Monday, February 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I have been gone a long time and have thought about giving up on this blog thing because I will start school again soon and probably dive back in to the hole of internet darkness. But I made some blankets and am sending them to my family and thought I would take a picture for posterity and my own mind and then I thought I could put them on the blog for my own archiving purposes since I have probably lost my 5 readers. Some day I might get back into this blogging thing--when school is over and I have a mental life that is my own.
They are all wool, cashmere, angora and merino and mostly feel really nice. I just cut up the sweaters and serged them all together. I did lay them out before sewing to get a nice balance of color and texture. The last one is really soft merino wool that was a skirt, short sleeve sweater and cardigan that would have just looked so dumpy on anyone but for $4 it makes a gorgeous lap/sofa blanket. On that one I used rainbow thread in the serger to brighten it up a little.
I might have a couple of more posts here soon because I signed up for Regina's Birds of Change swap and have to make those up right quick.