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Comments

Pam

Oooh Vanessa, I adore that colour, and the shape is such a good one. Can feel the buying urge - Ring a Rosie will have to be off limits for the time being. It's a very long time since I made anything for myself and it may just have to be knitted.

P x

lucy @ Attic24

Gorgeous Vanessa :: you and the cardi!
Now if I were ever ever to attempt a knitted garment (and I did used to knit myslff garments when I was a teenager), this would be it. Love the simplicity, the shape, the single button.
And you know, the DB Cashmerino Aran is yarn TO DIE FOR (I have several balls in my stash basket), so soft and luxuriousl, and the colours...oh my. I would of course make myself a multi-coloured striped one.
Maybe one day.......

Martha

I love the sweater. Definitely you should get some wool for another!!!

Jennie

It looks gorgeous!! I love the colourr!

Elise

I love the way that cardigan hangs! Debbie Bliss is one of my favorite designers :) Methinks that book is going to end up on my wish list...

Helen LAmbert

...love the cardi...I also love lime green...maybe my next project(ha ha...I have a huge list) ...I am doing a very fiddly cashmere hand spun scarf from Skye...its a delight to knit with...still at work...this will be my last comment...I need a cuppa and home...although a long journey on the ring road first...look forward to what you get up to tomorrow..H

RI

IT IS WONDERFUL HOW TWO NEEDLES
& BALLS OF YARN CAN BE TRANSFORMED
INTO A VERY DESIRABLE CARDI ...
WE ALL WANT ONE NOW ... !!!
PERFECT SHAPE FOR LAYERS LOVE IT {:>)))

hazeljoy

i can see why you liked it in the green! you look amazing - great colour on you! xx

Amy in Loozyana

Ooh. I love the way the collar looks in the back. A lovely curl. And really dig those spectacles you are wearing!

Lucille

Thank you for your very kind email which my computer has just condescended to show me. It is being horribly temperamental. I've just had a look at your paintings. Great fresh technique and placement. As for the cardigan. It has been ages since I knitted anything, but this might just be the garment to tempt me back to the needles. I look forward to visiting you again.

cathleen

Your sweater turned out beautifully, Vanessa. I wanted to take this time to tell you how much I like your little paintings. You are quite talented and your artwork is fresh and lovely.

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!


  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon