Monday, May 17, 2010

Cotton Yarn

Here is a picture to show you the amount of yarn you get out of just one garment and this is not all because I’ve created a number of things with it already.

This once was a cotton hooded vest and of course I kept the zipper as well. Only the hood had serged seams and was therefore useless. Always remember to check those seams when you go thrift shopping for sweaters to unravel!
Pure cotton knits are not so easy to find so I’m always very happy when I do. The material is extremely versatile and on top I can stencil on it.
Too bad however I didn’t see any cool potholder or cell phone cozy coming from this baby pink. Though it seemed great for face scrubbies after a pile of 20 or so I got fed up of making them and I’m not into baby stuff either. When nothing else came to the question ‘what is cool in pink?’ I simplified that to ‘what is pink?’. First thing that came up was pigs.
Ah well, why not? Amigurumi isn’t my first love but I had fun designing the little creature and in the process developed a few tricks to make the putting together of the parts easier. Dutch readers will find those soon here on my Dutch blog Gevonden Voorwerpen.
Does this make you feel greedy? Piggy is not for sale on Etsy yet because I made him for the markets gambling on huge success. Well, at least the BF already snatched my test model to keep for himself while I still had it placed on my worktable as a reference. I take it that’s a good sign.

11 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

That's wonderful. Cotton is not cheap to buy and it's always best to recycle - like you do.

That pig is adorable!

LizzieCaye said...

Very cool!! Love the pigs! I enjoyed reading your post!

Le-Chat said...

Love to get comments from my fellow Etsy team members, Doris of the Etsyhookers and Lizzy of the all renewed Recycler's Guild. Thanks ladies!

cherspassion on Etsy said...

Hello LeChatCrochet! I'm a fellow team member -Etsy Recyclers Guild and saw your forum post. I really enjoyed reading about your recycling yarn. And I LOVE your lil pink pig! He's AWWWDORABLE! More power to recyclers!

Ira Mency said...

I'm so glad you posted this. The pigs are simply adorable, and I wish I had your skills!

Keep recycling!

crochet with Raymond said...

very very cool! I'm not a fan of amigurimi but I really like your little pigs! They're cute and so deliciously pink!

RecycleCindy said...

Astrid -- That little pink pig is adorable! Hope all is well with you. Take care and happy crafting to you.

Rachel G said...

love the piggies! you are always clever.

Jennifer said...

very cute and thanks for recycling...

cats-rockin-crochet said...

So cute, will this little piggy go to the market? lol....how are you?

Le-Chat said...

Hey Cats! Good to hear from you. Sorry just found your comment. Just have a lot going on that's why I haven't been on the boards either... Will make up some day!