Woven “Boyfriend Sweater”

IMG_1413This was another experiment. The idea of a shrug has been perambulating about my head for a while. It seems ideal as a cover up for a person of a certain age, who needs a bit of warmth, but with vents for those occasional blasts of personal heat! The materials for this were very inexpensive, some unlabeled cotton and weird boucle yarn that seemed to go together. The fabric is a bit sleazy, and may not hold up, though as long as the cats don’t get too friendly – they like to get my attention sometimes by pick, pick picking at my arm, time for a treat – it should be OK. Sort of like a sewn together shawl rather than a boyfriend sweater really. It is just that it is kind of shapeless and comforting to put on. Just like wearing someone else’s sweater.  Thank you interwebs – any kind of old 70’s “sew your weaving” pattern you can dream up is there in living colour. Or is it the 80’s? Making garments from big squares, whatever decade that was.  (No, I did NOT put shoulder pads in this. And no, I will likely not wear this out of my house.  And like the blue vest, it has been two days and the arms haven’t fallen off yet. Phew. )

IMG_1318Still showing off from our Rockies trip. This is Eva Lake, in Mount Revelstoke National Park. Oh we had a wonderful trip!

3 thoughts on “Woven “Boyfriend Sweater”

  1. mtetar November 3, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    Great for Early Spring or Fall day. Blessings, Mtetar

      • mtetar November 3, 2013 / 10:51 pm

        You’re welcome and it is my pleasure. I look forward to sharing. Blessings, Mtetar

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