Saturday, August 11, 2018

Oh, I do love a knitted cardie!

Oh, I do love a knitted cardie.....I do, I really, really do. Come to think of it there are a few pretty, summery cardies just waiting to come out of the wardrobe when Ol' Man Winter disappears to those northern shores. Why, I have read of late that the humble cardie is back in vogue. Not that in my eyes, this article of clothing made famous by Lord Cardigan was ever out of  style. But then, I am not really a gal who follows those fashionistas' faddish edicts, who deem what's in and what's not. I have always followed the beat of a very different fashion drummer  as I pirouette down the catwalk of life, sashaying those well padded hips of mine. I have always had a quirky fashion style, some would say a little eccentric. Who wants to look like everyone else anyway?? Certainly not I!! History tells us that Lord Cardigan invented the cardigan after noticing that the tails of his coat had accidentally burnt off in a fireplace. Well there you go, I will endeavour when next I warm my royal derriere in front of the open fire to be mindful of not singeing my tails, nor indeed my tail! =) 

But enough of Lord Cardigan and what's in and what's not. The purpose of this post is to inform you my purple, cable cardie is finished! Yes the last stitch has been knitted; the fronts, the back, the sleeves and the yoke have all been stitched up and the buttons are popping in and out of the buttonholes. I know.....so, so exciting, well at least it is for me. As you know I will never earn an income from churning out hand knitted woollies. Therefore, when I have finished a knitted woolly there is great cause for celebration. So go boil that kettle, gather yourself a pretty teacup, plump up those comfy cushions and in a celebratory spirit read on, whilst I unveil my purple, cable cardie. Don't worry, it won't be a long post. You will have read this post well before you drink your last sip of that ambrosial cup of liquid gold....I promise. =) I mean really, there can only be a few photos surely, of one 'little' purple, cabled cardie!!








So, so happy my purple, cable cardie is knitted and I can wear it all buttoned up.....yes indeedy I am a buttoned-up cardie kinda gal. =) My favourite cardies and jumpers for that matter, are ones that have a yoke.....preferably cabled. Why, just the other day I found another pattern for a cardie brimming with cables and a lovely yoke. Yep.......it looks like another cable cardie could be on my knitting pins in the not too distant future. But then......perhaps I should knit a woolly for my dear husband. It's been an age since I knitted a jumper for him. Me thinks he has been neglected in the knitted woolly department of late.


But....before I even begin to think about casting on another woolly, I would really like to finish the quilting of my Spring Blossoms quilt. Yes indeedy, the light at the end of my quilting tunnel is beaming ever so brightly. Another week or two and I will be waxing lyrical about my Spring Blossoms pretty. During this last while, though I have been feverishly knitting my cardie, I have also been enjoying some hand quilting as well. The last quilting stitch should be stitched in time for the onset of Spring. SO, SO EXCITED......both because of the anticipation that Spring is not too far away and that another quilt will soon be singing a colourful, Spring song!

Oh, just one more thing before I go.......you didn't finish that cup of tea before you concluded reading my banging on about my little cardie, did you??  You know I told no lie when I said this was going to be a short little chat. =) Thank you for visiting my 'almost Spring' little world. It is always such a delight to 'entertain' you for a little while. ♥

Until the next time..................



Linking up this week to Sum of their Stories.

23 comments:

  1. Hi Kim what a beautiful cardigan ,I love the colour and the pattern,so pretty,well done my friend xx

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  2. Amazing work on your beautiful cardigan, Kim. What a great feeling to wear something that you have created yourself! I look forward to your Spring and seeing pictures of your quilt too. I wish you a happy weekend.

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  3. Your cardigan is just gorgeous with all of those beautiful cables. I can see myself wrapping up in it too. Like you, I have never been a fashion maven - just whatever is comfortable and keeps me at my desired temperature.

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  4. it is such a special feeling to wear something you have created! cardigans can be purchased in a store but will never be as special as something you have created with your own hands!! it is so beautiful, i LOVE the color...and those buttons, wow!!!

    i am not one for fashion trends either, anyway, a cardigan is timeless!! this is a piece you can wear with pride forever!! it's just gorgeous!!!

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  5. A cozy beautiful cardigan !
    Have a nice weekend !
    Hug
    Anna

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  6. Beautiful Kim!! Love LoVe your purple cable cardy. Though I am not a great fan of purple, I think yours is stunning! Love the buttons & love the red scarf at the top as I think red & purple go together wonderfully.

