Well, what should we do? Make more warm clothes?
The cardigan was a shrunken sweater, cut down the middle and outfitted with a button band (inspired by this project).
And the shirt is my own version of the Grainline Linden sweatshirt in bamboo jersey. I pulled out this boatneck pattern from seven years ago and added neckline trim and cuffs (à la Granville). I think the cuffs are my favourite part.
I’ve wanted to make this rug for a while – with merino sweater strips and wool yarn instead of tshirt scraps and cotton yarn – but i’m inclined to pull out what i’ve started and map out what colours i want where first. I’d like it to have more colour cohesion so it doesn’t end up looking like a 1970’s afghan.
Another pair finished.
Eily grew out of his blue pair and Gabe gladly accepted the hand-me-downs. I’m hoping we now have the full range from baby to largest kid’s size.
Reuben has his own sheepskin slippers now, no hand-me-downs.
A blue pair for Eily!
And finally the pattern is finished.
Every so often i go on a slipper bender, making several in a row and tweaking earlier patterns.
These are both sheepskin lined, one for infants and a new size of the crocheted uppers and leather/sheepskin soles. What’s most exciting is that I’ve begun working on a pattern for these, in adult and children’s sizes.
The adult ones finished! I called them Snow Geese and listed them in the shop.
We are at stage two of working this slipper design, using 1/2″ inch strips cut from wool sweaters unstead of roving. Thus, an entirely recycled affair.
The cut wool prior to crocheting:
Gabe sampling the single one:
And Gabe unimpressed with the dirt that wound its way in his diaper. Nothing to do with wool or slippers. Nor recycling for that matter.
One foot completed of a trial pair of short slippers from strips of leftover cashmere and merino wool. I’ve only used wool roving so far. I plan to make some in this style as well and likewise line them with sheepskin. Expect more colour for the next ones since i’ll be using smaller scraps.