It's sweater weather in Ohio and I have to say, I really have great sweaters. Well, let me rephrase that. I have fantastic recycled cashmere sweater things. About .5% were actually purchased at retail, the rest were rather surreptitiously "acquired."
I'm a fiend about finding cashmere at thrift stores--and Columbus, Ohio has some of the best thrift stores ever for cashmere sweaters. January is the prime month for new cashmere sweaters--you wouldn't believe how many people get them as holiday presents and then donate them--totally cool by me.
So I've been trying to use up my stash so I'll be ready for the onslaught of new old sweaters. I'm terrifically OCD (Obsessive Creativity Disorder) about sorting and storing them--I kinda think I like the hunting and gathering more than the actual sewing.
Last year I was all about felting which is, of course, now so-ho-hum-so-last-year. And the felting thing can be rather disgusting if you start with raw fleece. Please don't send me hate-mail if you're a member of some national sheep herding association--there is no denying that picking "natural material" ( aka poo) out of a fleece is anything buy tedious and time-consuming. It's just gross--sorry.
Alright, so now it's time for Serge-O-Mania!
I (finally) got a new Husqvarna overlock machine for my birthday--and I was completely enthralled until I found out that this company that prides itself in high quality Swedish manufacturing and engineering was actually importing their overlock machines from China. I mean that really, really wasn't what was represented when we went to purchase it so after a week of complaining I gave up and sat down to sew. Even if you don't know how to sew you can make things with a serger--they're so fast and fun!
(I'll post the pics and finish the tutorial as soon as I get my camera to function properly--or maybe they just look better in person. Or maybe I just think they do...)