June 12, 2011

Grandma Would Be Proud...

I finished my cotton yarn granny square cardigan and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Blogger is being temperamental, so the best photo I can share with you is a small format one. As promised, I'm modeling it just for you! (If I can coax Blogger into accepting a larger size image, I'll sure add it for you.)

Remember, I made this using my grandma's sweater, and a photo of my mum wearing one that Grandma made for her years ago. I think my grandma would be proud that her pieces inspired me to make one of my own. She'd probably ask me what took me so long, though!

If you're interested in how I constructed the cardigan, please let me know. Perhaps I can share the instructions in a separate post if enough of you are interested. It really wasn't difficult at all.

So, please tell me what you think about the cardi and if you'd like me to post a pattern on my "tutes" page for you.

Hope y'all have a fabulous, creative and wonderful week, my friends!

32 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Sharon said...

Your sweater is beautiful, Donna! Love the colors.

Createology said...

Your sweater is just perfect on you and the two of you are beautiful. I really like the crocheted edging you did around the body and sleeves. Also the collar treatment is just right. In the winter I would tackle making one of these. That is when I like to crochet. Well done my dear...

Sarah said...

Looks great, Donna. ~ sarah

Lady Farmer said...

You're right, Donna, Blogger has been a stinker. I haven't been able to get on to your blog for ages! (Your's is not the only one ~ some I can look at but not comment ~ others just won't load at all! Today is my lucky day!)
Your sweater is beautiful! Yes, I think your Grandma would be proud!
I would be interested in the tutorial if you think a crocheting newbie could make one. I need real simple directions! :~}
I love the colors you've chosen ~ so soft and light looking.
Blessings!

Mary Ann said...

I love, love, love it!! I especially love the way you finished the sleeves at the wrist. I can imagine you will get plenty of comments when you wear it out. Simply beautiful.

The Farmer's Attic said...

Looks really nice Donna!!! So nice to be able to see it and immediately think of your grandmother!

Would love instructions :)

Lucy

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I really like your sweater. It is so cool looking. I have been reading and it has been hit and miss with getting to leave comments. Hope all is well in Florida, We are preparing for the flood which is more man caused then rain in our area. They are letting the water out of the dams to the north of us. Have a great day I am off to work. Your Missouri Friend.

The French Bear said...

Looks awesome!!! You look just beautiful! It's great to see you creating and smiling.....makes me smile!
Hugs,
Mags
xxx

Carol said...

Hi Donna.
What a wonderful picture of you!! You just look great. Course, maybe you look like that everyday, but I especially like this picture.

I'd like to see a tut for this cardi. I think I could put one together easy enough, but of course I would welcome any tips you found useful while you were putting yours together.

I was at the mall Saturday and crochet is everywhere you look. EVERYWHERE. I think this cardi is perfect, especially in cotton.

Beautifully done!
xx, Carol

Rettabug said...

Hi Donna!

Your "granny squares" sweater turned out beautifully & I know your Grandmother is smiling down on you for creating such a special warm hug!

I'd love to know how you did it. I used to crochet years ago & still have my needles & bags of yarn. I never get rid of stuff like that, as I go through spells of creativity. Yes, please DO a tut for us??

I like the airy-ness of it & I can't stand anything tight up around my neck so it would be perfect for fall & spring up here.

Hugs & thanks for sharing,
Rett

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, it turned out beautifully! I think the way it is constucted of granny squares is genius! Your grandma would be proud! I think a tutorial would be great! Have a nice day! Twyla

Lee said...

Awesome cardigan!

STILO BASICO said...

Ficou um espetaculo seu cardigã, parabéns!!

Claudia said...

Just lovely - and a wonderful tribute to your grandmother.


xo
Claudia

Mandy said...

Well done! Such useful colours too - it is the sort of jacket/cardigan that goes with so many different things. Casual and smart too.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

It's gorgeous! You look gorgeous in it!!! :)
xx, shell

Dani said...

Very nice..and so nicely finished....please like to see how its done...

sudukc said...

Jacket looks great! Congratulations. I would love to have you share info on how to make. Thanks

Sherri said...

Donna, how absolutely beautiful!! You did a superb job!! I would like directions on how to make one.

My e-mail address is: cmcdermitt1 at carolina dot rr dot com.

Just great!!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Donna it turned out just gorgeous and yes I would love to have the pattern. That would be the perfect sweater for me to make for our freezing, cold winters here in the North Country!
Oh be sure to let us know what make of year and the colors as I love the way yours looks!
Thanks a bunch...
Tina xo

Lululiz said...

The cardigan looks terrific, definitely a success.

Deb said...

Your sweater came out great Donna. I just love the colors of it! You definitely done good!!

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Donna,

Just trying to catch up on my reading...and have discovered how incredibly talented you are!
Is there anything you can't do?

Your cardigan is terrific and the wedding dress for your mom-WOW! I loved the picture so much.

Great pic of you modeling your cardi!

Kisses to Kes!

~Tina

Charlene said...

STUNNING!!!!!! Good job & I am sure your Grandmother's looking down from Heaven just busting her buttons proud! You are such a beautiful soul my friend. Your sweetness shines through your smile! I'm so glad you took the photo with YOU in the sweater instead of just the sweater alone!

Also, thanks for the sweet comments about our "maiden voyage". IT WAS HOT!!! And we still have a few "kinks" to work out. I'll have to send you an email or maybe... someday we could actually chat on the phone. I WOULD LOVE THAT! Have a great week! HUGS!
Charlene

Kris said...

Oh, Donna!!! Your sweater is nothing less that fabulous!!! Cute,cute, cute!!! And you look great in it!! Kris

MosaicMagpie said...

The sweater turned out great and it looks so comfortable! Good job and now get busy on that tute!
Deb

NoMimikry said...

Dear Donna,

what a wonderfull sweater. Your Granny would be proud of you. I would be very interested how you constructed the cardigan.

Hugs from Germany
Mimi

Jill said...

Donna,
Your sweater is terrific and you look so good in it! Love that big smile on your face. The colors your chose are so complimentary. There is no doubt that your Grandmother is bursting with pride. A beautiful tribute to her. I would love to see a tutorial on it.

Jill

ImagiMeri said...

Just lovely Donna, just like you! It looks so soft! The colors are so dreamy and compliment you so well....awesome job.

Hugs,
Meri

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Yea ~ you're done! And it was so worth the time ~ It is beautfiul!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Faerie Moon Creations said...

WOW!!! It looks absolutely beautiful! You did a fantastic job, Donna!!! Grandma WOULD be proud!!!

Susanne said...

Hi, I would love to have a pattern and I would also like to know the name on the yarn, as I am going to USA next friday, I would like to look for it. I am going to visit Shell (raspberryrabbit) so maybe you could tell me where to buy it.
best regards Susanne in Denmark
sblomst@hotmail.com

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