Thursday, February 02, 2006

Patience is a Virtue

"Deli" from Rowan Classic Cafe
Yarn: Rowan Cashcotton DK in "quartz"

"Deli" has got to be one of the most tedious designs ever created! And also one of the most beautiful. It's a lovely design by Martin Storey. The lacey edging, the elegant bell-sleeves, so feminine, I love it!

Knitting the long lace edging was pretty boring for me. I was so tempted to cast on for something new, but since it was so close to completion, I had to resist. Overall, the pattern is very simple, very easy to knit, I wish it was a little more fitted but I'm still happy with the results.

Thank goodness it's finished, I was getting so tired of staring at all that purple. Couldn't have done it without my Ott light, otherwise, I might have been screaming "my eyes, my eyes!" :) Nah, it's not that bad.


Blogger Felicia from sweetgeorgia said...

Beautiful!!! Deli is the pattern that made me (it made me do it!) purchase the book in the first place. Congratulations on perservering!

And that Ott light!? Man, I want one!

2/02/2006 6:40 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

Congratulations! I really admire your sense of perseverance. It really paid off. Deli is beautiful, as expected.

What next?

2/02/2006 7:32 PM  
Anonymous blossom said...

the cardi is gorgeous!!! i'm sure the time spent is totally worth it. beautifully done.

2/02/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger loopylulu said...

Wow, I just found your blog today. The drape of the finished product is just beautiful! Even worth those miles of lace edging!

2/02/2006 8:20 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

I also got the book when it first came out because of Deli and Empire. Almost a year later now and I have not done anything from it. I should! Love your Deli! ^_^

2/03/2006 8:18 AM  
Anonymous erin said...

So pretty and romantic, it's worth all the tediousness.

2/03/2006 1:49 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

That is a beautiful sweater and it looks great on you! Great job!

2/07/2006 5:46 PM  

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