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« on: March 16, 2008 07:04:24 PM »

A few weeks ago, I helped some friends move.  My reward was a dig through their goodwill bags ( Grin my friends know me well!).  I picked out a stack of cozy sweaters.  After adding them to a few sweaters I already had at home, I cut them all up and made them into this super comfy blanket.  I wanted it to have a very rough, handmade look, so I simply overlapped the edges and left everything unfinished.  I bound the edges of the blanket with two different types of lace from my stash (one white, one ecru) and with strips of plaid flannel cut from an old shirt.  Finally, I appliqued a vintage doily onto one corner for a little punch.  I'm totally in love with this - we were snowed in last weekend, and I was wrapped up in it pretty much the entire time.  So warm!


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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2008 07:17:09 PM »

What a great idea and fab way to recycle old sad sweaters!

« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008 07:18:33 PM »

I really like this! The colors are nice and the doily is a
nice touch. It looks so cozy, I'd love to be snowed in
with one of these, it'd be like being wrapped in a warm
whole body sweater! I also like how you used different
edging around it.

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wonderful stuff you'll find, then you can't wait to get it back
to your place and start work on all the ideas you've had by just
by picking it out!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008 08:53:45 PM »

PERFECT!! i was just looking through my pile of random clothes to do random things to pile and i was wondering what i should do with all my sweater parts that i have from cutting off random sleeves to make legwarmers..... this is a SUPER idea.... im stoked to know that soon enough i too will have something warm and cozy to cuddle with...
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2008 10:43:21 PM »

This is great! I have a ton of ugly old sweaters that I would never wear (not even reconned). Now I can do something wonderful with them!  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008 04:37:57 AM »

Thanks for the comments!  Be sure to post pictures of your blankets when you make them!

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008 05:48:19 AM »

This was a super great idea.
I really like the style of it. It does look super warm and comfy too.

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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2008 11:32:41 AM »

thats a really nice blanket!  now i know what i can do with my old sweater collection.
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