Tana and I have finished several projects, so you can finally quit holding your breath! ;-)
Kimba, over at A Soft Place to Land, gave me the inspiration (and the tutorial) for this. I thought I was going to have to make a tablecloth, but I found a round one made of muslin in my stash!
Tana recently made two jewelry holders out of items found around the house.
And an old toaster oven rack became…
Now for the sweater teaser. I’ve been wanting to harvest yarn from old sweaters for a long time. Periodically I would check thrift stores for a sweater with all the right qualifications, with no success. So recently I just went ahead and bought two sweaters that would suffice, although they’re not my favorite. One requirement is that they be made of an all-natural yarn. Acrylic is just too cheap to buy new to make it worth your time to recycle it. So I picked these two.
AFTER I got home with them, I read the instructions on a blog called My Virtual Sanity. Evidently I need a sweater with seams like the one on the left, NOT the one on the right. I realize it’s kinda hard to see in the picture, so I’ll explain. The one on the left has seams that were either knit or crocheted together, while the one on the right was serged together. Plus, it has more than one color in it which will result in more short pieces of yarn. So since I lucked out and picked one sweater with the right kind of seams, I got busy unraveling. I picked this sweater because it is cotton and the yarn is bulky. I don’t much care for the color, but it’s no biggie.
I draped them on hangers and hung them on the clothesline to dry. It took them about 3 days to dry, so I brought them in the first evening and let them hang in the house. I’m crocheting a hat with it, but it’s going to be awhile before I’m done, so that will have to wait for another day and another blog post.
As for the other sweater, I’m searching for good ideas. I’m leaning towards a purse or bag….