Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Everything but the beak and feet

I am a lucky duck.

fair isle cardie

My grandmother knitted this for me earlier this year for my birthday. I picked a plain 5ply cardigan pattern from this Paton's Bluebell book, chose four contrasting colours from my Bendigo Woollen Mills shade card, and left the patterning up to her.

fair isle cardie back
The photos above are a bit washed out - this one shows the colours more accurately. And with all that going on, my primary button adviser
(Mum) advised me to pick really simple buttons that pretty much blend into the band. It took a bit of searching for a colour that isn't truly blue or green, but I did manage to find some that work.
cardie colours
I think it was a good deal I struck. It's lovely to have someone to knit for you, I've been lucky enough to have a supply of cardies and jumpers all my life.


The Shopping Sherpa said...

Is beautiful!

Rose Red said...

OMG! It's so fantastic! Love the colours and it fits you so well - you are so lucky to have a grandma that knits for you!

Bells said...

Lovely. Just lovely. So glad you finally posted it!

Michelle said...

That is beautiful! You are indeed a lucky duck!

Alwen said...

Wow. I wouldn't swap grandmothers, because I love mine, but that's beautiful.

Georgie said...

Wow, lucky duck indeed! Your grandmother does beutiful work. Its lovely.

Donna Lee said...

It's amazing! I've never had anyone knit for me.(that sounds so pathetic) It's a beautiful labor of love.