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Thursday, December 8, 2005


In a move that’s certain to put the Daze in my holidays
I’ve actually finished my Christmas Sweater!

Hey, what time DAY is it?

Well, by my trusty calendar, it’s THE EIGHTth of December!!!

(This is the part where I put down the OTHER holiday sweater and stamp my little feet on the floor real fast like the Bleacher Bums do at Wrigley – WOOT!)

I have NO IDEA how this happened; it’s certainly been my MO to go right up against the DAY and usually miss it altogether (or write something lame like, “Hey – RED is good for Valentine’s Day too!” and really, isn’t THAT just the best excuse to squeeze another 6 weeks into slacking on a project! Borrow at will, si vous plait…)

I must say, this was one of the most enjoyable outings with a yarn I’ve had in a long time. Perhaps my love affair with all that Barn Yarn in my near past has prepped me for the rich, soft, luxurious treat this turned out to be. The yarn is 50% Baby Alpaca / 50% Merino – SOFT soft SOFT! Warm warm warm? This is the reason I *vented* the piece with an eyelet lace design – hopefully, this will allow it to breathe, not smother, on use.

All that remains now is for me to go out SHOPPING! for a sweet, sexy camisole to wear under this cardi – hmmm… Company Christmas Party here I come!


Sheila is a Tart
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold *Classic AL*
Color: 006 Garnet
Gauge: 18sts/24rows over 4″
Needles: #7 & #8

37 responses to “Thursday, December 8, 2005”

  1. Barb C says:

    Love everything about that sweater – beautiful! I’m using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed for your Cutaway pattern and really like it.

  2. Melissa says:

    Now that’s one classy sweater. Hooray for finishing ahead of schedule!

  3. Margene says:

    Another fabulous sweater. You’ll be the hit of the party!

  4. terhi says:

    Ooo, it’s really gorgeous! Beautiful work!

  5. Wendy says:

    LOVO the sweater!

  6. gale (she shoots sheep shots) says:

    Love it- the design, the color, just right! I hope to see it as a pattern in your shop sometime soon (hint hint!).

  7. DonnaP says:

    I love it. LOVE. IT.

    Can’t wait for the pattern. Will we see it modeled?

  8. Christy says:

    It is just lovely. The color, the stitches, everything is just perfect.

    Enjoy it!

  9. Winnie says:

    It’s beautiful! Will the pattern be available?

  10. Cathi says:

    Fabulous sweater- hope you’ll give us a present and bring it to your adoring masses. :)

  11. Heather says:

    Oh wow…that is gorgeous! I love the cut and the color is just beautiful. Let’s see pictures of you in it!

  12. Bonne Marie says:

    THANK YOU!!! I hope to get a ravishing portrait snapped at the Company Christmas Party – I think I need a Cosmo in hand, what do you think? ;p

  13. Marji says:

    Love the sweater. Have a blast at the party., and I join the chorus: Will the pattern be avail?

  14. Loren says:

    The sweater is breathtaking. I wish I had one for my office party. Is it a hand knit or a fusion? Will the pattern be availabe anytime soon?

  15. Michelle says:

    Oh wow, Bonne Marie, your Christmas sweater is really beautiful. I agree, the blushing shades of a cosmo will complement it perfectly!! Of course, like everyone else, I am looking forward to the pattern!!

  16. Bonne Marie says:

    Hmmm… Maybe after I’ve had a couple(10) Cosmos I’ll write it up :)

    This one’s completely hand knit –

    Although it has a curve on the bottom like the Cutaway, Sheila is a completely different pattern – Lace! Short Rows! Graphs! Yarn! Oh MY!

  17. Emily says:

    What a beautiful design. Love the button. Is it crocheted or a covered button?

  18. Marg says:

    GojusGojusGojus!! :-)

  19. Cruz says:

    You finished way ahead of time so that you would have time to offer the pattern to all your faithful readers as a Holiday present?!

  20. Melissa G says:

    SCORE! I add my raves to the others. Can’t wait for more pics: the button, the fit (which as always will be exquisite, I’m sure).

  21. Maggi says:

    There you go again ~ Brava! Can’t wait to see the model shot.

  22. Susanne says:

    Wow..that is gorgeous! Love the richness of the colour and the sexy lacey thing goin’ on with the stitches. I join the others in hoping the pattern will be available soon!

  23. drea says:

    I love it all. The color, the pattern, the button. All Beautiful. The second you post the pattern, I’ll be all over it. (hint!)

  24. stephanie says:

    One word: Stunning.

  25. Karen B. says:

    Speechless, other than to say “Well done!”

  26. Teresa says:

    Beautiful – Just Beautiful!

  27. Kim Dravenstott says:

    Yes, I agree with most of of the other people here- just when will that pattern be posted for purchase????? I NEEEEEEEEED one of those!

  28. Emma says:

    It’s gorgeous.
    It’s lucky you’re so nice. Your production of fab knitwear is somewhat scary ! ;-]

  29. Lolly says:

    Hit of the party, indeed! That will lok just fab with a camisole. Lovely work, as always, Bonne.

  30. cleoJ says:

    sweet. very sweet.

  31. carole says:

    sooooo gorgeous! I love it!! I’ll look forward to the pattern.

  32. Ruth says:

    Stunning. Beautiful. Wow.

  33. Debbie says:

    Happy Holidays Bonne Marie!

    The Christmas cardi is beautiful and so festive!

  34. amanda says:

    Gorgeous! You’ll look stunning in it :O)

  35. Rosemary says:

    Gasp! It’s absolutely beautiful! Drool.

  36. eyeleen says:

    Beautiful sweater!

  37. Angela says:

    Gorgeous sweater, Bonne. I really would love that pattern; will you post it soon?

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