Up-Scaling My Morning Walk With The Dog

Here in Michigan, we’ve had an odd summer. It’s been humid, but not hot and the nights have been dang cold. I mean, it was 43˚ F when I got up today – brrrrrrrrr…  Add to that some very foggy mornings and I swear, fall arrived the first of August! I like to walk the dog as early as I can so I can get to my day. We live on a country road, it’s not a long walk, just about 1.5 miles up to the highway and back. But it’s a nice half-hour and a pleasant way to start things out.

An old sweatshirt with a new look.
An old sweatshirt with a new look.

But I’m a fair weather girl – not too hot, and not too cold. So I needed a sweatshirt for my morning trots down the road with my Shadow. I had this bright chartreuse pullover sweatshirt that I never wore. I love the color but the neck was too small for pulling over my head. Just enough annoyance to have me reach for the zippered hoody instead. But I couldn’t be seen in this unseasonable fog we’ve had. So I pulled out the chartreuse pullover and decided to up-scale it. I put a zipper up the front – of course it was too long so I had to trim it and get creative at the neck with a fabric and bead ‘stop”.

Bow ties are cool!
Bow ties are cool!

Hubby says it looks like a bow tie. Not my intention but, as Doctor Who would say “Bow ties are cool!

While I was at it I pulled out a silk screen I got from Smudged Textiles on Etsy and added a few metallic turquoise swirls.

Metallic turquoise swirls
Metallic turquoise swirls

It was a quick and fun project to help brighten my mornings and make me more visible on the road. Somehow that is very satisfying. 🙂

The back should always have a little design too.
The back should always have a little design too.

Have you been able to up-scale something that was languishing in the back of your closet and made it a new favorite?

Deb H

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Up-Scaling My Morning Walk With The Dog

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