Friday, October 29, 2010

Crafting & Recycling

Well, I've gotten a few projects done this last week or so. I thought I would share them with you.

First, I finally finished some mystery knit fingerless mitts that I had started in November 2009. I did finished the original mystery KAL, as you can see on my ravelry page, but I had a much larger gauge then what was "supposed to be" and so I turned that first one into a neck scarf/muffler, and adjusted my gauge to make matching fingerless mitts, which I just finished this past week. What do you think?
Fingerless Mitts

Also last week, I finally got out my crochet thread and made a soap sliver holder. I actually made two little bags, as you can see here:

The one on the left is made from a white crochet thread, and the one on the right is made from Louet Euroflax Wet Spun Linen yarn which I bought from Knitted Together in West Des Moines, IA a while ago. You can see the first project I made from this yarn on one of my ravelry pages as well. It was a water bottle tote.

One thing that I am really kind of proud of is this bottle.

I saw one like it on a blog yesterday morning. This blog Textiles4You is a kewl blog with all sorts of different projects and ideas. I thought it was very neat to use the bottom of a plastic bottle to make a cute bag. I used mine yesterday at homeschool group to carry a bunch of scissors that I needed for a project and the plastic kept the scissors from poking into the rest of the items in the bag. I am going to save my next larger juice bottle to make another one. It only took me a hour or two to complete the first one using a 32oz powerade bottle, so they don't take much time.

What other uses can you think of for these types of bags? One thing I know for sure, I'm not going to be using a carpet needle for the holes next time, I will be trying out a power drill! lol. It can be done with a sturdy needle, but it's hard on the hands. I think a drill and the right size bit will work much better, and shorten the amount of time that they take!


Kristy said...

I love it! You made my day with this project. I really love that it is round. I'm going to have to look for some round containers.

I just used a hole punch to make the holes on mine. Then I did a blanket stitch through the holes before I began crocheting. You can see my original post with a video here:

I use mine as a small project bag. The one that you saw on my blog this week is a present for a friend. I used it as a gift bag and placed her other presents inside wrapped in fabric.

Tara K said...

I tried a regular paper hole punch today on a gatorade bottle, and I think the hole is too big. I hear that they sell hole punches with smaller holes, so I will be looking for one next time I go out. Not sure if Walmart would carry them, but I can also try Hobby Lobby or JoAnn's, both of which are only 10-15 minutes away.

demolition witch said...

wow these are great

Kristy said...

I bought my mini hole punch at Michaels for around $8. Thats what size I use, because the regular hole punch is to big for my taste as well.