I recently unearthed from the attic a bag of old wool sweaters and other wintery items from my days in Chicago. Some pieces went directly in the donation bin, but a few sweaters made their way back into my closet or onto the studio table for a re-examination. This white sweater still fit for the most part, but I never did like the long, narrow cowl on it, so I chopped it off and gave the neckline a crochet trim using chocolate brown wool. It didn’t seem fair to leave out the sleeves or the bottom, so they got reworked too. The sleeves were always too long on me, so I just cuffed them over and crocheted them to the arms and then decorated the bottom with a simple scallop edging. I didn’t really follow a tutorial for the edging, just sort of modified a basic scallop design. It curls out just a little more than I would like, but it still looks flattering enough.
And I couldn’t just toss away that old cowl…of course not! Folded in half, it turned into the perfect size neck warmer for Levi. Trimmed in single crochet in a few fun colors, it came out quite nicely. Now the trick was…would he wear it? Jackpot!! Not only did he ask to put it on, but he gave it the two thumbs up AND said it was pretty and warm. Now that’s what I call success.
I’ve been working on so many different projects lately, but this was the first that actually got finished. I could make several posts on all that I have “in the works”, but I find it more satisfying to blog about a completed project. Although, that being said, I might only make one blog post a month if I followed that idea, so I will probably show off what’s in progress sooner than later.
What about you? I’d love to hear about or see what you have been working on…keeps the inspiration flowing!