Friday, May 11, 2007

Holy Freaking Cow--Venezia is done at last!

We interrupt this sock challenge to bring you the moment you've all been waiting for.


Ta da!

Closer, but with the colors a little more yellow.



Detail shot: See my seams? Not bad, huh?



Especially considering they used to look like this:



Way back when it was blocking...



The details:
Pattern: Venezia Pullover by Eunny Jang, IK Fall Winter 2006.
Yarn: Jamieson's 2-ply Spindrift in all the lovely recommended colors, all ten of them
Needles: US 2s in various lengths for the fair isle part, US1s for the hems and neckband.
Started December 24, 2006 and finished May 11, 2007
See all the entries that mention the Venezia Pullover.
Mods: I made the bottom a little longer than the pattern called for, though apparently still not long enough for my low-rise jeans. I do also plan to wear it with skirts that come up considerably higher.

Maybe I should have tightened the belt a bit?



This sweater has been so freaking awesome to knit. But, as I've said, the next one will be easier. I'm looking at the Origami Cardi in the latest IK. The yarn will arrive tomorrow, I think, along with some other goodies from Knitpicks. Exciting!

How's your speed knitting coming?

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40 Comments:

At 5/11/2007 10:49 PM , Blogger sherriknits said...

Liz, this is SO beautiful! I just cannot get over how cool it is. It's been fun being part of the journey and can't wait to see what comes next!

 
At 5/11/2007 10:57 PM , Blogger AuntieAnn said...

That is so beautiful! Congratulations on finishing this journeyman piece of work! So awesome, you should be very proud. Myself, I must cast on for my sock ASAP.

 
At 5/11/2007 11:57 PM , Blogger Nell said...

That is just amazing. Absolutely beautiful. You can knit anything now!!

 
At 5/12/2007 3:34 AM , Blogger Guro said...

Wow! That is so pretty! I'd probably go crazy trying to do all the finishing.

Great job!

 
At 5/12/2007 5:42 AM , Blogger Molly said...

WOW! That's fantastic! And the original colors really worked. Fantastic fit, too--it's making me a little nervous about knitting it, as you're a lot thinner than I am and it looks perfectly suited to you; hopefully it works on anyone with a well-defined waist.
Anyway, beautiful work. You should be really proud--and I think this is one of those occasions on which you can reasonably go around showing your knitting off to everyone you know.

 
At 5/12/2007 5:47 AM , Anonymous Maud said...

Wow, beautiful! What a wonderful fit! CongratulationsI have just started the armhole steeks on mine.

 
At 5/12/2007 7:49 AM , Blogger KT said...

That sweater is AMAZING. Way to go! When I first saw that sweater, it seemed to be more work of art than actual possibility, but seeing it on you...it's gorgeous.

 
At 5/12/2007 11:03 AM , Blogger otismurph said...

Wow, it's gorgeous and totally flatters you. Great job!

 
At 5/12/2007 11:38 AM , Blogger g-girl said...

wow, it looks amazing!!!!!! I stopped breathing for a bit because it looks so awesome, liz! You did a terrific job!

 
At 5/12/2007 12:11 PM , Anonymous daniella said...

That is so exquisite-it just boggles the mind. What a beautiful heirloom!

 
At 5/12/2007 2:59 PM , Blogger bradyphrenia said...

wow, it looks amazing and the fit is perfect! what a beautiful sweater. congratulations on finishing!

 
At 5/12/2007 4:45 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

WOW! It is stunning. You did such an amazing job, the seams are perfect, and the fit is great. I know how much work that sweater is. You should be very pleased with your accomplishment.

 
At 5/12/2007 6:08 PM , Anonymous nona said...

Your sweater is a masterpiece -- congratulations!

 
At 5/12/2007 6:34 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I'm speechless, it's so beautiful. I've been waiting and waiting to see the finished piece and it was well worth the wait.

 
At 5/12/2007 6:49 PM , Blogger Heather said...

OMG, that is just stunning!! Good heavens! I hope to make that one myself someday, but in the meantime, I'm gonna drool over yours! Fantastic job, Liz!!

 
At 5/12/2007 8:40 PM , Blogger eusebius said...

Must. Make. This. Sweater. Amazing work, Liz!

 
At 5/13/2007 2:53 AM , Blogger Batty said...

