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Friday, May 7, 2004

New Threads FRIDAY!


Coppertone (AKA WavyBulb)
Pattern: Vogue Knitting Fall 2002
Designer: Shirley Paden (extreme mods by BBurns)
Yarn: Filatura di Crosa 501
Color: Magenta
Gauge: 22sts/30rows over 4″
Needles: #6

…all photos & graphics

51 responses to “Friday, May 7, 2004”

  1. Karen says:

    Wow, that looks really great!! Love the zipper and the wide rbbing!!

  2. Carrie says:

    It’s gorgeous!

  3. carolyn says:

    BM – WOW! is that a gasp of delight you’re covering up there? it’s beautiful!!!! and will be lovely on mother’s day :)

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    THANK YOU!!! I am thrilled this is FINISHED!

    What looks like ribbing on the bottom is actually columns of slip-stitch that then continues up into the body…


  5. Leslie says:

    Wow! Well worth the anticipated wait. What a beauty.

  6. Deborah says:

    WOWZA!!! Wavy Bulb is GORGEOUS! I thought the sweater version was nice, but now that I’ve seen your cardie version… I am green with envy. F

  7. Beate says:

    Congratulations, Bonne Marie, beautiful!

  8. claudia says:

    Now that is a beautiful sweater. A *vast* improvement in design over the original. Love the 2-way zipper, love the collar….love it.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    WOW, Bonne Marie! Did you have this finished last night and not bring it out? I wish I’d seen it in person! It looks gorgeous!

  10. rachel says:

    You’ve out done yourself!

  11. Pamela in Dallas says:


  12. kerrie says:

    Wow! That is just perfect..

  13. maggi says:

    GORGEOUS, Bonne Marie! Wow. Thanks for sharing the process with is. Enjoy the finished product!

  14. Beth S. says:

    Judging from the photo, I’d say that the agony was worth it. ;-) Lovely job! Great color! Great fit!

  15. Teresa says:

    Add my “W*O*W!” to the list of ” WOW!s”

  16. Debbi says:

    Never having seen the sweater in the mag to know what it was supposed to look like, I couldn’t visualize it from the work in progress pics. It’s wonderful! :)

  17. Mary says:

    It’s so lovely — congratulations! Your perseverance paid off in wavy bulbs, er, spades.

  18. Tricia says:

    OH WOW – It’s beautiful! I hope you get a few cold days so you can enjoy it – otherwise, just crank up the ol’ A/C. It’s a shame to let it languish waiting for colder days next Fall! Job well done!!

  19. Maud says:

    Gorgeous! Superfantastic!

  20. Becky says:

    WOW! Bee-yoo-ti-ful!

  21. Knittykim says:

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Congrats

  22. Judy says:

    The sweater is great…and your photography is simply smashing…enhances the sweater, if that’s possible.

  23. deb says:

    WOWZA!! Fabulous. The color is awesome.

  24. miriam says:

    Absolutely FABU!!

  25. Amy says:

    Magnifica, chica! Worth the wait.

  26. Silvia says:

    Yummy and a perfect color for spring! Love the mods.

  27. Linda says:

    Lovely as always. Very pretty for the cooler spring days!

  28. Caryn says:

    WOW! Is it as good for you as it is for us? :) Thanks for sharing the process with us… I appriciate it’s beauty so much more knowing the time and brain power you put into it!

  29. Michelle says:

    Tres magnifique!! Please bring to the next KIP!! It is SO lovely!!

  30. Michelle says:

    The Wavy bulb turned out beautifully and you must be so thrilled to have it done! I can’t wait to see what takes its place on the WIP front. Hooray for you!

  31. Emma says:

    Fab,fab,fab !
    I can only agree with all the pther posts.
    You have created something beautiful,that looks stunning on you,and I am deeply impressed.

  32. Sandee says:

    Oooooo…LOVE the color…hot hot hot!

  33. miranda says:

    yaaaaaaaaaayyyyy it’s DONE! :D

  34. Sue M says:

    OMG, it is beautiful! I have been lurking for a while but this amazing FO has prompted me to come out of hiding. Love the mods, love the colour, love everything! You are a knit goddess!

  35. Marg says:

    Oh, WOW! Worth all the B,S&T (Blood, Sweat & Tears)…fabulous!

  36. melissa says:

    Wow. That’s all I can say – wow. What a beautiful sweater!

  37. Pubah says:

    Now THAT’s what you call “shock and awe”! All that noodling over the re-design was certainly worth the effort. I love Shirley Paden, but I’m not sure you can even call this a Shirley Paden design, heavily modified anymore. The main pattern stitch is almost the only thing left.

    All the attention to design and detail hurdles have paid off in the extreme. Kudos!

  38. Mary Beth says:

    JEEZ – it’s amazing. Bulbs? I think of the flower – tulips, when I see it. Thanks for the inspiration – wear in good health.

  39. Cruz says:

    Bonne Marie,

    That is the most beautiful sweater that I have ever seen: color, design, flawless execution!! I hope that you enjoy it in good health.

  40. Julie M. says:

    It’s beautiful. All the painstaking work you put into it really paid off–a lesson in persistence for us all! I’m sure you’ll get oodles of compliments whenever you wear it.

  41. Eva Shiu says:

    Great aran cardigan ! It looks better than in the magazine. I want to make one for myself.

  42. Katie says:

    I’ve been following you and your work for a while now but haven’t ever posted but felt I had to let you know how fabulous this is. Congratulations. You’re a huge inspiration to me.

  43. Marie says:

    Congratulations. Your cardi version of Coppertone is a masterpiece. Bravo!

  44. Chelsea says:

    Beautiful sweater, great photo, and inspiring process! Thank you for the inspirations!

  45. Stacy says:


  46. Teresa C says:

    Finally making the blog rounds and OMGoodness! It is gorgeous! Hmmmm…….digging out my old VKs and searching my stash!

  47. Christine says:

    einen sch

  48. Alysia says:

    WOW. Just gorgeous. LOL – *extreme mods.* Wow! It’s beautiful – congratulations!

  49. Leigh says:

    Bonne Marie–wavy bulb is bloomin’ wonderful! and I love that magenta!

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