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Fiddlehead Farm
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Diane
Waupaca WI
USA
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Posted - Jan 25 2018 :  1:55:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3QLgnogrzM

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gramadinah
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Diana
Orofino ID
USA
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Posted - Jan 25 2018 :  2:48:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done They look great and so do you.

Diana

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ceejay48
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CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
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Posted - Jan 25 2018 :  6:51:17 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Awesome twosome!! Both the anoraks and the people wearing them!!

CJ

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OneRedZinnia
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Debbie
Goodrich Texas
USA
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Posted - Jan 25 2018 :  7:21:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love them Diane! Nice work! I love Green Pepper Patterns!!

~ Deb ~
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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Jan 26 2018 :  02:51:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice and thrifty. enjoy wearing them

Farming in WI

Michele
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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 26 2018 :  04:24:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful! Well done.

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ddmashayekhi
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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
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Posted - Jan 26 2018 :  05:21:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job! They look warm and beautiful. A winning combination!

Dawn in IL

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treelady
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Julie
Medina ND
USA
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Posted - Jan 26 2018 :  06:41:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice and what a huge savings.

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forgetmenot
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Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
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Posted - Jan 26 2018 :  08:48:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea and great job, Diane! Your anoraks look first class!
Now I have to google The Green Pepper!

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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Jan 26 2018 :  11:48:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome job Diane! They turned out fabulous and you saved loads of money doing it! Stay warm.

Krista
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Tumbleweed
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Nancy
Riverside County (for now) CA
USA
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Posted - Jan 31 2018 :  10:38:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome work Diane. I want one! But living in Hot and Hotter So. Cal. Not sure if I need one.

TW

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Fiddlehead Farm
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Diane
Waupaca WI
USA
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Posted - Jan 31 2018 :  12:43:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for all the lovely compliments! I have been enjoying mine while hiking in the Wisconsin winter woods.

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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.
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Lavender Rose
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Brenda
Jackson MI
USA
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Posted - Jan 31 2018 :  6:21:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks Great! Good job.

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Brenda
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AnnieinIdaho
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Annie
ID
USA
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Posted - Jan 31 2018 :  9:45:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Diane, they are absolutely beautiful!!! Start up your own business. So well done! Annie

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