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you see this scarf? it’s ridiculously wide, not particularly evenly-worked and it has a few holes. know what else? it was my first knitted work 10 years ago. and i love it. being way too big to use as a normal scarf (i still hadn’t realized the difference between using a regular yarn and a thin one), i’d always wrapped around my shoulders at home during cold winter days. but it always fell from my shoulders and i always had to do it all over again.
then i bought reconstructing clothes for dummies (which i’ve already written about here). this book is awesome. it has all sorts of ideas on how to transform old or boring clothes into fabulous new ones. the first project that i tried was transforming a strip of an afghan into a sort of poncho. but my mega-scarf was the right size, so i used that instead. and i’m so happy with it!
how do you do it? you basically join the edges so as to form a spiral. i pinned it up with safety pins a few times before getting the right fit. and i hand sewed it with a bit of the same yarn that it had been knit in. at first i wanted to cover the seam with a nice ribbon or something like that, but i didn’t like anything that i tried out on it, so i left it as is.
this poncho is so comfortable! it’s obviously asymmetrical and you can wear it all different ways. for example, here i left the front hanging down. (yikes, bad hair…)
here i turned it and folded it over.
and i learned another thing: modelling in front of your hubby as he takes photos of you with the multiple shot function (or whatever it’s called) is loads of fun!