This was one of my favorite sweaters of all time, an orange cashmere short-sleeved pullover with an asymmetrical neckline that my husband gave me for Christmas years ago. My camera hates bright colors, but trust me when I say it is the most perfect shade of orange in the universe. So I was heartbroken when it got destroyed.
It wound up getting shoved in the bottom of my closet for at least a year in my "take to the dry cleaners some day" pile. (As I've said before: I'm not proud, but I am honest.) When I unearthed it several months ago, this was what I found:
It was so badly damaged that I didn't have a lot left to work with, but dammit, it's cashmere. I'm not wasting an inch. So I started cutting.
|Pay no attention to the pile of toddler coats hanging on the banister behind me.|
I am surprisingly happy with this headband. I have used headscarves before to fashion turbans, but it is really nice having something stretchy to stuff all my wild, unruly hair into. I am totally going to make more of these (what a great way to use up yarn scraps).
Overall, I give this project a B+ - I honestly did not know if I would be able to salvage anything out of this sweater, and I came up with two separate accessories that I will definitely get some use out of. Now I have to figure out what to do with the foot or so of thick wool I cut off my gray pinafore dress. Any suggestions? It's so heavy, it's almost like felt. For some reason I keep thinking that I want to sew a clutch ...
Anyway, the infinity scarf is one of my challenge objects for this week, so stay tuned to see if I actually work up the nerve to wear it out in public.