Okay, I knew that the self timer was there. But, I was never inspired to try it out. Until today. Thanks Project Photo365!
Have you ever wanted something so simple and cannot figure out why you cannot find it? I have been on the hunt for a black cardi for a year now. Granted, I have been looking at the thrift stores (I don’t want to pay full price!) but still, a black cardi isn’t really a tall order. Oh, and I also have a self imposed sweater rule. Natural materials only. Wool, cashmere, cotton and silk are what I look for. No poly or rayon, etc.
So tonight, I was going through my wool, looking for something to play with. When I found it. A black Gap v-neck pull over. I got to thinking, could I turn this into what I want? I grabbed the scissors and got to cutting.
|Before the great cut.|
I cut the sweater straight down the middle. Notice in the above photo, there is also a bottom cuff. I am pretty sure that this was a men’s sweater, especially considering that it was still to big for me, even after I washed it in hot water (it’s 100% lambswool). I cut off the cuff, which I love the after effect from this! But, I didn’t love the front cut. It just looked imperfect and a bit crooked. So, I thought that I could cover it up.
|“Furry yarn” chain|
I have a skein of this fantastic fuzzy yarn that I have the hardest time crocheting with. I cannot ever get done with a second row. I single chained a couple of lengths and hand sewed these onto the front of the sweater. For the neckline, I sewed on a thicker double row length (yes, from a project that I didn’t finish).
I love how this turned out! I have worn it all day at work and it is hardly scratchy and very warm and cozy.
|Hooray for felted wool cardis!|
|Here is me, not lining myself up to the camera. Too funny, I thought that I had it nailed! Oh, well. This sure showcases what a dork I can be sometimes 😉|
Ooh, as I am writing this, we just had a little earthquake. Yay! I’m gonna run now and see how big it was.