That's simply stunning! So beautiful, amazing, it's so darn impressive, I'm running out of adjectives. And the fit! A masterpiece.

 
At 5/13/2007 5:00 AM , Blogger Pam said...

That looks freakin' awesome!!

 
At 5/13/2007 8:49 AM , Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

Holy cats! That is so pretty! So impressive! So well knit! It fits you beautifully! Congratulations on a gorgeous garment!!!!

 
At 5/13/2007 11:45 AM , Blogger Amy Caroline said...

I just have to tell you that everyone who walked by my computer was impressed. Even my husband stopped and said, "Wow, she really made that? That is aweosme!"
Good job!

 
At 5/13/2007 12:06 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

Wow! This sweater is so unbelievably gorgeous I can hardly breathe. It looks amanzing on you! Never let anyone say you're not patient. I can't wait to tackle this sweater once I get some current projects off the needles.

Congrats again, it is simply stunning.

 
At 5/13/2007 8:13 PM , Anonymous jess said...

it is absolutely, fantastically gorgeous! and fits you perfectly! Congratulations! It is awesome, completely awesome! Go you! :)

 
At 5/13/2007 9:07 PM , Anonymous kelp! said...

Hot damn, it looks amazing! Congrats on finishing it!

 
At 5/13/2007 9:10 PM , Blogger complainr said...

Holy cats, it's incredible! Many congrats to you on your accomplishment!

 
At 5/14/2007 3:44 AM , Blogger Vera H. said...

What a great job, and it looks fantastic on you.

 
At 5/14/2007 4:25 AM , Blogger meegiemoo said...

That is wonderful. Love the colours.

 
At 5/14/2007 7:32 AM , Blogger Stacey said...

wow!!!!!! that is so beautiful!!!!! A sweater on #2's - good for you!

 
At 5/14/2007 8:45 AM , Anonymous Melissa said...

Absolutely stunning! And the colors work so well with your coloration.

 
At 5/14/2007 8:52 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

That is sooo beautiful!!! Great work! :)

 
At 5/14/2007 9:35 AM , Blogger Desiknitter said...

Am so glad to have discovered another historian blog! Came here via the Knitty link. Your sweater is absolutely freakin gorgeous and fits you like a dream. Well done!

 
At 5/14/2007 1:04 PM , Blogger Bear Knits said...

Fantastic FO! Your Venezia is truly a work of art!

 
At 5/14/2007 1:08 PM , Blogger Amelia said...

My internet access has been limited due to finals finishing up and I'm absolutely ashamed that I missed this post the very second it came out. That sweater is GORGEOUS. It actually took my breath away. What a lovely lovely job you did. You should be so very proud. Excellent work!

 
At 5/15/2007 4:47 AM , Blogger A Crafty Lawyer said...

That is just gorgeous! I've been thinking of trying some fair isle knitting, and I think you've inspired me to do it.

 
At 5/15/2007 10:54 AM , Blogger cheryl said...

This turned out SO well! You are a knitting rockstar. The best part is that it looks absolutely stunning on you. I can't wait to make a version for myself. AWESOME!!!

 
At 5/15/2007 11:04 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

I took a little break from writing to see your sweater progress... and it turns out I'm the last one to realize that you finished it. Well, it looks wonderful. I'm utterly impressed. If you can knit that sweater, I think you can do anything. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make next.

 
At 5/15/2007 12:14 PM , Blogger maryannlucy said...

OMG that is just amazing! Amazing! Fabulous! can you tell I am a "little" envious of your skills! WOW!

 
At 5/16/2007 12:38 PM , Anonymous Jet said...

commenting belatedly to say that that Venezia is so freaking awesome. wow!

 
At 5/17/2007 3:42 PM , Anonymous Mouse said...

Beautiful! I've been having the worst time keeping up with blogs for the last few weeks, so it slipped by me completely. I've been wearing my venezia every time it's cold enough.
Also, thanks for the comment about Africa. I'm excited to go!

 
At 6/01/2007 10:23 AM , Blogger mikomiao said...

wow, amazing job! it looks great on you. i don't know when i'll be able to make something like that!

 
At 9/21/2007 10:28 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wow. That sweater is just amazing. I'm in awe of that kind of colorwork. And I love that you wore it to see the Yarn Harlot! :)

 

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