Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Work In Progress!

I am so happy with this WIP. I have been collecting vintage jerseys* for a while now and cutting them up into squares. This past weekend, I started stitching them together in strips, and I am so happy with the progress so far! The contrast in textures is so pleasing! I have enough for about 3/5ths of a generous double bed blanket, so I am on the lookout for some more neutral coloured knits!
*I am interested to see that what we in South Africa call a Jersey, is known in other parts of the world as a Sweater, Pullover or Jumper! Have a look here!

5 comments:

Estelle said...

Wow, you are brave! Looks beautiful. I would be scared the stitches would run.
I wonder if we named a jersey after the cow? But jersey cows don't give wool, now do they? "Sweater" is an odd name - does it mean you sweat in it, or did the knitter sweat? (-:

Anairam said...

This looks amazing - it is such a good idea - a different kind of quilt!

erin@designcrisis said...

What a great idea! I think a pair of seat cushions and matching pillows would be fab, too.

HB said...

Love the wheaty colours and the textures. How on earth do you cut up knitting without it unraveling in the process?

Di Overton said...

Looks amazing. Dying to see the finished item