Thursday, January 22, 2009

semi-bitty and itty-bitty

I've been in love with Susan B. Anderson's Itty Bitty Hats book. I got it for Christmas and have fixated on the Candy Cane hat. I haven't done the striped look she instructs in the book, but instead went with flecked hats and solid poms. The green one is a recycled old sweater of mine with sparkly forest pom, and the newborn-sized one is knit with double yarn strands - a solid worsted weight white and a sport weight navy with navy pom.

The green one is lil' b's, he loves it and wears it everywhere. I made him a coordinating set of mittens (no pic yet) with a stripe of the green fleck on a cream wool background, also made from a recycled sweater.
I've been really into recycling old sweaters lately. I feel less guilty about knitting all the time when I'm reusing materials rather than buying new yarn all the time. Plus, it's exciting to find new uses for old things.


Michelle said...

Cute! My goal for this year is to use more stash yarn, buy less new! So far....well...I've bought less yarn, more roving. Sigh.

Cinnamonamon said...

Very cute! I love recycling old sweaters! :)