Wednesday, February 29, 2012

An Easy Crochet Cardigan

Good morning all.  The predicted snowstorm has hit. The weatherman was right on with this one.  We have been getting a steady onslaught of the white stuff and it continues to fall as we speak. 

Here is a couple photos from yesterday morning..



And now this morning…I have to say my Potting Bench is holding up well in all types of weather!


If you want to see the post the building of our potting bench click on the photo above.

Now that the weather report is done I shall move on to what I really wanted to share today. 

Not long ago I had happened on to this blog post The Green Dragonfly and read about this sweater she had made, I followed the links to this pattern Chevron Lace Cardigan

It sounded like a fun project to work on in the evenings.  I have enough scarves and I really wanted to branch out.  It has been at least 20 years since I crocheted a sweater. 

Here is how mine turned out…I took lots of photos but I am not adept at self photography without my tripod and a remote so forgive the less than stellar results.
Here is a shot with the flash…I tried to do some without but of course they have a bit more blur.


Ignore the fact I had not put on make up yet, my laziness outshines my vanity at this point in life.


Now without the flash



My intention in making this was to wear with a sleeveless linen dress I am sewing for myself, and though I am working with some dumbbells to improve the muscles in my upper arms my batwings are still unsightly.  I figured this sweater would disguise the batwings without being too warm.



I fell in love, love, love with this yarn and I will definitely be getting more to do other projects and quite likely another sweater like this one in another color.

I bought this bamboo cotton blend yarn here..Deramores and the service was excellent.  I received my order very swiftly and the shipping was free.  Sign up for their newsletter and you get a 5% discount off your order.

Today I am going to sew some more.  I borrowed a quilt from my mom that my grandmother had made for my dad and I wish to copy the pattern. It is a vintage butterfly pattern and I love the primitive quality of it.  She made her quilts from their shirts and other clothing once they were no longer fit to be apparel. 

And many times those shirts were made from feed sacks.  Oh how I wish the feed suppliers would go back to fun cotton fabrics to package their feed in.  It would be so much nicer to recycle the feed bags into quilts and clothing rather than tossing the plastic ones into landfills like we do now.  

Enjoy your day wherever you may be. 

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  1. LOVE the potting bench / shelf! oh and the cardigan!

  2. We had snow forecast on tonight’s weather report for the coming days. Your garden looks pretty under it's snow blanket.

    Your cardigan is lovely good job.

  3. Really cute! Someday maybe I will learn to crochet. I never had a need before because two of my sisters do and we would trade out work...but it would be fun to know how.

  4. We wanted SNOW but I guess we just weren't high enough. Thanks for the snow photos. I enjoyed them.
    The sweater is beautiful. It looks very nice on you. Love the color.

  5. Beautiful! Makes me want to learn to crochet!

  6. What a pretty little cardigan - makes me wish to take up my crochet hook!
    Your blog is so pretty - I'm going to take a good look around - here via A Southerner's Notebook.

  7. Your cardigan is beautiful and is a very becoming fit! You should have one in every color!

  8. Such a pretty cardigan, I love the colour! I do want one in every colour!!!

  9. Very nice.......Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..have a wonderful week:)

  10. It turned out really pretty! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style!

  11. thanks for the link to the pattern:) think i'm going to try make one too :)


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