Saturday, February 26, 2011

1972 called - they want their sweater back

Hey, Gwen - can you make the most 70s looking sweater possible?

Sure, Interwebs!  Here's how.

Step 1:  Start with some totally old yarn that your Grandma gave you.
(That's right - Aunt Lydia is not messing around.)

Step 2:  Start knitting the Girl Friday pattern from Knitty, Fall 2009.  An inherently retro lace pattern, if I do say so myself.

Step 3:  Run out of Aunt Lydia's weird peach yarn while making the collar, and instead of going out and trying to match the color, just grab some other really old yarn from the Grandma Stash and create a collar that looks like it belongs on a letter sweater from the Nixon era.

And, of course, take emo mirror pictures because you're not quite done and ready for the official Finished Object Photoshoot.
 As you can see, it's hilarious, and totally deserves some pleather-covered woven buttons.  

Stay tuned, folks...


  1. I bought an orange cardigan two days ago, and I was pumped because it's ugly and comfy, but it doesn't even come close to being as awesome as that.

  2. Aw, thank you, good sir. It is pretty ugly and comfy. And awesome.

  3. Hi Gwen! Your aunt Susie is a friend of mine on FB and she sent me your blog link. I am a new follower!! Your projects are absolutely adorable!! Can't wait to see more!