The blog made me think of a boiled lambswool jumper I was given a while back from my friend Naomi who is my crochet buddy at knit and natter.
I made this...
She shrank her husbands jumper, squirrelled it away in her basket and gave it to me. He need not know...It was a good one too from Saville Row with double sided cuffs. I perused the jars for some bits and pieces: Matching thread and some cotton left from my double bed quilt in a conveniently labelled box named Patchwork. I love my new craft cupboard so much!
First up I tried it on, it was a snug jumper but OK. I marked the centre and cut straight through. Next I cut off the V neck ribbing and curved out the collar bone area.
I went on to make two 18" long strips to finish the front edges. Then I used the neck shape to cut neck facings by tracing the shape onto paper and matching the joins at the shoulder seams.
I made them large on the neck so that the back would not itch me if I had a wide neck item on underneath.
I tried it on and it looked too long. It was still too old lady for me so I turned up the ribbing to go for a box style boiled wool jacket.
Then I refashioned a strawberry....
This has got to stop I thought... so I continued to turn things into other things in a more constructive manner. I turned chicken thighs into chicken curry, dirty laundry into clean laundry and crumpled beds into ones we can all sleep in later when all this crazy creative mind stuff fizzles out.
I think I used my time off in lieu this morning really well don't you? Thanks for looking Jo xxx