1.09.2014

mohair sweater.

anybody wanna cozy up?
this sweater is so soft and fuzzy, you will definitely stay warm in this animal print mohair sweater from Persun. we've had a great run of chilly weather here, but forecasts say it's (sadly) going to warm up soon. if  you are still experiencing cold weather or simply love sweaters like i do, check out Persun's huge selection of sweaters and jackets. i have two sweaters from them that i am extremely happy with. in addition, they just lowered all their prices for 2014!

have you heard of poi? it is a hawaiian diet staple made by pounding the root of the taro plant into a paste-like consistency. many locals feed it to their babies because it is an excellent source of calcium and iron, and, more importantly, hypoallergenic...making it great for babies with allergies. it's also believed to be a probiotic. some of us around here call it the perfect baby food. i was fed poi as a baby, and i fed it to my kids. i spent sunday with some friends at a workshop learning how to make our own poi pounder (pohaku) and board (papa). it's a lot of work, but my classmate had it down to a science. it took me nearly seven hours to complete my poi pounder and board, and my arms and back have been sore for days, but it will be so worth it once we have the first taste of our own poi.

have you tried poi?

(photo by friend)
cutting and sanding my board, or 'papa'.
stone ready to be rough-cut using the one on the left as a guide.

(photo by friend)
progression of the poi pounder, or 'pohaku'...
this is what it looks like after the above step.
now it's ready to be shaped and smoothed.
(photo by friend)
after final shaping and sanding.
before and after.
board just needs final sanding and butcher block oil,
then we're ready to make poi!
(animal print mohair sweater c/o Persun (buy); aeropostale denim; h&m bag)

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28 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful sweater and I love the poi pounder....

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  2. I'm actually usually not a huge fan of mohair, but that sweater looks really great on you!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  3. thats so cool!
    and i must say that jacket is gorgeous on you, amazing outfit!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
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  4. I've never heard of poi!
    Mohair makes me itch but I must say that jacket looks amazing!

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  5. That is super cool! I have never heard of poi. Although mohair makes me itch, the print of this sweater is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. H - this one is not itchy at all!! it is so super soft!

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  6. That sweater is amazeballs. I'd wear it in a heartbeat. I've heard of poi but never really knew what it was. Thanks for the education.

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    1. you could certainly use this in your cold weather!!

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  7. i've never heard of poi, but it sounds awesome -- and totally impressed that you made that board! wish we could trade places, i'm so tired of the cold.

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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  8. I just love your new sweater! It looks so cozy, and perfect!

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  9. that sweater is just fantastic!!!

    Best, Mree
    www.twinlivingblog.com

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  10. wow, i love that sweater. it looks so soft. i bought a fuzzy one from Victoria's secret and it was so itchy! it looks cute but not wearable unless I put a tight long sleeved shirt under it! i would love one that was comfortable.

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    1. thanks! luckily this one is not itchy at all. sorry to hear about yours...

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  11. Not a fan of animal print but that's really nice and nice poi pounder. Nice work on it!

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  12. I've never heard of poi!
    Love learning of all these new customs/traditions...in Croatia, babies are fed cream of wheat rather than regular baby cereal. You would think that would be tougher on the tummy!

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    1. i don't think i've ever tried cream of wheat, so i can't compare to baby cereal, but interesting!

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  13. Wow that is an amazing piece of art. That is really admirable that someone can do that! Cute sweater by the way

    ❤Tallia
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  14. I'd love to get a sweater like that for my daughter. Looks so cozy,

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  15. you are rocking it and look at you making things!
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