Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Finished the Crocheted Cardigan


Finished:  I am generally don't really like the look of crocheted clothing, but this pattern persuaded me to give it a try and it was very simple and the pattern was easy to follow.
It is the Fair Isle Style Kids Cardigan from this Etsy shop.

I used itchy wool that I had on hand for my first attempt.  It is a couple of sizes too big for Emmy but I think it will make a good play sweater.  I am planning to start another using some soft fingering weight wool that I bartered with a customer in a pretty pink which should result in a size to fit an infant.

Reading:  The Big-Little World of Doc Pritham by Dorothy Clarke Wilson - a nonfiction read about the life and times of an old Maine doctor.   Our little rural library has held on to many older books such as this one.

Listening:  Anne of Green Gables that I downloaded from Books Should Be Free .   On a morning such as this morning, at -23 degrees, we listened to a couple of chapters while sitting as close to the wood stove as possible.

Joining in with Ginny today.

18 comments:

  1. I truly enjoy reading your blog and am envious of your simple living. Did you give any thoughts to selling your photos? Your outdoor pictures are beautiful.

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  2. I usually don't like crotcheted clothing either but this is adorable! I can see a summer version made from cotton before my inner eye - it would look wonderfully old-fashioned don't you think?

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  3. I cannot, cannot, cannot think of anything I would rather do than listen to Anne of Green Gables sitting by a woodstove with a cup of tea and a biscuit....oh thank you so much for that image, and stay warm!!!

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  4. That's a lovely cardi. I'd love to do it in heather shades - greys and lilacs and soft blues, for an autumn cardi

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  5. I love this cardigan! Beautiful color! Great work!

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  6. Wow - that cardigan looks great. I am not a fan of crocheted clothing myself but that really does look nice.

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  7. such a beautiful sweater!...just love your simply living!
    Corinne

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  8. The sweater looks great - your daughter is lucky that her mother can make her such a great piece of clothing. The wood buttons are so sweet.

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  9. Beautiful crochet cardigan. I have made a few crocheted cardigans for children (one that looked like it had crayons on it) I don't particularly like adult crocheted cardigans but childrens are fine.

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  10. That's a really cute cardigan! Love the buttons too.:-)
    Stay warm and enjoy your evening!

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  11. This sweater...beautiful! Love it and it looks warm. My library also has older books and that is what I love about it....so charming!

    Janet

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  12. I love it...I so wish I could crochet!

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  13. I LOVE it! It is beautiful Tonya!
    :)Lisa

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  14. Like you, I generally don't like crocheted jumpers or cardigans, but this! This is a real beauty.

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