Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Sweater Mond

I'm really on top of things this month... 2 Sweater Mondays in a row, and both on Mondays ;)!

If you want to be added to my email reminder list, just let me know, and you will get an email every time I post a Sweater Monday. Ready for the sweaters?


 pic. 1 - Some fun patterned blends (big red/cream/pink 69% lambswool/12% nylon/11% mohair/8% wool [$8] [sold], blue/green/orange/brown striped 61% merino/15% angora/14% cashmere/10% nylon [sold], animal print 95% lambswool/5% nylon)...


 pic. 2 - Some big argyles, $8/each (navy blue/multi 80% lambswool/20% nylon, tan/cream75% merino/25% cotton, brown/taupe lambswool)...
 

 pic. 3 -Some patterned 100% wool (really big gray with multicolored stripes [$8] [sold], brown/cream paisley cardigan [$8], brown cream fair isle icelandic wool )...
 

 pic. 4 - Some patterned lambswools (green fair isle cardigan [sold], cream with snowflakes down the sleeves, coral/red argyle [sold])...
 

 pic. 5 - Some cashmere (green [sold], light blue [sold], black fine ribbed, coral [sold], big dark pink [$10] [sold], big gray [$10] [sold], big dark magenta [$10] [sold], big red [$10] [sold])...
 

~ Ready for something new to Sweater Mondays? Create your own Mystery Lot! Choose any 10 sweaters from the groupings listed below for just $50 (saves at least $10 off the individual prices!). These can be combined with other sweaters in this category from previous Sweater Mondays, as long as they are still posted and available on this blog.~


  pic. 6 - some lambswools (brown heathered, lightly felted wide ribbed brown cardigan, gray skirt, heathered red/orange cardigan, big lightly felted light blue [$8], felted blue with taupe sleeve stripes, big charcoal cabled [$8], charcoal cardigan, big black [$8] [sold])...


  pic. 7 - some merinos (brown [sold], big dark plum, big black [sold], lightly felted big dark green, bright green wide ribbed, big rusty orange [$8], big charcoal [sold], ribbed brown, big gray diagonal ribbed front)...
 

pic. 8 - Some blends (lightly felted brown ribbed 85% merino/15% polyester, cream 45% angora/40% lambswool/15% nylon, lightly felted black 70% merino/30% acrylic, green wide ribbed 80% lambswool/20% nylon [sold], lightly felted tan cabled 96% lambswool/4% nylon, felted gray fair isle cuffs 88% lambswool/12% nylon, really big gray 65% lambswool/30% nylon/5% cashmere [$8], navy blue 55% wool/30% nylon/15% cashmere, purple 80% merino/20% polyester)...

 


 What is Sweater Monday? It is when I show the sweaters that are being added to my inventory. This is an opportunity for anyone to "call dibs" on sweaters they see here that they want to buy. This also saves me the time of listing them all individually in my shop, so it's a win-win. To "call dibs" or ask any questions, please email me (resweatercontacts@gmail.com). If you call dibs, please understand that you are committing to purchase them. Asking questions does not obligate you to buy them, but does not hold the sweaters for you. Pricing for individual sweaters is generally as follows: wool & wool blend sweaters $6 each, cashmere $8 (patterned, striped, & big mens cashmere $10). All exceptions will be noted. You are welcome to combine orders from Sweater Monday sweaters with sweaters in my shop. Since I seem to get the same questions about Sweater Monday, I will be posting this paragraph on the bottom of each Sweater Monday post. To see previous Sweater Monday posts, please visit Sweaters of Yore.

Monday, October 20, 2014

It's Sweater Monday!

Fall is in full swing, so it's the perfect time to start those Christmas projects!

If you want to be added to my email reminder list, just let me know, and you will get an email every time I post a Sweater Monday. Ready for the sweaters?


 pic. 1 - some striped 100% wools (big multi-colored [$8] [sold], pastel [sold], big brown/green/maroon [$8] [sold]...


 pic. 2 - some striped lambswools (pink/red [sold], big cream/muti [$8] [sold], big orange/gray [$8] [sold])...
 

 pic. 3 - some big 100% wool fair isles, $8 each [blue/red/white cardigan [sold], blues [sold], green/tan/red [sold])...
 

 pic. 4 - some fun patterned blends (floral 96% lambswool/4% nylon [sold], tan/brown/blue paisley 70% lambswool/20%angora/10% nylon [sold], lightly felted cardigan blue paisley 70% lambswool/20%angora/10% nylon [sold])...
 

 pic. 5 - some cashmeres (brown [sold], purple [sold], black [sold], lavender [sold], felted pink [sold], blue [sold], big rust [$10] [sold], big blue [$10 [sold])...
 

