Thursday, March 27, 2008

This one's for you, Brooke.























One day during my freshman year of college I walked out my door to see my next door (Brooke) and downstairs (Jens) neighbors leaning on the railing and wearing sweaters. Brooke's was pink and Jenny's was red and both had front pockets. I asked what they were doing and they said they were getting ready to go "pimping" in their "pimping sweaters." Keep in mind, we were at Rick's College. I wasn't positive as to what sort of activities they engaged in, but whenever they went "pimping" they wore the "pimping sweaters." I used to borrow Brooke's sweater on occasion when I lived with her (nothing too exciting ever happened to me when I wore it) and when I moved she so kindly gave it to me, kind of like passing the baton. That was at LEAST five or six years ago and I've kept it for sentimental reasons and because it is called The Hot Pink Pimping Sweater and because Brooke gave it to me. I haven't worn it very often mostly because I don't like pull-over sweaters. But yesterday, I fixed all that. Yes, I made the Hot Pink Pimping Sweater into a sort of Mr. Rogers cardigan and made the sleeves skinnier. When I sew, it is sometimes an adventure to see what will happen, which was the case with this. The front is kind of wavy because the fabric was so thick (especially over the pockets) but all I have to say is, watch out! The Hot Pink Pimping Sweater is back in action.

4 comments:

Christina said...

you've got talent girl

Fancypants said...

Your posts always make me smile and for that I thank you.

Mary Ellen said...

That is impressive.

Brooke said...

Wow Ashley! I have to admit, I'm a little sad that Hot Pink Sweater isn't in it's original form, but if you will wear it more this way then it is worth it, because the last thing that should happen to that sweater is being stuck in a closet.