Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweater Play

I haven't played much with sweaters lately - I've been working on the braided rug I want to deliver really soon. When I ran out of fabric and needed to buy and prepare more (it got bought today), I took the chance to play with sweaters. I've been cutting the petals for the flower pins above for the past month or so, or maybe longer. I bring them to markets and shows and meetings for slow times or listening times, and I had bags of them just ready to go. Sunday night I sat down and spread them all out and had a blast playing with color.

I also pulled out some of the sweaters I bought at the bag sale at Goodwill a few weeks ago and had some fun.

That pink fabric comes from a soft LLBean lambswool sweater. I also made mittens and wrist warmers and still have a big hunk from the front of the sweater to work with.

These potholders and the longies below are from a great stripey sweater. Wouldn't these look great on a wee one?


  1. those pants are darling!

    God Bless

  2. Thanks, I think they're fun, too! : )

  3. Been lookin' further back on your blog, and again, I LOVE the stripes you chose here! Were these made from sleeves -- they don't taper like typical longies. I LOVE 'em this way!