Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Anyone who knows me knows that I love to play with stripes. I've made striped dresses and tops for myself, and a striped shirt for Mario where I cut the fabric and stitched it back together to make chevrons. Because why not? (It took wine, that stripe matching, but is that a bad thing?)
Recently I found a sweater at the thrift store in an alarming combination of red-orange, purple, dark brown and tan stripes. Wide stripes. Narrow stripes. Loud, strident stripes.
It was a man's sweater. Extra large.
Even after felting, it was still pretty big.
It's now four felted knit critters, mixed in with some solid red-orange wool left over from another project. (Can't believe the color match).
And yes, I matched the stripes. I particularly like the stripe match when you look at him from the rear, although the front view of his face does enhance his cross-eyed appeal.
This little guy is available here.