Friday, May 3, 2013

Day 3: Wool (May Creativity Challenge)

Baa Baa black sheep, have you any wool?  :)

It took me most of the day to remember that I had this wool sweater.

I purchased it at a yard sale last year and was excited to wear it.  Then I saw the holes.  

I had a few ideas to patch the holes.  I originally thought some fabric flower accents might look pretty.

Then I kept finding more holes.  I realized there was no way I could repair that.  With today being a wool challenge, I finally did the unthinkable.  I cut up the beautiful sweater.  <sniff>

I cut the ruffles off the sleeves.  I think if I gather them, they could be pretty flower accents on something.

With the body of the sweater, I stared cutting out these little shapes.  I need to spend time on them to improve them a bit, but when you gather it, it's cute.  

The ruffle went the whole way around the sweater.  I cut it off, leaving about 1/2" to 1" of trim.  This way I have room to attach something to it.

Here it is in a pile.  Do you know what I'm going to use this long piece for?

Can you take a guess?

It's going to be a scarf.  Maybe I can get it completed in time for another challenge coming this month.


  1. I was afraid you might not be able to find any wool! Can't wait to see the final scarf! Will you be leaving it the same color? :)

    1. I plan to. I love the pink, but I plan to add more to it. Actually, my inspiration scarf may be a good blog for the French theme.

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