I had within easy reach a pair of needles, an oddment of wool and a pattern – how could I resist a quick knit?
Cast on twelve stitches, garter stitch approximately 25 rows, cast off, fold in half, sew, stuff, sew and add a face.
Please Welcome, Oz Owl.
the necessary ‘before’ shot
new look cardi sporting one of my Buntyboo labels
See, just having to write this has already made a difference!
Yesterday I took a sad and lonely old wool friend, that I bought in Edinburgh in around 1995, out of my jumper drawer-we hadn’t been out much together for a long time even though it’s been pretty cold for the UK recently, and I revamped it into a Chanelesque cardigan. We are now planning many late winter/early Spring outings!
It was much easier than I thought to cut it up and use my sewing machine on the knit fabric of this wool jumper. I stay stitched where I was going to cut before I took the plunge with the scissors and then I bound the raw edges with strips of a remnant of fabric that I’ve had in my fabric stash for almost the same length of time! They were a perfect match for one another – the jumper is a heather/soft grey marl and the fabric a darker grey silk effect finely shot through with gold, red, blue and green.
I liked it so much I added one of my ‘brag-labels’ and I am wearing it today!