Thursday, February 28, 2008

Just a little something...

I engaged in a quick little knitting project last night while watching the design-off between Chris and Rami on Project Runway. I have to say that while sewing clothes with human hair sounded gross, the final product looked damn good on Chris's models!

Anyways, I knit this simple little scarflette, (no human hair included) with leftover yarn from this hat, which was fun to work with, though I probably won't again. I like the texture of the thick-and-thin fiber, but found the yarn to look and feel too synthetic. It pills very easy and doesn't wear well, so, I was happy to use up the rest of it for this little project on myself. I closed the scarf with a pin I found in my mother's old costume jewelery box. I am not sure if that's Santa on there, but it's cute either way.

Speaking of Chris's hair-trimmed frocks, I wonder if there are any fiber spinners who have made yarn from human hair? I have read about and seen this book and know that it is possible to really knit with anything from natural animal fibers to dryer lint! Talk about resourceful!

1 comment:

Bec said...

That scarflette looks fantastic - so bumpy and tactile. Love the pin too - your mum has great taste!!
Also, I've nominated you for an award on my blog. Just thought I'd let you know :)