So... I made this colorful raglan pullover in August, 2009 out of a bunch of different skeins of Noro Kureyon and LOVED it for years. I loved how the sleeves didn't exactly "match" and that the craziness of the color changes made the knitting go very quick. (I finished it in 13 days)
Well, years have gone by and it was starting to show a bit more wear than I like... so one day last week I decided that I should felt it to see what the fabric would look like.
I'm quite pleased with how it felted... but now I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. My first thought was to make a hat but it's too thick. Then, I thought perhaps make a bag? What do you think? The stripes are so fun and I really do want to cut and sew it into something interesting....
In other recycling-related news, I have found myself a bit distracted by my stash now that the book knitting is all complete. I found some skeins of yarn made from sari silk waste in the stash and decided that it's time to make something out of it.
At first I thought I'd make a shawl, but then decided that a throw would be more practical for my house. I love how random the coloring is in these skeins! Because they're all a little different, I decided to separate each skein by a few rows of another yarn that's from my stash (a wool blend from Katia).
It's all stockinette, and it'll be more difficult to haul to knitting groups as it grows larger (or at the very least it'll require a larger bag!) but I'm really enjoying the simple stockinette knitting on larger needles. I plan on picking up more of this yarn at Stitches WEST from my friends at Darn Good Yarn!
I haven't decided how I'll edge the throw yet... I'm guessing crochet of some sort, and probably with a light colored yarn similar to the Katia. Any thoughts?