Sunday, April 06, 2008

Gone Thriftin'

I went thrift-store shopping today, and scored big! I had a couple of projects in mind for recycled yarn, but also came home with some things to wear!

These sweaters will be recycled into new items, and perhaps into some yarn for my shop. (The shop has been entirely neglected since Christmas.) Now, if my friends would stop having babies, I might get some things in there for sale!

From top to bottom, these goodies are: an LLBean camel hair/lambswool cardigan, a Nordstrom lambswool pullover, a Woolrich wool/nylon men's pullover, a hand-knit wool (worsted weight) pullover, a Gap lambswool pullover, and Brook's Brothers Shetland wool pullover. Each is just right for future projects.

These two are for me. A Sigrid Olsen Silk cardigan jumped out from the rack. The embroidery, the funky buttons and the texture are all perfect. I will enjoy wearing this one!

I love the spring colors in this crocheted sweater. It has no tags, but I don't believe it was handmade. It has a suspicious-looking seam at the shoulder that is a giveaway. It will be a fun one this season.

3 comments:

meliabella said...

You always find the best treasures!

HomeMadeOriginals said...

Great score! Have fun with all these.

YowlYY said...

How do you manage to find such good stuff? The one with the embroidery looks particularly lovely by the way... Must go and visit your etsy store in a couple of weeks, then!