I've been collecting them, and saving them, not wanting to cut into them. Waiting for just the right moment and just the right thing to use them for. I search the racks at the thrift stores seeking them out. I giggle with happiness when I find them, already trying to decide what I will do with them. Deciding whether buying five or six of them at once is a bit much...
What is it you ask am I talking about WOOL SWEATERS of course!! Cashmere, merino, alpaca, 80 percent at the very least of beautiful wool. Wash on hot, dry on hot and repeat till the fibers meld together tightly and they shrink to a tiny child size with exceptionally long arms. They make perfect diaper covers and diaper pants, perfect for pants for kids, perfect for crafting and making everything from bags to soft trees, to leg warmers to wreaths and garlands.
Then the moment hits, the insane desire to craft something make something, sew something!! I grab my scissors and pause, looking at the sweater then just do it I cut it and sew it and VOILA!!.......
::diaper cover pants::
:: leg warmers::
::pants for Annie::
::diaper cover for Eliza::
::fleece pants for Eliza::
Oh it felt so good, so easy and quick and rewarding...love!