I finished a tub of cocoa the other day and was about to throw it in the recycle bin when I read 'Sorry, not yet recyclable' on the outside of it. Disgraceful. I hate chucking stuff in the big green bin just to go into landfill sites. So I set about playing with a few ideas.
It has long upset me that pretty needles are just hidden away out of site. So I decided to make a knitting needle pot, as oppose to a roll that keeps everything hidden away. Me I like to see what I've got. Give me clutter any day of the week. And I can never find a cable needle or stitch holder when I need one, or even a crochet hook. Not that I crochet, but they're pretty useful for darning in ends.
So I shrank a Colinette cardigan that has never fitted me, never suited me and never lived up to its promises. I cut it up a bit, stuck a few buttons and flowers on, made a pocket and put a thick layer of felt inside so as not to damage the points.
What do you think? Beats throwing it all in a big hole in the ground yes? Oh and incase you wondered, no these are not my only knitting needles. I have plenty more of them, many of which have half finished projects on!