Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Shoulder Garden Flashback

Ok all of you old school people - here's one that you will certainly remember - SHOULDER GARDEN! This was the very first sweater that I ever knitted! During my study abroad at Parsons Paris, I took a class called Hand Knitting and Knotting which was basically all kinds of knitting, crochet, macramé, etc... and thus this ...ahem...sweater was born. I have SUCH fond memories of going to th attic of Le Bon Marché to pick out the yarn colors, of sitting in Parisian cafés with my buddies Ashley, Gregory, Grace & Heather and crocheting my brains out. I hand crocheted each one of these flowers and vines with love. I pre-stung a bobbin of thread in the same color with seed beads and crocheted the string along with the yarn. Every so often, I placed a bead in the flower and the result was pretty good.

If any of you out there have photos from back in the day featuring the Shoulder Garden, now is your chance to LET THEM BE KNOWN! And as I have been trying to find a new home for Shoulder Garden for a good several years now, unless I get an offer for adoption before the end of 2009 I will be taking her to that place where most of my past life clothes go to... the vintage shop downstairs.

And now the photos... brace yourself...

(close-up of the "garden")



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  2. Carmen Miranda could have worn this as part of a co-ordinated outfit! What fun! xxx

  3. I'm pleased to report that Shoulder Garden has found a home in Atlanta! Thanks Amy for taking it off of my hands!