Friday, January 28, 2011

I bought this fabric quite a while ago - my son has been enamoured of basketball since he was about 5, so it seemed like a good fit. I think at first, I was thinking of pajamas, but this polar fleece would have been WAY too warm for that - the kid is already a furnace, pajamas out of this would have roasted the poor kid.
Then I had thoughts of a robe - the fleece would be perfect for that. I was thinking out it recently, since the robe he does have (and wears sporadically), was getting a bit small. But looking at it, I realized, that he had outgrown the "cuteness" of it. No way would he wear something made of this. Robes and such should be solid "manly" colours, I've been told. (My husband seems to be influencing the kid...)
So what to do? I really have been trying to sew (and knit) from my stash - figuring if I gain storage space, I can fill it up with new and wonderful additions, so getting rid of 3 metres of thick polar fleece freed up a great deal of shelf space. I didn't want to put it back. I could donate it, but I still liked it, and it really is super soft.
So I did the only logical thing (to me, at least).

I hemmed it, and made it a blanket. Seems "cute" patterns still work for blankets - it's become a favourite. It's warm and snuggly, and looks great with his denim duvet cover, and the assorted basketball items in his room.

No to dream about what can fill that shelf...

5 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

As I was reading your post, I was also thinking a blanket would be perfect. Wow, you can mitre a corner like nobody's business!

Excellent stash useage.

KnitTech said...

Smart move - nothing but net!

Brenda said...

LOL! LOL! Koigu and cashmere for Mom. The kid gets polyester fleece. How right is that?

Needles said...

One of my sons did that for a buddy a few years ago for Christmas. Found some heavy fleece with cartoon characters from their youth on it, and did not even bother to hem it. They are 30 now and it still ranks as best present ever. Blankets, the last hold out of youth. Even guys are suckers for wubies.

Carol said...

so blankets can still be fun? Good to know....