Thursday, August 25, 2005

impulse buy of the day

yesterday i was browsing around in one of my favourite bookstores in the city and found this book i just had to have.
sweaterbookcover

i actually found it in the childrens' section! it is pure eye candy...and it's crammed full of ideas for deconstructing sweaters to make armwarmers, scarves, mittens, slippers, skirts, hats, and other kinds of sweaters. there are also little tutorials on embroidery stitches, knitting, and crochet. my head is swimming with ideas of what to try first.

the other thing i love about this book is that they actually use models that are real. some have little bellies and are not rail-thin. (check out the girl on the cover.) i think that's especially important since it's a book targeted to teens.

i wish i could take a picture of every page to show you how amazing this book looks, but here's a couple to look at...
i love the red & green combination of this skirt
sweaterbookskirt

another cool skirt with crocheted flower appliques
sweaterbookapplique

6 comments:

the knitrider said...

now i want to go find that book! awesome!

Karin said...

Whoa! I want it too!

Very rad.

Chelebele said...

Add me to the list. I want it too!

sue said...

this might hurt my business - i think i have to have it to see what's up! thanks for posting!!!

kelley said...

thanks for sharing... now i must get it too. i can always use another project.

tania said...

woo! does thhat ever look awesome!
perfect for fall.
:)