18 June 2006

The sweater reincarnated

This post is going to be mostly pictures and few words because it's late and I'm tired.

You may remember this sweater from a while back. The sweather that I loved for many years that finally got too many holes to wear. Well, I have transformed it into this!I felted it, embroidered it with spiderweb designs and added a lining and handles. The handles are just plastic tubing from Home Depot with some orange Lamb's Pride threaded through it. I love bags.
That's armwarmer #2 in the bag. The lining is a fun comic book print. I sewed 2 pockets to the inside and I matched the fabric exactly! I was quite impressed with myself. You can barely see them in the picture. One pocket is the lady and the other is the beach scene.I finished my corset pullover! It just needs a light blocking and then you'll get a modeled pic and all the details. It fits nicely and I'm really happy with it, which is exactly what I needed after the modern bustier disaster. Sorry I never posted a photo of that, by the way. Blogger freaked out on me and then my mom came to visit (so fun!!) and then I figured out how to fix it. Details to come.

In honor of Project Spectrum, here is a beautiful rainbow of flowers. Pioneer Square was all decked out in flowers in honor of the Rose Festival last weekend. Here's an ariel view and a picture of me and my hot, tired pup.
I love Portland. I also love knitting again, now that I am reminded that I can do something right!

I hope your week is off to a great start, fabulous blog readers.


AmyArtisan said...

The second life for your well loved sweater is awesome - what a fun way to revitalize it! Love the tubing/yarn handles & the well matching lining/pockets.

Glad to see that you averted disaster on the corset pullover.

The flower pics are great - what lovely colors!

Bonnie said...

Awww, what a cutie! Dogs and knitting.

I love Portland too! There is always something to do.

msfortuknit said...

Nice work and I love your puppy! I had one named axel that was a red nose quite some time ago.

michelleknits said...

Me too! Portland is really inspiring I think. I can't wait! (I'm moving there at the end of the month!)