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  7. Beautiful cardy, well done, you have every right to feel proud and to be doing the happy dance!!

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  8. :) Love your artistic photos of one poor little cardie!! Congrats on a finish. I have a hand quilting frame ordered and hope to teach myself how to hand quilt soon. Got any tips to help me out? How did you learn to do hand quilting? Do you know of any book that might be of particular help to me in my learning process? I'm sure looking forward to spring is much on your mind as is fall on mine. The corn fields are all tasseled out and though soybeans and corn still look superbly green, I know it won't be long before they begin their changeover to fall colors. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Your cardi is beautiful Kim. Love the colour and all those lovely cables 😍

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  10. Oh, I love your new purple cardi, Kim! Purple is my favorite color and wearing such a pretty sweater would put a BIG smile on my face! I’m always amazed at your knitting skills. I must confess, my little crocheted Afghan is coming along slowly, so slowly. Veggie gardening and canning, along with volunteer work has kept me way from my handiwork. Enjoy wearing your new cardi and, yes, your next project could be for your dear hubby. Have a wonderful week! Zenda

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  11. Oh. My. Goodness!!! Your purple cardigan is stunning, Kim!!! Your knitting abilities are beyond perfection. It'll warm your heart and soul while wearing it. Plus, it'll bring a smile from everyone, while having the pleasure of seeing you wearing it. It's just lovely, and thank you for sharing your luscious creation. xx

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  12. Oh, Kim! Your cardigan is gorgeous! Just the right colour ..... love the buttons too!
    Like you, I never followed fashion either but made exactly what I liked, because I could! I used to make summer dresses, blouses, waistcoats and beachwear ..... might not have worn them, but I certainly made them! Tee hee! I wore most things I made, only a couple of them really didn’t suit when they were finished.
    Well done you!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  13. I am thoroughly entertained by this post!! I always love your witty commentary and of course your gorgeous handiwork. You MUST post pictures of your lovely cardigan ON yourself for us to get the full picture of it's loveliness :-)

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  14. Wow! Can you hear me applauding? It's GORGEOUS!

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  15. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I love your new sweater (as it's called here in Canada). Always been a fan of cables and purple is one of my most favourite colours too. Well done!!! Loved the story about the singeing of tails as well...made me laugh.

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  16. I had already made myself a nice cup of coffee in anticipation of sitting down and enjoying your post. I had been saving it for a time when I could read it properly without rushing - time to savour! Beautiful cardi and my favourite colour too. You could be inspiring me to get out my pins but finding just the right pattern is always a problem for me. Too late for this winter - I am a slow knotter too - but maybe I shall scout around for something to aim for, for next winter. Autumn is just around the corner here, my favourite time of year. Looking forward to seeing your quilting. xx

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  17. Lovely cardigan, Kim! I love the innovative design and the length.
    The cables are so distinctively beautifuland what a variety.
    It will be a great sweater to wear on your early morning treks.
    Well done, indeed!

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    1. Thank you, lovely Dixie! Yes, another fabulous woolly to wear on my early morning "treks". 'Tis always lovely to have a few to choose from. =)

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  18. Kim, what a gorgeous purple! The pattern and buttons are perfect. It is good to know that Cardis are back in fashion. I have a few put away (I did not make them tho). Enjoy your last days of winter. xo

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  19. Kim - a complex design - so much to gaze on and admire! And the buttons - ooh la la! Well done to you. I am a fellow cardigan lover, although I tend to leave mine unbuttoned … thanks for giving me a lovely read while I sipped my glass of wine!

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    1. Wine works for me as well, Angie. =) Though my cardigan looks complex, it actually wasn't at all. Once I got into the groove it knitted up rather quickly. Thank you for visiting and delighting me with your sweet comments. Hope you are enjoying a fabulous week. Kim Xx

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  20. That looks like it would be lovely and warm, great colour my favourite!

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  21. I certainly don't want to look like everybody else! Ha! I love you for having a unique style; your choices whether of color, fiber or texture strike a chord with me - your soulmate :)
    Your cardi is marvelous - you have made an extraordinary design and I am sure it will bring lots of beautiful moments wearing it. As for me - all those cables bring back soft, loving memories. One of the last cardies my granny knit for me was with cables intertwining all over it! Made people speechless when they saw it! Needless to mention I loved it dearly because it was from her. Sadly, I don't have it anymore...

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