Monday, 2 May 2011

Cardi for me.


Hello all, hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.

I was going to dedicate this week to finishing my bunting, but have had to put this on hold as the LYS has run out of the green cotton.
I know I should have used the opportunity of having no projects on the go and caught up with other jobs, such as, finish painting the garden bench, digging the front garden, clean out the playhouse, re pot the tomato plants, clean the whole house, blah blah blah ........ but I had spotted a cute pattern in one of my Japanese crochet books, I definitely needed a new cardi more than the tomato's needed a bigger pot.
So whilst at knit and natter on Thursday I purchased 2 balls of King Cole Bamboo, in what I would call a mustard colour, I was a bit unsure of the colour at first but had seen something similar in a shop in town, so I went with it and I'm so glad I did as I love it now it's done.



I really wanted to wear this today, so with half an hour to go before we went out I sat in the garden and tidied up all the ends, and sewed the button on whilst the kids were putting on their shoes and I'm pleased to say I made it in time and got to wear my new cardi, yippee !!

I've mentioned in previous posts about my love and addiction to home magazines, such as Country living, Ideal home.....and how I'm supposed to be cutting down , I had been managing quite well, and when ever I felt myself being drawn to them in the supermarket, I thought about what I could be buying in the wool shop instead with the money saved. Today though I will admit to buying the latest issue of Ideal Home, as it had a feature on log cabins and summer houses, so you can see I really needed it to help with the planning of my log cabin, which is still not here as we (Scott) haven't managed to finish clearing the space in the garden yet. Whilst flicking through and looking at all the lovely pictures, I found this .......



..... a crocheted garden chair, I love it and want it. Unfortunately its beyond my price range ( £200, HomeSense ) and my crocheting capabilities, so I will keep telling myself that its probably really uncomfortable, yeah right !.

Speak soon xx

19 comments:

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Heh, I know what you mean about magazine addiction, I buy and subscribe to sooo many, home ones, craft ones, fashion ones...although I must admit that I have 3 unread ones sitting by my bed, probably because I'm getting my interiors craft and fashion fixes from blogging at the moment instead.

That chair is amazing, I can see why it's on the lust list. You'll just have to console yourself with the fact that I'm jealous you can make such a lovely cardi - it's gorgeous. Clearly I need to step up my crochet practise, another thing that's suffering...

susie said...

Wow Jacey, very very beautiful cardi !!
Nice pattern and lovely color !

O yes girl, this crocheted chair is really really very UNCOMFORTABLE !!
So DON'T think about it anymore !!

greetings ..

vikki said...

I am curious about the bamboo yarn, Does it wear well? and How does it work up?

Aisyah Helga said...

So cute! Love your buttons necklace, too! And that chair is to die for although I know it'll be in tatters as soon as it's in my house!! We can always dream..

**Anne** said...

Your cardi is beautiful, I'm just a little bit envious. :) I don't know that I'd go with the chair though, you'd need an awful lot of stiffening to keep it rigid! :)

Anne xx

Kristen said...

Beautiful cardigan! I love that color. It looks great on you, well done!

Yes, that chair would be so uncomfortable. You'd get up with waffle marks on your legs. Just helping out.

lovestitch said...

Oh wow! Love your cardi, it's gorgeous!!! Love the crocheted chair too, it's adorable! :) Such an amazing work!

Fernanda said...

I really like your new cardi! About the chair... wow sometimes it's difficult to believe that some people have this talent. I wish I could make something like that.

VintageVicki said...

Love the cardi - tis gorgeous :)

I am trying hard to give up buying too many magazines - ok this time of year but when its christmas my consumption will rocket again AND I'm a sucker for a lovely free gift!

Penelope said...

Hi Jacey, what a pretty cardi, I love mustard, such an underated colour xox I too am always drawn to being tempted to buy magazines. I simply HAVE to have country living so I buy my years subscription with tesco's clubcard points which = only £15 per year for 12 mags ! bargain xox

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

I love your cardi, and I think it looks fab :o)

That chair is definately not beyond your capabilities...just take it one motif at a time :o)

Have a great week Jacey. xx

Ramya said...

Hi Jacey,

Fabulous cardi! As a self confessed japanese crochet book addict, I can see why you chose this pattern. Is there any chance you could tell me which book you got the pattern from please? A picture of the cover or better still the isbn on the book would do,pretty please?

My email is rramanan4@gmail.com.

Would be grateful if you could tell me

Thank you
Ramya

Juliab said...

Love the cardi and the chair. I have been thinking of buying some King Cole Bamboo to make a blanket - what was it like to work with? Is it nice and soft or a bit stiff once worked up? Only just discovered your blog - love it! x

TK said...

I really really like your cute cardi - looks a treat!! That crochet chair would be totally uncomfortable I'm sure!!!! TK xx

Isobel said...

Hi Jacey!
I just found your blog and I am in love with it. I am going all "ohhh" and "ahhh" over your crochet creations.
Gotta follow you! ;)
xx

Ashley said...

Such a beautiful cardigan...! I'd happily pay money for something like that in a shop. It's gorgeous....! What are the jpanese crochet books that you talk about?
Ashley x

Recriando said...

So beautiful and cute!
I love your art.

catherine said...

Your cardigan is beautiful.

andamento said...

Fab cardi.