Well.. I’ve been late in posting my finished projects from this summer. I spent a good portion of the summer working on the Shapely Tank Top from White Lies Designs, which I knit up in a lovely cotton-linen yarn I recycled from a Goodwill men’s sweater. It’s soft and shiny, and was ever so comfortable. I actually ended up liking the fit and feel of this sweater over the Soleil I knit earlier this spring.
I also spent the summer working on 3 handtowels destined for my sister-in-law, Sue: the first, knit in Noho cotton flake from Webshttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif, in a variegated blues that I had left over, in a pattern of my own design, with dispersed diamonds (the diamonds show up very subtly with the variegated yarn, but it gave the towel a nice hand:
The other 2 handtowels…. one was from Mason Dixon Knitting and the other was a pattern I pulled from one of my Barbara Walker books. Both of these were done using another lovely recycled cotton-linen yarn (another Goodwill sweater find).
I’ve gotten hooked on finding thrift cotton and linen sweaters to recycle, I like the hand the yarn has, as it’s been worn and washed already. Plus it saves a bundle. Caveat is you really have to enjoy taking sweaters apart, as it can be beastly sometimes, but makes a good evening’s project.