Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New FO

Instead of working on all the half-finished stuff that I have lying around, I obviously had to start something brand new on Sunday afternoon. I finished it Monday evening, and I'm really happy with it. I realize that it's a mostly ornamental accessory, but I am in love with it nonetheless.

Please excuse the bizarre pose...I figure it's better to be ridiculous intentionally than unintentionally. :)


Pattern : $6
Buttons: 3 @ $2 each
Yarn: 100% wool from a $4 thrifted XXL J. Crew sweater. I still have a ton left over!
TOTAL COST: $16
Not bad, considering Urban Outfitters would probably charge upwards of $50 for something like this...

Now I need to find something else to do with all the unraveled wool I have left. I was extremely proud of myself for mastering 'un-knitting' an entire sweater. The yarn is a bit fuzzy, but I think it adds charm. You just can't beat the mountains of yarn that came out of that sweater for that price.

There's another Trash to Treasure (Penn State's student thrift store, and where I got the original sweater) coming up in 2 weeks, and I can't wait. I'm hoping to stock up on some more sweaters to mutilate. Mu hahahaha....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boo,
Priceless picture. Thanks for the new website. How do you have time to study with the ongoing stream of marvelous creations that keep appearing in your blog? Wear the pirate... be the pirate... I dare ya!

naelany said...

Heh, you look like you're having a great laugh at something ^_^. Anyway, love the little capelet, who cares if it's ornamental, we're women! Half the stuff we own/wear is ornamental ^_~

naelany said...

did you find any more sweaters to mutilate? ^_~