Friday, July 23, 2010

White Sweater


In these times of woe and want, I am thinking of moving into making more practical items, like clothes and blankets. I would prefer to use organic wools and cottons, but right now, I have a bit of a stash of acrylic yarn to use up. I am not a yarn snob. I actually like acrylic. It is hypoallergenic and durable, and very easy to machine wash and dry. I actually think it is better for kids clothes, which need to be washed often. Unfortunately, it lacks the prestige of pure cotton and wool. I am trying to use up my stash of acrylic and make some nice, serviceable items which will soon be in my etsy shop for a very reasonable price. Here I am sewing the seams on girl sized sweater, probably about a size 4-5.

6 comments:

Mumsy said...

This looks wonderful, Julie! I like little sweaters.

Rebecca Anthony said...

This is going to be so pretty. I have to agree the acrylic yarns are incredibly durable and get softer with each wash I love that. Wool is also wonderful because of the warmth!

Sue said...

I can't wear wool at all, but I do love the softness of acrylic.

=)

Tina said...

Such a cute sweater! And I agree about the acrylic yarns many great attributes. It's almost a necessity for kids' clothes. For myself, though, much too hot. I'm a cotton girl.

Mare said...

Julie, i agree with you! Wool and cotton are very, very nice... but (i think) impractical for children, especially small babies! I love the ability to be able to throw the sweater or hat or whatever it is into the wash and get it CLEAN again! And i know there are plenty of folks out there who cannot wear wool easily due to skin sensitivity (I'm one of them) Plus, acrylic is appreciated by those who follow the vegan path....So i continue to work with it! Lion Brand Yarn has some lovely acrylic yarns that look, feel and perform just like wool, without the hassle.(My favorite is Jiffy, which reminds me of mohair)

Debbie said...

Now your talking Julie and you are so right...we could use some good quality organic goods! I like your shoe making idea:) Debbie