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Fiddlehead Farm Posted - Jan 25 2018 : 1:55:04 PM
My DH has wanted a wool anorak/bushcraft coat for a long time but the purchased ones cost around $250 plus. I just happened to have a few military surplus wool blankets laying around and decided to make him one. I used a pattern from The Green Pepper called the Fairbanks Pullover as a guide but changed it up to suit what my DH was hoping for. I like it so much that I made one for myself! Total cost: blanket $20, pattern $8 and misc snaps, grommets etc...$5. The warmth while wearing...priceless!

Check out DH's you tube video about his anorak and subscribe to his channel "The Frugal Woodsman"
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AnnieinIdaho Posted - Jan 31 2018 : 9:45:00 PM
Diane, they are absolutely beautiful!!! Start up your own business. So well done! Annie

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Lavender Rose Posted - Jan 31 2018 : 6:21:41 PM
Looks Great! Good job.

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Fiddlehead Farm Posted - Jan 31 2018 : 12:43:11 PM
Thank you for all the lovely compliments! I have been enjoying mine while hiking in the Wisconsin winter woods.
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I am trying to be the person my dogs think I am.

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
- E. B. White
Tumbleweed Posted - Jan 31 2018 : 10:38:48 AM
Awesome work Diane. I want one! But living in Hot and Hotter So. Cal. Not sure if I need one.


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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Jan 26 2018 : 11:48:02 AM
Awesome job Diane! They turned out fabulous and you saved loads of money doing it! Stay warm.

forgetmenot Posted - Jan 26 2018 : 08:48:24 AM
Great idea and great job, Diane! Your anoraks look first class!
Now I have to google The Green Pepper!

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treelady Posted - Jan 26 2018 : 06:41:01 AM
Very nice and what a huge savings.

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ddmashayekhi Posted - Jan 26 2018 : 05:21:38 AM
Great job! They look warm and beautiful. A winning combination!

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YellowRose Posted - Jan 26 2018 : 04:24:23 AM
Beautiful! Well done.

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windypines Posted - Jan 26 2018 : 02:51:58 AM
Very nice and thrifty. enjoy wearing them

Farming in WI

OneRedZinnia Posted - Jan 25 2018 : 7:21:34 PM
I love them Diane! Nice work! I love Green Pepper Patterns!!

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ceejay48 Posted - Jan 25 2018 : 6:51:17 PM
Awesome twosome!! Both the anoraks and the people wearing them!!


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gramadinah Posted - Jan 25 2018 : 2:48:42 PM
Nicely done They look great and so do you.


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