I'm in the mood for recycling again ... besides all the well-known reasons why this is a great thing to do, it sparks the imagination!
This is a small round shoulder bag, made out of tiny scraps of different sock wools which I found in my stash.
I started with the bottom, crocheting a round piece, then I turned it and went on crocheting upwards, without doing any more increases.
I added four button loops on the last round, turned the top down to make the bag more sturdy and sew on some flower buttons, so I can close the bag if I like to. As the shoulder strap has a button hole on each end, I can unbutton the strap and use the bag as a table container if desired as well.
And this is 'plastic fantastic' - a simple summer necklace to wear on the beach with the swimming gear, for instance:
I crocheted a long necklace with a thick, multicoloured cotton yarn, then I took a dive into that box with toy plastic beads which my daughter had sorted out - and I had kept in my stash a while for some reason :-) - and added these by crocheting another round onto the cotton necklace, this time with some of that variegated embroidery yarn.
As I still had more of the thick cotton yarn, I went on by knitting two circular necklaces in stockinette stitch, letting them curl up to a kind of rope:
And the colourful combination of these necklaces could be quite an interesting piece of summer jewellery, don't you think?
(German summary: Aus vielen kleinen Sockenwollresten habe ich eine 'Topftasche' gehäkelt - und aus dem Kaugummiautomaten-Plastikperlen meiner Tochter und dickem Baumwollgarn noch einen bunten Strandschmuck gestrickt und gehäkelt. Recycling fördert die Fantasie!)