Look what I made!
Not technically knitting, but it is made from an upcycled wool sweater! This is the only handmade Christmas gift I made this year and it was so fast and easy.
First I washed the sweater in hot water to felt it up a bit. Just enough so it won't unravel at the edges.
Next, I drew a doll-ish shape, free form. The feet reached down into the bottom ribbing. The bottom of the sleeves made the arms. The "hair" is just more ribbing, snipped up to make a fringe.
Then I did a blanket stitch around the edge. Leave a space open to fill. This youtube video will show you how: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJht13Bcw-U
Do the same with the arms and tack it on to the body.
This was so much fun, I'm looking around the house to find more sweaters I can transform.
He just needs a name now...