~ Ready for something new to Sweater Mondays? Create your own Mystery Lot! Choose any 10 sweaters from the groupings listed below for just $50 (saves at least $10 off the individual prices!). These can be combined with other sweaters in this category from previous Sweater Mondays, as long as they are still posted and available on this blog.~


  pic. 6 - some merinos (black, lightly felted plum [sold], big charcoal, coral [sold], light blue, brown/black heathered, really big brown cardigan [$8], gray wide ribbed short sleeves thicker than average merino [sold])...


  pic. 7 - some lambswools (felted charcoal [sold], charcoal [sold], pink [sold], blue [sold], big tan [$8] [sold], big dark gray [$8] [sold])...
 

pic. 8 - some blends (lightly felted charcoal 88% merino/10% nylon/2% spandex, gray heathered/speckled 75% merino/25% angora [sold], lightly felted black cabled/ribbed 90% wool/10% cashmere [sold], lightly felted light tan cardigan 60% lambswool/20% cashmere/20% nylon [sold], lightly felted light brown speckled cardigan 80% merino/20% nylon [sold], tan cabled/ribbed 40% merino/30% viscose/20% angora/10% cashmere [sold], blue heathered 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon, big brown 75% wool/25% nylon [sold])...

 


 What is Sweater Monday? It is when I show the sweaters that are being added to my inventory. This is an opportunity for anyone to "call dibs" on sweaters they see here that they want to buy. This also saves me the time of listing them all individually in my shop, so it's a win-win. To "call dibs" or ask any questions, please email me (resweatercontacts@gmail.com). If you call dibs, please understand that you are committing to purchase them. Asking questions does not obligate you to buy them, but does not hold the sweaters for you. Pricing for individual sweaters is generally as follows: wool & wool blend sweaters $6 each, cashmere $8 (patterned, striped, & big mens cashmere $10). All exceptions will be noted. You are welcome to combine orders from Sweater Monday sweaters with sweaters in my shop. Since I seem to get the same questions about Sweater Monday, I will be posting this paragraph on the bottom of each Sweater Monday post. To see previous Sweater Monday posts, please visit Sweaters of Yore.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

It's Sweater Monday... on Tuesday!

It was an really busy week for me last week, so this week I bring you Sweater Monday on Tuesday :).

 If you want to be added to my email reminder list, just let me know, and you will get an email every time I post a Sweater Monday. Ready for the sweaters?


Pic. 1- some striped (big lightly felted dark red/gray 80% lambswool/20% nylon [$8] [sold], lightly felted cream/tan merino, lightly felted blue/brown merino [sold])...
 

Pic. 2- some argyles (lightly felted big blue/tan/charcoal wool [$8] [sold], big gray/black/white merino [$8] [sold], lavender/green/cream [sold])...
 

Pic. 3-  some patterned 100% wool (big blue/gray striped [$8] [sold], green/orange/purple striped [very thin and soft, like merino] [sold], blue/brown fair isle [sold])...


Pic. 4- some misc. patterned (blue/green/coral floral merino cardigan [sold], oatmeal with rocking horse 85% wool/15% nylon [$8], big black/brown purple textured merino [$8])...


Pic. 5-  some cashmere (felted cranberry [several holes] [sold], felted black, cabled pink [sold], felted brown cardigan [sold], big purple [$10] [sold], big brown [$10] [sold])...


Pic. 6- magenta/blue 100% wool blanket, approximately 37" x 55", $20...
 

I am not adding any new solid wools this week, but the following below are from the last few Sweater Mondays. I will be removing the previous Sweater Monday posts, and listing some of them in my shop, this week, so this is just a last opportunity to get my "create your own mystery lot" price on these.

