31 October 2012

The new cardigan


OK, between the TIAS, the Garden Snowflake, selling a load of 'stuff' on ebay for a neighbour and many other 'things' I've managed to complete the cardigan I showed you here.

I was really grateful for all the suggestions and wanted to go with the ones that Maureen and Susie's made but as I've told myself very firmly that I'm not allowed to buy more thread and as I hadn't either of those in my stash I had to think again.  

In the end I went for using fine sewing threads and making the butterfly which is here.  So I made about a dozen and then chose 8 to sew on to it.

Nick thought it looked great and as it's passed the 'Nick test' I'm happy with it too!!!!  The sleeves are a bit long but then that is cause I've got short arms!!!!  I can turn those up - the sleeves, I mean, not my arms!!

11 comments:

Val said...

Pretty! Pretty!

Bonnie said...

Very Nice

Maureen said...

I like your butterflies! - it's looking good!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You've added the perfect touch!

Ladytats said...

it looks very good Jane.
as for the sleeves, unless they get in the way of tatting they are just fine as they are. In fact as they are, you can't wash the dishes, so you should be good to go.

Margarets designer cards said...

I like your butterflies, you won't be losing it as no one else will have a cardigan like that one.very nice
Margaret

linb54 said...

looks great, I love butterflies too! I've got those short arms too....lol

Orsi said...

Very pretty!

Jane McLellan said...

Lovely.

rsmre said...

Smashing!

God's Kid said...

Fabulous!! :)

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