Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Project #6 ~ Bear Sweater......DONE!

Do you believe it ? ? ? I didn't even post what Project #6 was going to be AND IT IS DONE !
I decided that the Grumpy Old Bear needed to have his wardrobe expanded, so, I made him his sweater. I do have to get to the fabric store to buy a more appropriate ribbon. I have dozens of spools of ribbon from scrapbooking, but, none as elegant as the one in the book "itty bitty nursery", Bear Sweater page 21.

I seem to be a passenger in cars alot lately, so, I decided to make a decorative scarf, mainly to have a portable, brainless pattern that I can take with me. I had purchased this yarn on ebay, Banana Silk, and didn't know what to do with it. I bought it over a year ago. When it arrived and I opened the bag, it smelled like my uncle's old canvas army tent. That old tent is about 60+ years old and smells of musty canvas. The yarn smells the exact same way. I LOVE IT!!! It brings back 50 years of camping memories. I have kept it in the same bag it arrived in, closed tight. I didn't want to lose the "memories". ANYWAY, I think I am liking the way the scarf is turning out. Funny, I have chosen to make a decorative scarf out of yarn that smells like an old canvas army tent, that will be worn around my neck. Interesting perfume, "Musty Canvas". Look for it in your high end department stores.


Ólöf said...

That yarn looks yummy even though it doesn´t sound like it smells yummy. And I love your grumpy old bear.

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Musty canvas . . . Great smell, but I'm not sure I would wear it as a perfume! I think your scarf will be aired out a bit by the time you get to wear it.

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Not that I think you have to air it out, I just think that by the time the yarn is handled and it sits in the open for a bit it will naturally air out and be a little less "perfume-like."