Thursday, February 18, 2010

Charlotte Clayton's Best In Show

The Westminster Dog Show has nothing on Charlotte Clayton. Here is her BEST IN SHOW.

The sweater vest from my previous post is from Classic Elite Yarns Autumn Book 1. The pattern is called Portland Tweed Vest. The yarn used is Classic Elite Portland Tweed. This yarn feels so good. It's 50% virgin wool, 25% alpaca (yum) and 25% viscose. If you get an opportunity to knit a garment with this fiber, you will love it! Here's a pic of the book cover...
and here's a pic of the vest / yarn.
Now on to my 40 count gauze piece from my previous post. The pattern is from Erica Michaels Needleart Designs. The silk gauze is included in her patterns. You just need to mount the gauze in fabric and buy the floss to stitch it. It really was a fun piece. I purchased it from 123Stitch @ www.123stitch.com. Erica Michaels has a web site too @ www.ericamichaels.com
Actually, it was so much fun to stitch and they are so nice to look at, I purchased five more the other day! Yikes... I have: We Are Blessed, To Thee My Heart, Holly Sampler (has cardinals on it), Thanksgiving Bits and Random Threads.

12 comments:

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh WOW! Can't wait to see Charlotte in person... Oh heck! Can't wait to see all of it in person.... Can't wait to see YOU in person! XOXO

JOLENE said...

Cari, I agree, Charlotte is stunning!! Pretty yarn, too!! So many projects are calling my name and now there's more on the way from Nashville, what's a girl to do????

Nicole said...

Charlotte is gorgeous!! I just love this sampler. She definitely wins best in show!! Love the yarn and vest pattern too - it's so pretty!

Margaret said...

Oh your Charlotte is soooo gorgeous! I just love the colors so much! But you already knew that. lol! I love that vest! Can't wait to see you wearing it. And as for the silk gauze -- wow! I guess you really enjoyed it! Good for you! I'm looking forward to seeing more! Maybe I should try the single one I have.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

That Charlotte is gorgeous!!! Really!!! I love that spotted dog - how cute is he!? I am anxious to see your vest and your new furniture and reno pics. Soon, I hope! Have a great weekend, Cari!

Kim said...

I have GOT to get that chart! It's beautiful, Cari!!! One day I'm gonna knit an actual garment! I hope! ;o)

Deb said...

Cari - somehow I must have missed your last post, but I'm absolutely blown away by your stitching on that 40 count gauze. I have so wanted to try that because the pieces come out so pretty! And your Charlotte Clayton - WOW, WOW, WOW, what an absolutely beautiful piece. It is absolutely gorgeous. And last but not least (I'm still drooling over Charlotte), you sweater vest is great too - very pretty yarn.

Loraine said...

So great! Charlotte is amazing. Thanks for the info on your silk Gauze piece. I have a silk gauze piece half finished from "The Heart's Content". It's probably been in my drawer for 10 years. I really should finish it. I love the way yours turned out!
Take Care and many hugs to you!

Siobhan said...

Charlotte is gorgeous, Cari! I just love the motifs that she used on her sampler. Love the yarn, and the new stash!

acereta said...

The birdsare absolutely beautiful... the knitting models are very interesting, too.

Angela Jamison said...

All I can say is that I come from an amazing family, seriously so blessed. I love bragging about my fabulous Auntie's and all their amazing handwork. I would love to be a fly on the wall when the sisters come to visit. You guys are going to have so much fun.

woolwoman said...

I bet you are excited about the sisters coming to visit - what a great time you'll have with show and tell and speaking of - WOW - I do love Charlotte - I've been trying to tell myself for a very long time that I did not like her that well - NOT - I love it and yours is gorgeous. OH OH OH - I love your vest out of the Portland Tweed - one of my not so LYS carries a lot of CEY and all their books - I am doing a KAL out of one of the Curvy Knits spring booklets - but I also have a vest going in the Moorland out of the Jarrod Flood book - So much to do - so little time! I know we'd be even better buds if you lived just a smidge closer to me however I'm sure we'll meet again one day soon. Thanks for your support of my blog Mel