Hello Dear Friends! Few words for Friday! Today I remembered that I haven’t showed to you my winter coat and soon the winter is turning again to spring!
I have made this crochet coat/jacket some time ago and I use it in winter here in Crete. In Finland this would be great for spring and autumn. But believe it or not, I need here also some times my feature winter coat!
Oops … now I noticed that the sleeves are not turned like they are meant to be. You may see ‘a line’ where the right sleeve is normally turned (about 2″ from edge). Sorry, but I can’t take a new photo now.
The yarn, I have used is very thin for machine knitting, so I have used 3 of them together. There is white, brown and one mixed colour. I didn’t have any pattern, just took some measures from an other jacket. All the pieces are very simple shapes. This is very thick and warm and only for outside use. Sometimes I have been thinking that a linen would be great … but I guess I feel it’s too complicated for me to make it. Then this could be used also even when it’s windy weather.
This day began with beautiful sunshine and blue sky! Shadows were still deep and dark when I was out with the dogs taking these photos. Now it’s turning to very strong wind and from the evening againg rain is expected. It was great to have two days brake from rain! Ah, almost forgot to tell you that two days ago in the morning we had zero 0! degrees!!! The front window of the car was frozen! That was Really Unusual!
This week I am visiting often my new ‘golden’ friend and I meet this gang every day. An other time I will introduce my friend to you. These fellows here have also some kiddies around …
… some one is brave enough to pose but some one preferes to hide!
I wanted to tell you about my blog friend Lori! She is very talented photographer and she makes beautiful things, knitting etc! Do you know what is knitting doll? I dind’t – it’s also called knitting nancy, knitting spool, french knitter …! Find out at Lori’s blog “Lori x 5”! Lori has two give aways open till sunday!
If you haven’t entered my give away yet, you have still time! I have made it till Sunday 22.1.2012!
Other reason I wanted to see you today, is that after a long time I want to join Andrea’s, Linda’s, Beth’s and Annemarie’s great link parties! Please visit them and find lots of friends with their wonderful blogs and crafts they are sharing!
So now it’s time to have a cup of coffee and visit You and then I’m on my way to that sweet girl who is waiting for me!
Thank you so much for all your comments! I have enjoyed reading your lovely messages and I was so happy that you liked to share your favourite colours and cloths!
So the give away is open till Sunday and that means that propably next Tuesday Nero has picked the winner! Good Luck to all of you! Remember to visit Lori, too!
What a gorgeous coat! It looks so warm and cozy to wrap up in. That yarn looks so luxurious. Love the visit to see all those adorable kitties! And your view of the mountains and sea are always very inspiring. Enjoy your weekend!
Thank you Terri! This is in deed warm and often too warm to use here! I see always cats around when I go out but when you meet the same cats more often it’s great to see how they start to recognize. First days these went away but now they follow me with they look and aren’t so affraid. That sea is just amazing! Every day different and today when it started to be very windy, I just loved to see those waves with white foam and the trong blue colour! Good weekend to you, too! x Teje
I REALLY love this winter coat that you crocheted! I’ve been looking for a pattern to do something like this and wondered if you did this coat from a pattern. If so, would you be willing to share the pattern?
Your coat is stunning🙂 Do you have a pattern for it? I’ve never tried crocheting something wearable but this is soooo beautiful! You’re so talented my friend!
Have a beautiful weekend (here it is freezing: 3 celcius d.)
Thank you Angie! Crocheting is a great way to make jackets and cardigans – easy and quick! Also it’s more easy without pattern than knitting. I don’t use patterns, I just look from an older jacket some measurements and I start. Sometimes perhaps I need to frog a little bit and do again to find the right way I want. Try – it’s easy and fun! Wonderful weekend to you! x Teje
I am super impressed with your gorgeous crochet coat, Teje! It looks amazing, and I love the soft mixture of yarns you’ve used too. I also enjoyed seeing the kitty pictures ! Have a lovely weekend.
Great coat and terrific photos. You certainly are a multi-talented gal. Love those kitty guys and the landscapes, too. I have never visited Greece, but it is on my bucket list and by your photos I know it will be a treat. Thanks for sharing– it added a bit a flavor to a rather ho hum day.
Teje, What a beautiful place you are blessed to live in, those mountains, the coast and your lovely home and friends :0) Your jacket looks cozy and warm, I didn’t realize you would have cold days in Greece! Silly me!
Enjoy your weekend.
from Val xx and Bella LL(lick lick)
Lovely crocheted jacket, it looks so warm and cozy. Crocheting is not my big thing, but I remember I had a crocheted sweater in my teens. It was turquoise and I loved it to pieces!🙂 Nowadays I do some granny squares. Beautiful mountains and the sea, and those sweeties. I’ve been to Crete and a few other islands and I always loved the cats around.
Wonderful weekend to you!
Your winter jacket looks fabulous, Teje! I love the effect of using three strands of different colour wool together. You are very brave to make clothes without patterns … not sure I would know where to start.
It is 0 degrees here this morning and snowing … I can’t wait for spring to come!
The coat looks great, very warm. You mentioned a knitting machine, I have never used one, but I bet it is a quick way to knit! Thank you for reminding me that spring is on its way, that cheered me up!!!
Your coat is beautiful! I like the simplicity of its design and the colour – it would pair nicely with so many outfits. You make me want to try to crochet a coat! If only it would turn out as lovely as yours. Thanks for sharing it!
Oh wow, Teje. You do beautiful work. The crochet is gorgeous! And what a lovely place to be working and living! I love both the mountains and the ocean, living in the high plains of the center of Kansas! Ha!
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