Recycling Newspapers and Plastic Bags into Knitting Yarn

Posted on February 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM

I took a little break today from my usual chores to look for more knitting ideas and projects and found a couple of interesting ones. Yesterday I mentioned that Italian designer, Ivano Vitali, used newspaper yarn in his beautiful design work. As well, greenupgrader has an interesting tutorial on turning newspaper into yarn, if you're keen on trying your hand at it. Nice way to reuse paper.

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If recycling plastic is your thing, this YouTube tutorial shows you how to recycle plastic bags into 'plarn'. Another interesting way to recycle, or I should say upcycle, a serious ecological pest.  Your sweaters, bags, etc. will last for centuries. Heck, you'll even be able to leave them in your will!

That's me for today.

Ciao and happy knitting!

Categories: Magazines and Newspaper, Plastics

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