donderdag 3 november 2011

a finished project

The autumn colours in the garden
are fading away all to quickly.

But even on the ground the display is still beautiful
almost magical ...

magical ???

The one Dahlia I had this year, I planted in a pot,
to prevent an early death by slugs and snails.
But probably the spot wasn't sunny enough,
ánd ...
I pinched out the top to make it grow a bit broader.
Thát it didn't like :
it didn't want to grow at all
in the beginning.

But now, finally :
one gorgeous flower
worthwhile waiting for !
( a promess for next year : and no pinching thén ! )

( in fact she's even darker than here on the photo )

Last year on the Handwerkbeurs ( crafts fair )
daughter saw someone in one of the yarn stalls wearing a lovely vest
She complimented the lady and had a good look at it ... 
and started after she found the right sort of yarn.

Well, sometimes things take a bit longer
than you think they will
especially when there's no pattern at all, just that memory
of something beautiful .....
There was a lot of discussion, and making those horrible
( but necessary ) gauge samples,
a lot of doing and on-doing

( like cutting a part of the bottom of the too long sleeves )

But finally today
the whole project was finished  !
Crochet and knitting, and crochet again ...

the front

and the back
( the true colours lie somewhere in between because of the flash light )

A very proud and happy daughter !

9 opmerkingen:

  1. i love the crochet flowers here and the combination of knit and crochet is very pleasing.

  2. your daughter did a great job on that jacket. and love seeing all those beautiful leaves.

  3. That is the most awesome cardigan, I am totally in awe that it was made without a pattern, wow!

  4. My hats off to your daughter. Love the little witch among the ginkgo leaves. That dahlia was worth the wait.I want to try them again next year, if I can get rid of my moles that is!

  5. What a wonderful sweater! The dahlia's not too bad, either!

  6. Congratulations to DD, how beautiful it turned out. I hope she keep the pattern to share! I would really love to knit/crochet one of this!!!

  7. Really a beautiful garment, Els, and I love the tiny witch in the garden! -sus

  8. Clearly you daughter is as talented as you Els. It is amazing to me that she could knit/crochet from memory! I like the picture with the little doll in the ginko leaves

  9. Piękna dalia, uwielbiam je. Kojarzą mi się z babcią, która potrafiła je hodować. Wyrastały piękne.