~ Ready for something new to Sweater Mondays? Create your own Mystery Lot! Choose any 10 sweaters from the groupings listed below for just $50 (saves at least $10 off the individual prices!). These can be combined with other sweaters in this category from previous Sweater Mondays, as long as they are still posted and available on this blog.~



[From 9/22]

  pic. 6 - some merinos (brown, tan cardigan, lightly felted wide ribbed maroon [sold], blue [sold], cream, burgundy [sold], ribbed black, big green froggable wide ribbed [a little thicker than the average merino, $8], big purple [$8] [sold])...



  pic. 7 - some 100% wools (big brown [super soft and thinner like merino, $8], olive green [super soft and thinner like merino], navy with stripe down sleeves, big gray shetland, pale blue [sold], big coral [$8], big cabled blue shetland [$8], big red cardigan [$8], big gray [super soft and thinner like merino, $8])...
 

pic. 8 - some blends (big oatmeal 85% wool/15% nylon, periwinkle 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon [sold], black/tan heathered 80% merino/20% nylon, red 45% angora/40% lambswool/15% nylon, light gray heathered 65% wool/21% nylon/10% angora/4% other, heathered rust 70% wool/30% acrylic [sold], black wrap front cardigan 95% lambswool/5% cashmere, maroon boucle cardigan 83% merino/17% nylon, big brown cabled 96% merino/4% nylon [$8])...


[from 9/8]

    pic. 6 - some merinos (big black, big brown, black ribbed, burgundy cardigan (a little thicker than average merino), ig green (color not as washed out as it appears), big blue (more slatish than bright) [sold], dark gray felted [sold], dark olive green, big charcoal)...
 



  pic. 7 -some blends (lightly felted dark green 80% wool/20% polyester, big blue 80% lambswool/20% nylon [$8] [sold], big dark green 85% wool/15% nylon, turquoise 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon [sold], pale aqua blue 80% merino/20% angora [sold], blue cardigan 50% alpaca/50% wool [sold] red metallic 63% lambswool/17% angora/10% nylon/7% polyester/3% metallic fiber, cream 50% lambswool/40% angora/10% nylon, black 73% wool/22% angora)...
 

pic. 8 -some vests/sleeveless (purple with diamond texture 100% wool [$5], big tan/gray/cream fair isle 96% lambswool/4% cotton [$6] [sold], light brown 100% lambswool [$5], lightly felted rust 100% wool [$5] [sold], dark pink fine ribbed 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon [$5])...
 

[from 8/25]

 pic. 7 -Some lambswools (red, tan cardigan, brown, maroon, charcoal, cabled coral, big cabled green [$8], big navy blue [$8], big taupe with chest stripes [$8] [sold])...



  pic. 8 - some 100% wool (heathered gray [froggable], blue [sold], camel colored cardigan, royal blue shetland [sold], tan felted cardigan [thin/very soft, like merino], cabled red [froggable], gray cardigan, long red boiled wool cardigan [$8])...


pic. 9 - some blends (brown 60% wool/15% cashmere/15% angora/10% nylon, gray 40% merino/30% viscose/20% angora/10% cashmere, purple 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon, lightly felted turquoise 80% lambswool/20% nylon, gray with red sleeves 80% lambswool/20% nylon, big camel colored 50% camel/50% wool [$8], long charcoal 80% wool/20% nylon, big blue boucle 90% wool/10% cashmere [$8])...

 

[from 8/18]

  pic. 5 - some 100% wool (charcoal cardigan, lavender [sold], purple lightly felted [thinner/soft like merino], lightly felted light brown, pink, purple, lightly felted gray, brown heathered [thinner/soft like merino], greenish brown with gray "39")...

 

 pic. 6 - Some blends (black cardigan 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon, cream 80% wool/20% cashmere, charcoal waffle texture 70% merino/30% cashmere [short sleeved, but long], tan cabled 40% merino/30% viscose/20% angora/10% cashmere, aqua cardigan 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon [sold], lightly felted pink 95% merino/5% polyester, long rose dress 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon [$10])...


pic. 7 - some merino (big gray, magenta [sold], black [not available], tan ribbed [not available], dark orange [sold], black felted, dark brown, light blue [sold], big charcoal [sold])...
 





