Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheeky As You Please


I finally got the extra push to complete this sweater that I have been working on for over a year.  (Thanks to Liz and her Project CPR).  Despite taking so long to knit, this was actually a fairly simple knit.  The only modifications I made to this sweater were to do a rib knit around the neckline instead of the crochet border (my crochet skills are just so-so) and to add about twenty additional rows to the bodice of the sweater to prevent it from looking like a crop top.


I have to laugh when I read the description of the sweater:  Want to feel all luxurious and silky, but still be warm!  Then knit this pet of a jumper in fine Angora wool.  The bow can be demure or cheeky as you please.  Well I am going to go with cheeky ;)


With the delicate lace pattern (which I love!) this sweater absolutely calls for something underneath.  I happen to have a tank top in almost the exact color of this sweater.  It seems a perfect match, but still allows you to see the details in the lace.


Most of these pictures were taken in the kitchen area of my home.  Sorry that I'm not showing it all off - it's a bit messy since hubby and I spent the morning making borscht in preparation for hosting Christmas this year.


Live in this moment and love life!
Annabelle

26 comments:

  1. Your sweater is lovely. Congrats on such a nice finish. How nice that you will be hosting Christmas in your new house. It will be very festive. We were online at the same time although by the time I got to your blog, you had probably already logged off.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am excited to have family over for the holidays. We will be celebrating with our traditional Ukrainian Eve Christmas meal, a meal I look forward to all year long.

      I guess we are both early risers! Mornings are the best time for me:)

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  2. That sweater is lovely!
    I never know exactly how to wear sweaters that require something under them like that. I have tried just wearing a slip (a colored slip even) and people seem to think that I am being a bit revealing, which is weird because modern clothes can show much more than that and people don't say or think anything about it.
    Anyway, I like the way you paired it with the purple top underneath

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    1. I know what you mean Brandy! Isn't it strange how something as conservative as a full slip under a lacy sweater is revealing, but someone else can have their boobs jumping out of their sweater and it's "just the way the sweater is cut." I wanted to wear my Anne Adams slip under this, but since it is flesh colored I decided the purple tank top was better. I think that slips in dark or more vibrant colors would go well with a darker sweater, while a lighter colored sweater would look just fine with a cream or neutral slip underneath, but this just my opinion.

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  3. It's superb!!! That purple is a wonderful color on you and it looks simply dreamy to wear. Is it as soft as it looks?!

    I'm so happy that my project cpr helped you finish. :)

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    1. Thanks Liz! I tend to gravitate towards this color a lot - even though I would never say that purple is a favorite color of mine. Yes, this sweater is super soft, and even light weight. I totally recommend the yarn for any lace projects. Thanks for the extra push to finish this up :)

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  4. LOVE this, love the colors, love the bow, it's just adorable!

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  5. Gorgeous! That lace pattern is lovely. Looks like it will be a very versatile piece as well. :-)

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    1. Thanks Macska! I hope it will be versatile. Right now I can only wear it with skirts because it hits at my natural waist and none of pants go that high - but I'm hoping to sew up some pants to wear it in teh future.

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  6. oooh, that's really pretty. Beautiful work! I've been thinking I need to do a lacework T-type sweater, so I can actually wear it in texas. I love the garland on the stairwell. Is that your new house too?

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    1. Thank you Caroline! Yes, lacework really makes a difference with knitting - this one is so light weight that I can see myself wearing it in warmer weather. Yes, all the pictures were taken in our new house, I love using garland when decorating for Christmas. I wonder if it is because my own mother used it, or if I just happen to like it.

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  7. Oh Annabelle, this is so beautiful!!! I can't believe you made this!! Crochet & knitting is such a foreign art to me! lol

    I love the description - it DOES look silky and warm! The colour is just right on you - you look beautiful!! ^__^

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    1. You are too sweet Amanda! Aren't vintage pattern descriptions hilarious? I haven't seen anything half as interesting on a modern pattern - they are more technical in description now.

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  8. This sweater is adorable on you. I am thrilled that you enjoy the vintage look, as just in vintage automobiles, there is so much more interest in the design.

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    1. Thank Laurie! I agree, vintage clothing (whether sewing or knitting patterns) just holds so many more details.

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  9. Oh, how lovely! :D Congrats on finishing!

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  10. I am adding the nomination for an award...here is a link from my blog to yours: http://fitforaqueen.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/passing-on-an-award/
    I enjoy following your blog and wish you a very successful sewing year of 2013!

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    1. It was very sweet of you to nominate me for this award. I wish you a successful sewing year of 2013 as well!

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  11. Wao, this sweater turned out fantastic!! Congratulations on finishing it, it turned out so so pretty ;)

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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    1. I am so please that you like my sweater. Thanks for stoping by my blog.

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  12. Wow, this sweater looks wonderful! I love the details and you chose a beautiful color.

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! The color is nearly an exact match to a RTW sweater that I have owned for years and was in true need of replacement, so I am so happy to have this sweater now. I did have a wonderful holiday - thank you. I hope you did as well :)

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