Swatcha' Doing With Your Swatches?

Mar 18, 2011

Earlier this week, I wrote about the crochet iPad cozy I made, with the help of a few designers.

Margaret Hubert was one of those designers. After the enewseletter hit her emailbox, she dropped me a line:

Hi Marcy,

I loved your iCozy (thanks for using my swatch). Last fall I had a similar idea but a little different.  I received a box containing about 200 swatches that I had made for my two big Complete Photo Guide Books [The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet and The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting).

I thought I might put them together for a patchwork afghan, then I had a brilliant idea, (well I thought so any way :-)
 and made them into sweaters. I made ten sweaters for charity and for a church craft fair.  Such fun, and I plan to do more.


A brilliant idea, indeed! Here are a few of Margaret's great sweaters:


How do you give your swatches new life? We'd love to know!



p.s. Check back Sunday for a pattern for an iPad cozy!

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photogmomma wrote
on Mar 18, 2011 9:37 AM

OMG! What a GREAT idea! I have to admit, my swatches are always small. This gives me a reason to do big swatches!! (Mine float around and my daughters find them, thing they're pretty and steal them. LOL!)

nacole888 wrote
on Mar 18, 2011 1:47 PM

Beautiful, useful idea! Like Photogmomma, my son claims all of my swatches; plus they're nothing spectacular, lol.

mswild wrote
on Mar 21, 2011 1:24 PM

I don't have any pictures, but I just used two similar colored swatches to make myself a new cozie for my cell phone.  I added a button and now I can take my phone with me and not worry about it getting scratched because it has a swatch cozie. :)