Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sometimes It Is Easy Being Green

With the VES behind me, knitting has slowed down chez Avrienne, but not come to a complete stop.  The reason I sped ahead of schedule on that shawl was to start a new shawl KAL on the first, and start it I did!

I love the point on circular shawls were you can just barely get it onto a circular needle instead of dpns, and when you do, it blocks itself.

But what most of my crafting time has been filled with over the past few days is this:

Napkins!  Recycled napkins!  Mother's Day gift napkins!

These are 10x6" pieces of knit fabric finished with zigzagged edges, all neatly folded and bundled up with ribbons from my ribbon stash.  I'm quite proud of my thriftiness, the only new material involved in this project was the thread!  The top two fabrics came from pajamas I was given that I didn't like so much for various reasons, but the fabric was soooo soft, so I kept them thinking I'd make something out of them someday.  The bottom three are all made from shirts of my mother's, who cleaned out her closet last week and unloaded some of the stuff on me, either to wear or to recycle.

And though I don't have a picture of this, I wrapped up the whole bundle in a very large and colorful clothing store ad that came in the mail today, and tied that up with a stash ribbon too.  I feel quite green today!

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