31. mai 2011

Old sweater - new cardigan

I finally have an FO to show you! My new cardigan:

I made a red cabled sweater more than twenty years ago. After some years it got some stains on the sleeves, and on the upper front, so it has stayed in my closet for many years now. So I figured it was time to do something about it, and I cut away some of the stains, and covered others with embroidery.

And I'm very happy with the result. I just read a book, The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver. The colours of this cardigan makes me think of Frida Kahlo (read the book if you haven't and you'll see what I mean!)

(More details about the making of the cardigan in a later post.)

5 kommentarer:

Flowermouse Design ❀ Lone sa...

Tori, this is truly amazing. Great job you´ve done - and it came out wonderful!!!! Very inspiring!!

Mary Lou sa...

Great idea, and colors!

Yarndancer sa...

Amazing!! It looks beautiful, and I see what you mean about the Frida Kahlo colours. I haven't read the book, but I've seen some of her art (not in real life unfortunately), and I see the resemblance. Great work!!

WildflowerWool sa...

Very inventive. Looks great!

Unknown sa...

You are Flink! Good use of an old sweater.

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