as I am...

" We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are" Anais Nin So- here I am again...in front of the red door... really, welcoming you all in, and wanting to show you my Veste Croisse ... It seems that my decision to make this particular sweater with the Rowan Summer Tweed was a good one,at least for me. The pattern is loose, not to be bulky, so the drape that this yarn affords me is perfect. Slouchy, not sloppy... soft and airy for cool spring and summer evenings... a mix of silk and cotton,in a nubby tweed, who's color I have yet to capture exactly...but, then... we don't see things exactly as they are...all the time... sometimes we need to look deeper... the perfect button...a gift... the pattern...a gift...in French...translated by me... the yarn... Particulars: I shortened the sleeves to accommodate my taste (I'd be pushing them up anyway) and I think I may play with the button placement a bit. Otherwise...I am in love...

Comments

Char said…
beautiful work for sure - love the color
Joji said…
It´s absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! I´m so glad you finished it!
kirsten said…
lovely drape.
and the kind of colour that goes with everything.
Journeying Five said…
lovely, it looks great!
Sarah said…
Oh yes - the Summer Tweed is a lovely choice for this - love the quote - beautiful post
YarnSnob said…
You've done it again, a lovely choice of yarn, pattern and button. The drape is fab! Ok...now I must work on mine!
Nora said…
Tres, tres chic. You did a fabulous job - and the first one to finish. We will have to follow your lead, I think...
kim said…
In love as well you should be. It's so beautiful!
Ava said…
It's a beauty!
nicole said…
It looks beautiful on you and I love that shade of summer tweed. I should know—I have the same yarn in my stash.

But my veste croisée (in progress as we speak) will be a wintery one, done in alpaca/wool. Very similar shade of grey though. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours!
Jane said…
What a great sweater for the summer! It's beautiful T!
britt said…
one word...beautiful.
lucky knitter said…
tres joli!

Do you know if these patterns are sold in an English translation?
Very lovely...I really like the texture of the tweed and the color is really pretty. Beautiful drape and a nice touch with only one button.
Awesomeness T...I am sure it will be a favorite.
vanessa said…
beautiful!! perfect for a chily summer day...
peaknits said…
Wow - this is really quietly amazing. Nice job!
It's beautiful!! I love it. I want it!
Knitting perfection! Knit to suit your personal style you will wear it often and with great enjoyment! A triumph in anyone's book :)
raining sheep said…
That is a great pattern...and yes, you are right, it has that perfect slouchy drape. I love that in a garment - it's modern and gives softness. That really turned out beautifully.
the nest said…
that looks so cozy+lofty, and the way it drapes has grace too! i think the button and sleeve length are perfect personal touches. a beautiful project!
lucy said…
I certainly can see why you're in love...it is a perfect combination of chic, colour and texture!
Anonymous said…
It is lovely. Beautiful work, as usual. Do you happen to know if the pattern is available in English? I would love to make one, but my french is too rusty to translate!
Gigi said…
Gorgeous -- love it!
amanda said…
Pure drapey gorgeousness!
sam lamb said…
it is perfect. great job and the wool choice is ideal.
L'Atelier said…
very beautiful! love the quote too
i love the cardigan its simply perfect
Brittany Noel said…
That quote is so very true and something I think about often. And that cardigan... must be a dream to wear. Wonderful job, T.
Lin said…
Its lovely T, the button is gorgeous.
ulli said…
it looks so cozy and comfy - just lovely
Andrea said…
Beautiful! I've yet to knit a drapy garment like this one, they scare me for some reason :-)

Inspiring.
tiennie said…
This is very lovely!
Alison Boon said…
Really struck by the quote at the start. Quite profound for me right now, thank you. Your knitting as always looks so artistic.
TLCknits said…
T - this is GORGEOUS!!! I can't beleive you translated too.. AWESOMENESS!
Frogdancer said…
Oh my. This looks fantastic. I wish I knew how to read French...
marecolt said…
Love,love,love this sweater. It is exactly the type of thing I like to wear - sort of Eileen Fisher-ish. I don't suppose you'd like to share your translation of the pattern? :)
marecolt said…
Love, love, love the sweater!! I don't suppose you'd be willing to share your translation? This is exactly the type of thing I like to wear. Or suggest a commercial pattern that's similar? TIA.......Mary

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