Friday, March 5, 2010

Winner picked #2 as the winner of the sweater giveaway from Resweater.


That makes Treasia Stepp of Stepp Into My World the lucky lady!  Treasia said she likes the pillows people have been making with sweaters; now, if she likes, she can make one herself with her free sweater from Kris.

Coincidentally, I also felted a sweater recently.  The problem is, this time around, I didn’t mean to felt it!


I found this Ann Taylor LOFT wool/angora/cashmere hoodie at my consignment outlet for $1.  I loved it; it was soft, warm, and pretty.

Then this week I washed it.  I had done it before with no problem, but this time I accidentally left the machine on fast agitation, and I guess that’s what did it.  It shrunk.  I tried to stretch it out when it was wet, but it’s still just a little too small now.  Fortunately, I’m not out any money; I certainly got my dollar’s worth out of it.

I’m still hoping I can salvage it somehow…maybe get it wet again and just put it on and wear it to stretch it out?  Otherwise, I guess it will go into the sweaters-to-repurpose box.

Have a great weekend, everybody!


Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Sorry to say--it will never be the same again--you can try to get it wet and block it, but I find they are never the same :(.

Treasia Stepp said...

Yippee!! Thank you both so very much. I do plan on making the sweater into a pillow for our master bedroom. I'll be sure and post a picture whenever I am finished with it.

Again many thanks.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It's a pretty color!! For $1, you definitely got your money's worth--I know you can come up with something cool to make from it. :)

Jan said...

Actually you CAN unshrink a wool sweater. Soak it in a combination of warm water with hair conditioner in it. The conditioner will allow the fibers to let go of each other. You should then be able to lay it out onto a towel and stretch it out to the original size.

Good luck!

Resweater said...

Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway for me! I am sorry to hear about your sweater :(