This year, my goal is to use more upcycled yarn. One of my favorite hats from 2014 was this slouchy, which has random stripes in bright colors of recycled yarn, a ribbed band, and . . . yes, indeedy . . . a pom-pom.
She didn't quite believe me when I said that using recycled yarn was a selling point.
Though not always . . . .
One man asked about a cashmere hat: "Does 'upcycled' mean that it's from a garment that's been worn?"
After that, I changed my Etsy shop listings to include the word "recycled" as well as "upcycled." Just to be clear.
The other day, I asked my sister if it was really upcycling when I was taking a Barney's wool-blend sweater, which likely cost hundreds of dollars, and turning it into a $50 hat. Seemed more like downcycling.
My sister said, "I assume you're making more than one."
Good point. Yes, I'll be making more than one. Especially in 2015, the year of More Green.