Wednesday, March 14, 2012
work in progress
i have a confession. i've become completely obsessed with thrift store wool and cashmere sweaters. like, as in i can't walk into a thrift store without coming out with atleast 2 (i won't mention the most i've come out with). the thought of strolling through the sweater aisles, hands automatically picking out every woolen item they come in contact with, just tickles my senses senseless. i'd say about a third of them end up in my own wardrobe, but the other two-thirds.... well they become candidates for felting, longies, little sweaters, toddler-hand-sized animals.... although i must admit, i have many sweaters that have gone into queue- with the pile of in limbo sweaters growing increasingly larger than the pile of crafted projects from the sweaters.
so the other week i dived in and started making some good use out of them. i drafted up patterns for diaper covers to my liking and starting cutting into that gorgeous wool. i have some tweaking to do with the leg gussets, but now i have a few beautiful woolen covers added to my cloth diaper stash. the rest of the beauties are waiting to be finished once the pattern tweaking is complete, and i'll be offering them up for sale in the near future. you know, to fund that above obsession :)
in other news, we're having a streak of the most beautiful, warm weather here in connecticut. we've been soaking up every last minute of that beautiful warm sunshine. i made it. i made it through another winter with sanity still intact. hallelujah!