We had a good day at the thrift stores today. Well, I am cheating a bit — I hit one of the stores on Tuesday — lots of sweaters. Most of them I intend to unravel and respin, but I bought a few to felt and cut up as well. I also had fun posing the sweaters to photograph.
This sweater is from Les Copains; I believe it is from France because of the way the tag looked. It is 85% wool, 5% cashmere, 5% silk, and 5% angora. Even though he’s French,, this one is saying, “whaddup, G?”
This is Banana Republic, 82% wool, 10% cashmere, 8%angora. “Heeeayy”
Beautfiul pink J. Crew, 100% lambswool. The sleeves are oddly long, though. I wonder what that’s about. “Me bought sweater for Jane.”
This was THE find of the day. John Ashford, 100% cashmere, double ply, in an absolutely stunning shade of crimson red. “Would you like to dance?”
Gap, 100% wool. Nothing spectacular about this except the yarn is a good sturdy medium-weight. The taupe and eggplant colors did not show up well in the photo. I plan to unravel this one and ply it again, possibly with a cashmere. “Care to go fro a pint after the Rugby match, mate?”
And this quartet from my secret shop. Clockwise from top, a cotton, striped Tommy, a pink cotton from Yarnworks, an Old Navy cotton and silk cabled shrug, and a wool, cashmere, and acrylic from Liz Claiborne, proving that even the big fashion houses still have problems with color pooling.
This one is John Ashford, 100% cashmere. “Put your hands in the air, like you don’t care.”