Ideas from the Knitting Green Challenge
|Malkala turns old sweaters into kids' legwarmers.|
|Rosebrass makes stuffed animals out of old sweaters.|
We started the Knitting Green Challenge to celebrate the release of Ann Budd's new book Knitting Green, and as always, I was blown away by you Knitting Daily members—there are so many wonderful contributions to the challenge! From bags to necklaces to rugs, you reused all kinds of materials (including pop can tops!) to create amazing pieces of art.
Even more impressive is the incredible usability of the items you created; any of these pieces could be instantly integrated into your everyday lives, which is an important component to the repurposing concept: if the item isn't useful, it might end up in the trash bin, which is what we want to avoid, right?
Even though this wasn't really a contest, I do have a couple of favorites. I absolutely love the legwarmers Malkala makes, and Rosebrass's little fox is so darling (photos at right).
It's true that a picture says a thousand words, so here are some more items from the challenge!
|Jemima Spare's felted sweater bag
||Andrea L.'s thermal t-shirt scarf
|BeardedBiker's telephone wire bag||Chris A.'s recycled sheet cabled bathmat||Hazel S. made this shawl out of old Levis!|
|Craft Evolve's fabulous necklace.||Janer's grocery sack handbag
||LisaFred's felt knitting needle basket|
|Daylilies' t-shirt draft-stopper doggie||Donna's crocheted pop top purse||Miss Muffin's t-shirt and bedsheet rug|
|DominantHands' chair slipcover basket with yarn recycled from a gift||Maggie Kruser's plastic grocery sack handbag||Peg's t-shirt handbag with a belt handle|