Sunday, February 05, 2006

before: thrift store sweaters

here are the two sweaters i bought at the thrift store to recycle. first, the plum cardigan with embroidered flowers. i love this picture. i am required to tell you all that trav only posed for this photo under duress. i think it looks good on him. he's kind of got a post-kurt cobain thing going on.

i already ripped this one apart and i'm still swatching and deciding what to make with it. my latest idea is to make a sleeveless shell with this yarn and the pink and white "mutiny" i have in my stash. the weather has been so mild here, i'm already thinking of spring and summer projects.

here's the other sweater i bought last week, the one i want to make into a pillow for a friend. i need to get moving on it, her birthday is coming up soon. i really need some help deciding what to do. should i rip it apart and knit a pillow with the yarn, perhaps the "nubbly" pillow from snb nation? or, should i use the sweater as is and sew it into a pillow? obviously, just sewing it into a pillow would be a lot easier, but it would probably come out a lot nicer if i knitted a new pillow, wouldn't it? this friend loves pink and elvis and retro stuff. i think she might like a nubbly pillow a lot more than a plain stockinette pillow. please advise.

maybe i'll take off one of the sleeves and try swatching with it. then, i can make up my mind better and if i decide to sew the pillow i still can. yes! that's what i'll do.


Blogger michelleknits said...

See my email, Jen. I'm thinking, knit the pillow. If I'm buy a bookstore, I'm going to look it up in snb nation so I know what you're talking about.

Sun Feb 05, 04:51:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Vegan Knitting said...

Poor Travis! He's got guts.

I'm also thinking you should knit the pillow. Not only will it look nicer, but then you'll also be able to say to your friend that you knit the pillow, rather than - I bought a sweater, cut out two pieces, and sewed them together.

Michelle - so, you are thinking of buying a bookstore!?!? That would give you something to do with your new free time! :) j/k

Sun Feb 05, 05:48:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger michelleknits said...

Oh god, how embarassing. One week out of school and look what happens...

Sun Feb 05, 11:27:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger krissy said...

i think he looks so cute in that cardi! i don't know if i'd even frog's nice as it is. but i think you did the right thing by putting that v-neck out of it's misery. (heh) makes a really nice pillow that your friend will love, i'm sure! good job!

Fri Feb 10, 11:13:00 PM GMT-5  

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