Sweet Stitching

034 050Lightning bolts and hearts…two of Levi’s favorite things to draw these days. He draws hearts on just about everything and there is not a paper plane in sight that doesn’t have a lightning bolt on it. Going with these two favorite design elements of his, I decided to repurpose a couple of sweaters I had been keeping for him with these special motifs on them.  Of course I couldn’t get many good shots of him wearing them, but he does look quite adorable in them all and he’s very pleased with their outcome. 060The tan sweater was purchased from the thrift store with the intention of using it for coffee cuffs, but then once it was felted, it turned out to be the perfect size for Levi.  The heart patch is covering a hole in the fabric, so it worked out nicely that it was on that side of the sweater. The brown  vest was once a sweater of mine until my darling husband washed it. (This was a long time ago…we’ve gotten better at separating the woolies from the regular laundry.) I cut off the sleeves and used them on one of my first batches of cuffs and then decided to keep the body of the sweater for some other project. It’s a little bit long on Levi, but he doesn’t mind…plus that just means he’ll get to wear it longer.052059This sweet little gray cardigan was also a thrift store find, but I never cut it up because I thought it just needed a second chance. Levi designed this one himself and I did the sewing.  He chose the color of the pockets and the yellow stitching and while he did choose some big, gaudy purple buttons to go on it, I ended up persuading him in another direction.  It’s the perfect “explorer” sweater with thick, wide pockets to fill up with whatever he happens to be collecting. 065And here we have hat number 6.  Yes folks, that’s 6 hats I have crocheted for myself in the past year that have not ended up fitting me. No matter what I do, I can not find or follow a hat pattern to fit my darn head.  So, I made the edging a wee bit snugger on this one and plopped it on Levi’s head.  It fit perfectly and now he has another handmade hat and I’m left out in the cold.  Haha. 077I used some scrap blue wool yarn for the top and a skein of Noro for the bottom.  The pattern came from the book, Crochet Noro: 30 Dazzling Designs which has some lovely patterns in it.  In the end, I am happy with the hat, even if it doesn’t fit me, because it sure looks cute on my little guy!

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

  One thought on “Sweet Stitching

  1. February 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    He’s such a sweetheart and he looks adorable in all your handmade goodness!

  2. February 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I must venture beyond scarves and flowers….. 🙂

  3. ellie
    March 5, 2013 at 4:53 am

    I love this hat!!

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