it. I have confidence that you will finish anything you start, as you are a very disciplined and organized person. Can't wait to see your next finish!

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  14. Oops - I fogot.... Your "Project Notes" book is very nice - did you cover it with a linen dish towel? Just curious.

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    1. Sheila, I covered a hardcover notebook with fabric from an old linen tablecloth--I loved the aqua & red combination! ...Deb

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  15. I have "startitis" rather than "Finishitis" but the joy of a completed project is worth it! Beautiful job!

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  16. That is very pretty. I like the garter stitch yoke. You look pretty in it, too.

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  17. Wow - that turned out nicely!! Ohhhh - I really like your in-progress projects too. So please finish them so we can see them too (she said preachin' to anyone but herself). I have one completed sock of my first pair I ever attempted. I may have to call it a Christmas stocking since there is still only one after ten years!

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  18. So very pretty! Looks great on you, too. I have a hard time making anything (whether sewing or knitting) that looks right on me once I've finished it. Such neat work you do!

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  19. That is so pretty! I must learn to knit again, I think I was child last time I had a go.

    X x

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  20. Love your sweater....you do nice work, Deb :) I can so relate to many projects to finish...but I get on here and find the most beautiful inspiration!

    Amy

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  21. Your sweater is lovely! I always enjoy starting knitting projects and really have to discipline myself not to get too many in process at one time.

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  22. Oh, I've got to get off dishclothes and onto something bigger. They're just so portable!

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  23. hopefully the practice with dishcloths and baby sweaters will pay off - thank you for posting the v-neck sweater pattern... i hope i'll be able to do it... can i come and knock on your door for help if needed:-)?

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    1. That would be wonderful, wouldn't it! We could sit, knit, and have some tea/coffee :) ...Deb

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    2. :-) .... a feeling of kindred souls...your blog's photos really exhibits life ... are you a self-taught photographer?

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  24. Yes I agree it's very easy to start many wonderful things but especially with knitting I fall behind. I am much better finishing my crochet projects. Your cardi is gorgeous!!!

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  25. Hi, just found your blog via all free knitting, you do the most amazing stuff!!! Your cardi is just lovely. Your sewing projects are so pretty; I bought myself a sewing machine last year but I just can't get into it, even sewing in a straight line posses many problems for me. Can't wait to get started on a few of your dish cloth patterns.

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    1. Thanks, Emma--I'm glad you stopped by!...Deb

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  26. Hello.

    What a gorgeous cardigan. Learning to knit is on my bucket list. Any suggestions on how to begin?

    oh btw...Nice to meet you. :)

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  27. That is a lovely cardigan! Yes, I find it very easy to start new knits, and never get round to finishing them!!

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