Wooly Collections

Due to a family emergency, I missed pretty much everything last week, except for a series of dull plane rides to Arkansas and back. I pieced the quilt top (Birdcage on a Chain by Anna Maria Horner) over the course of spring break, and finally got around to adding the border. Now it’s big enough that the only way to get a proper photograph is for me to lay in my loft and hang it down.

birdcage on a chain, with border

birdcage on a chain, with border

I also found some lovely vintage wool. This is a grey dress (probably a wool blend), of which there may be pictures soon.

gendora juniors wool dress

gendora juniors wool dress

international ladies garment worker's union

international ladies garment worker’s union

This is a 100% wool pullover, fully fashioned with a narrow stranded yoke and three buttons. The fashioning is quite prominent and pretty, I’ll try and get a photo when it’s actually light out.

stranded yoke on vintage eddie bauer sweater

stranded yoke on vintage eddie bauer sweater

It has a hole under one arm, and a worn spot under the other, which is apparently worth a $6 discount.

hole in the armpit of the (lovely) wool vintage sweater

hole in the armpit of the (lovely) wool vintage sweater

I love the inside of stranded work. Someday, I may have to knit and inside-out stranded sweater for myself, but I might get too many  odd looks and annoying comments if I were to wear it in public.

inside of the stranded yoke

inside of the stranded yoke

Hopefully, these will flesh out my woolens collection a bit, which (probably surprisingly) is rather sparse.

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