Thursday, March 19, 2015

Boyfriend Sweater

Part of the fun of searching for thrifted sweaters to deconstruct and reclaim the yarn from, is finding terrific sweaters that I want to wear.

This boyfriend sweater was .50 at the church rummage sale. It's nearly 100% lamb's wool. My color, my style and one of my favorite fibers. But it was amazingly scratchy for lamb's wool.

 Into a cool wash, with a little shampoo, it went.

And it bled red dye like cherry Kool-aid.

When it dried it was like a different sweater; soft and pleasant to the touch. Maybe all that extra dye in the fiber changed the texture of the wool. Now it's one of my favorites; light, yet warm. Perfect.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Frosted Rosebuds FO

My Mom's quilt came back from the long-arm quilter's and I finished the binding shortly thereafter.

I like the three-color theme of this quilt. I'm so used to making multi-fabric quilts with dozens of prints, this one has a subtlety about it.

After I put it in the mail, I called Mom to tell her when to expect it.

We agreed to Skype when she opens it. 3,000 miles apart, but we can share the moment.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Quick Quilt

My quilt guild makes community quilts to donate to Children's Protection Services and the hospital. They don't have to be elaborate, just something to cheer the recipient.

I pulled these colors from the fabric pile on the Freebee table at guild and finished it in very little time.

I hope it warms a child's heart.