Last month when I was relating some of my knitting escapades to you, I realized that quite a few of you readers are also knitters. I thought you might enjoy a little peek at this new book I received called Awareknits: Knit and Crochet Projects for the Eco-Conscious Stitcher by Vickie Howell and Adrienne Armstrong.
Conceptually, it’s a little bit like a knitting/crocheting version of my book Sewing Green. All of the projects use sustainable yarns and the authors sprinkle eco-friendly tips and info throughout the book. It’s very upbeat and not at all preachy.
I like the look of these clean and classic alpaca wrist warmers. In the winter I get cold “mouse hand” while working on the computer and these would be just the ticket to help me stay cozy while keeping the thermostat turned down.
The yarn used for this Buy-Locally Bag is made from organic cotton and milk! How cool is that? And you could carry your milk home from the store in it. I mean, if you wanted to .
This just in: a funky frame knit out of yarn made from newspapers. Seriously. Read all about it, folks. I love learning about all of the great strides happening in the development of eco-friendly/sustainable yarns.
Awareknits has 31 projects in all for the home as well as for women, men and kids. In addition there’s a chapter on Basic Techniques and a small section on Community Awareness. I haven’t made any of the projects from the book yet (must. finish. Shalom Cardi.) but I have my eye on a few! Take a look at this book next time your hanging out at the bookstore, I think you’ll like it.