I was at the fabric store last week (Mill Ends) looking for rayons for a dress and millinery supplies and found this sweater knit that I had to buy —which was not on my list and is seasonaly innappropriate. I bought a 1/2 yard of each color, sewed it up making a tube, and sewed it into a big circle. Instant long cowl.
These are for the two older girls. They started wearing my cowls instead of their scarfs last winter because they found it easier to play and not have an unraveling scarf to contend with. Also, they wore mine because they were mine. They look adorable in them.
These ended up costing under $5 each and took about 5 minutes to sew. After typing this, I wonder, what does that mean? I never think that when I knit. I never think, oh I can make this fast and for not much money. Sewing is funny that way. Well, certain kinds of sewing is that way. Anyhoo-
To make them, I serged the loop together, but a regular stitch would work fine. I sure wish I had found some natural fiber knits, these are not (acrylic) but they are soft, hardy, and now it won't be a tragic thing if they get lost. The funny thing is the one I wore the most last winter (even with all the ones I knit) is also acrylic. It was purchased super cheap at one of those stores. Go figure. It's really long, longer than I would ever want to knit, so maybe that's why I bought it. Now back to summer sewing. I have made a dress and 2 skirts I have yet to photograph.
- Amazing toothpick sculpture
- shopping at Anthropologie—this made me laugh more than 3 times.