Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My Black Sweater

I have a couple sweaters that I wear "to death". I wear them as "jackets" in the Spring and Fall. I'll wear one of them under a light weight coat in the winter so that when I remove my coat, I'll still have a sweater on.

I'm not usually cold but, so far, this has been a "polar" winter. I have one on now, inside the house. I don't know if it's my imagination or not, but I hear the wind howling outside and know that the temperature is in the single digits and I just have to have a sweater on.

One of the sweaters is red and the other black. Both are wool. This is the IMPORTANT factor. I have lots of other sweaters and shrugs but they're not wool. Wool keeps me warm and toasty.

The red sweater has pockets. The black one does not. I r-e-a-l-l-y need pockets. Where do you put your chapstick without pockets, or a kleenex?

Here is how I "fixed" my black sweater. I hand sewed a vintage doily at pocket height onto one side of the black sweater. I sewed a little more than halfway around the circle of the doily.

Problem solved


  1. That's ingenious and lovely! Hope it will warm up for you soon. Generally, here in the Pacific Northwet it doesn't get that cold or that hot. I do wear fleece every month of the year.

  2. What a great idea -- It looks great.

  3. LOL- this post is adorable, and so you :) I can relate to the "polar"... I may live on Long Island, but ALL of NY is, as they say, "brick" today. Love the doily! I enjoy doilies, and use paper ones in my art journaling. Fun! Stay warm!!!

  4. I love your sweater with the doily. I wear wool, but can't have it directly on my skin because it makes me itchy.

  5. that is really cute and so (sew) creative!!