 What is Sweater Monday? It is when I show the sweaters that are being added to my inventory. This is an opportunity for anyone to "call dibs" on sweaters they see here that they want to buy. This also saves me the time of listing them all individually in my shop, so it's a win-win. To "call dibs" or ask any questions, please email me (resweatercontacts@gmail.com). If you call dibs, please understand that you are committing to purchase them. Asking questions does not obligate you to buy them, but does not hold the sweaters for you. Pricing for individual sweaters is generally as follows: wool & wool blend sweaters $6 each, cashmere $8 (patterned, striped, & big mens cashmere $10). All exceptions will be noted. You are welcome to combine orders from Sweater Monday sweaters with sweaters in my shop. Since I seem to get the same questions about Sweater Monday, I will be posting this paragraph on the bottom of each Sweater Monday post. To see previous Sweater Monday posts, please visit Sweaters of Yore.

















Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday - lightweight quilt

I had a few hours of unscheduled time on Saturday, and looked around my house to see what I could get done, got overwhelmed, and started a sewing project instead ;). I did end up getting a lot of housework done eventually, but first I played with my wool :).
My comforters are too warm for the summer, but a sheet just isn't enough, so I decided to make a lightweight merino quilt for the bed. I need 90 8 1/2" squares to make it the size I want, and I cut 44 of them today, so i'm off to a good start. Hopefully I can finish it before it gets cold again, so I can use it this year!


One of the sweaters had perfect cuffs for cozies for my son's water bottle. It is felted, and was the perfect size, so I didn't have to sew a thing, just cut them off and slip them on!



This quilt will be a work in progress for a while, so i'll keep you all updated!

What have you been working on?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's Tutorial Tuesday! Make a super cute n easy sheep pillow!


http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2010/3/12/mollys-sketchbook-little-lamb-pillows.html
What could be more fitting than making a sheep out of wool? I found this adorable and easy sheep pillow tutorial, Molly's Sketchbook: Little Lamb Pillows, and made one for my bed.

I cheated on mine, and was too lazy to cut the scallops, so I just cut the general shape of the pattern without them. Though it's not as cute without the scallops, I still like how it turned out, especially with the cabled pattern of the sweater.



 

I didn't have any stuffing on hand, so I just used the scraps from the sweater I had left over after cutting the body of the sheep. Since I am always looking for my remote controls, I added a couple of pockets to back for them :).


Thanks, Molly, for the super cute tutorial!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It's What I've Been Working On Wednesday!


I made these a few weeks ago, but haven't had the time to sit down and blog about them until now.



It's been a long time since i've made diaper covers for my own, so when I was invited to a family member's baby shower, and found out she was going to be cloth diapering, I ran to the sewing machine!

I used Katrina's free soaker pattern for the body of them, but created my own rises (waistbands). I like the fold over style rise, so it can be an extra tall rise for night use, plus they last longer, since babies tend to grow longer before they grow wider. For the longies (pants), I just used the sweaters' sleeves, and for the shorties I used the sweater's cuffs. The longies will last through a few sizes, because of the foldable cuffs and fold over rise.

I can't wait to see these on the baby! :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It's Tutorial Tuesday! Wool drink cozies!



What is more perfect for summer than wool? Ok, we may not be throwing on sweaters, or pulling wool blankets over ourselves right now, but there are still great summer uses for wool. I use wool cozies on all of our uninsulated glasses and water bottles, and they work great! Wool is naturally insulated, so it keeps your drink colder longer, and as an added bonus, not only soaks up that condensation on the outside, but wicks it away, leaving your hands dry. Make them in different colors/patterns and everyone will know who's glass belongs to who too!

 I love making these, because they don't use a lot of material (you can make so many out of a single sweater!), they are cool looking, you can customize them, and they are super easy and fast to make!

 Ready for the tutorial? Start out with any felted wool. Measure from top to bottom how long you want it to be on your glass (I love drinking out of mason jars), then measure around the glass, and take off about 1/2" if it's stretchy, or leave it the measurement around if it is not too stretchy. You want it to fit snuggly, so it doesn't fall off. Now you cut it to that measurement. I like to make the top of the cozy the hem or cuff of the sweater, so it has a nice finished edge.

 


Now you need your bottom piece. Just cut a circle about 1/2" wider than the bottom of your glass. If you have a hard time cutting perfect circles, just print out a template from the web, like this one.




Now sew your cozy seam, wrong side out. I like to stretch it a little as I sew, so the seam won't break if I have to stretch the cozy over a glass tightly.
 


Now sew your bottom piece on, again, wrong sides out.

 


Now flip it right side out, slip it on your glass, add your favorite summer beverage, and enjoy!