Monday, June 06, 2005

Who Knew?

Well, who would have figured so much usable cotton could be salvaged from a pair of boxer briefs. I had thrown the boxer briefs into the dye batch purely as an experiment, thinking maybe I could use a bit for the recycled bathroom rug project - again in an effort to save at least a little from the landfill. Little did I know how much I could really get out of them. I realized that the fly is made by overlapping the cotton like a bathrobe, then sewing down the edges. So I could "unfold them" with a couple cuts - leaving a very long solid piece of fabric. I ended up getting as much yarn out of one pair than I got from one side of a t-shirt! This is definitely something I never thought I would learn as a result of learning to knit. wow.

1 comment:

Nonnahs said...

I would say I have to agree with you on that. But, good to know! I am so intrigued by this project- can't wait to see how it progresses! In the meantime, let's hear it for recycling! My guy would be so pleased! :)