Friday, July 23, 2010
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.