This week the thrift store had a 50% off sale. I have been waiting for one of these sales, hoping I could find some wool sweaters to felt and use in sewing. I really hit the jackpot with this trip!
Up until now, I've mostly seen acrylic and cotton sweaters. No good for felting. This time however, I came home with an armload of sweaters.
It gets easier to spot a 100% wool sweater as you search through racks of other stuff. The wool sweaters are always a little fuzzy and thicker. I think often they end up at the thrift store because they have been accidentally slightly felted and don't fit any more. I know I have done this to a few sweaters myself!
Do you remember these Gap sweaters from around 2000? I remember the year because I was in my first year of university and my roommate had one. I love this one and can't wait to make it into something fun. I felt like I had hit the jackpot when I found this sweater. I snatched it up so fast!
This one is good too. It is a Mens size Large I think. I like the colours, but I'm not sure I would let my husband wear a sweater that looks like this.
Before felting the sweaters, I cut them all up. I cut off the sleaves and cut them open. For the really big sweaters I also cut apart the front and back.
Here's what I ended up with:
So, what am I going to do with all these felted sweaters?
Why am I "Knitting a Baby?" well, technically I'm not. I am preparing for a baby in the near(ish) future, and since knitting for a baby is way less stressful, I'll blog about both! I am currently expecting my first child, due in July, 2011. I'm very excited to share the experience with you!
I am 29 and a wife and already a "mama" to lots of pets (4 cats and 2 dogs).