Sunday, March 24, 2013

Can't knit? Upcycled Scarflette

Here is another great way to recycle / upcycle a sweater: make this easy scarflette.

From: I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar: Upcycled Scarflette

All the best, Debby

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cool knitting basket

I have been cleaning out my closet and am trying to figure out what to do with the sweaters I don't want to wear any more. I have given some away...and some to Goodwill but I love a good upcycle/recycle project. Here is good one that will support my knitting habit!

Felted Knitting Basket - Martha Stewart Crafts

Enjoy, Debby

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sew your own dryer ball from old sweaters

Here is a different way to upcycle old sweaters into dryer balls from Night Owls Menagerie.

I like the idea of using scraps of sweater material instead of winding one big ball.

How to make a sewn dryer ball from recycled materials

Do you have any ideas on how to upcycle sweaters that you would like to share?

Thanks, Debby

How to Make Snuggly Slippers from Old Sweaters

I have been checking out some ideas to use up some old that winter is over...well officially. Here is the first of one of the clever ideas that I have found.

How to Make Snuggly Slippers from Old Sweaters - CraftStylish

Please share any ideas that you have or found!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Knitted lace buttons

What a great idea for a button on a lace sweater or cowl! Once again....why didn't I think of that..

Check out this great tutorial: 

If you make some, share your photos with us!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fancy knitting from 1870

Fancy knitting stitches from 1870.

From Grandmother's Pattern Book. 13 great designs are shared here. Here are just two of the designs given.

Happy knitting!

Free pattern: Baby Ballet Slippers

Aren't these the cutest things?

Skill Level
Garment Sizes
6-12 months (18-24 months)
Needle Size(s)
#4 (3.5mm) needles
Yarn Amounts
COTTON CLASSIC LITE: 1 skein in the color of your choice (we used #4882 blueberry, #4725 deep leaf green and #4449 bubblegum pink for the pairs shown)

Happy knitting, Debby


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