Monday, October 04, 2010

Attention K-Mart Shoppers...

Last week I swung through my local K-Mart to pick up a couple of their long sleeved cotton tees. I like them for layering under blazers and sweaters for work, or for snuggling on a cool day, and wanted to get the pick of the new colors in my size range when they first came out.

After picking up 2 different colors, I looked around a little bit more, and then I looked up - and there they were!!!

Cardigan sweaters
! Not just any cardigan sweaters - but PERFECT cardigan sweaters...
Cardigan sweaters like I have been searching for forever...
Well - not forever - but since around 1989 I think - when I had my last favorite cardigan and wore it to threads.

They had to meet the following criteria:
1. mostly or all cotton
2. no zipper
3. v-neck/tapered.
4. sleeves that fit my large upper arms and over another shirt comfortably
5. sleeves that were not super duper past my fingertips long
7. affordable
8. good basic versatile colors with no major embellishments
9. machine wash/tumble dry

I don't ask for much, do I? I nearly took up knitting just to get my perfect cardigan.

I bought 2 - black and coffee bean.
I may go back... it is not often that I can find perfection!

And now that the weather has turned cool and damp - it is perfect cardigan weather.
They just came out of the dryer - is it wrong to want to wear one to bed? :-)


Michelle said...

Yay! Wear it to bed if you want!

jillquilts said...

That is AWESOME!!! I love it when I find the perfect item of clothing!! Way to go!! You probably should get more! lol

Suzan said...

I may have to pick up a few of these myself! I love cardigans and am wearing an all cotton one over my pajamas right now!

Higgins Design Studio said...

What? No picture of the perfect cardigan... I guess I'll have to go to K-Mart soon and see if they have any left...

swirlc said...

I haven't found a perfect cardigan in years! And our K-Mart closed :-(
Bring your cardigans with you, it's finally cooled off here. Can't wait to see you!!!

Karen said...

I like that! Get one in "Rumba Red!" I never got to KMart, but might just have to... love layering!

Jennifer said...

I am impressed that you only bought two!

orchidlover said...

There's no shame in wanting to wear one to bed. I often wear one of my old hooded cardies to bed. It's stretched very badly out of shape but still warm and very comfy

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Anjeanette said...

Ha! You sound like me. I picked up two cardigans at Old Navy, one black and one brown. My criteria was almost the same as yours except I didn't need pockets. I'm going to have to look at the ones you got too.

Babs said...

LOL - I'm with Jennifer, I can't believe you only bought 2!
I'm also glad to hear that I'm not the only one with a clothing obsession. I've been clinging to two pairs of yoga pants (even though I've never done yoga in my life!!). I got them at a Victoria's Secret clearance warehouse sale in 2001! One pair is getting a hole in them. I'm considering sacrificing and cutting it up to see if I can make a pattern from the holey ones :)
I can't imagine life without them!!!