FO Friday: Recycle It!

Recently I stopped drinking from plastic cups. I have nothing against them but buying those red Solo cups really adds up and the recycling bucket ends up loaded with them and boy do those fly on a windy day. Anyway, I bought a couple of plain glass mason jars at the thrift shop and over the past few weeks they’ve worked out really well. In a seemingly unrelated development I was pretty sad to discover that another one of my socks had gotten a hole in the foot. Why do socks have such a limited lifespan? These were knit ages ago, pre Ravelry though they’re up there. Then I remembered something I had seen online, a mason jar with a knit cozy (sort of like the coffee cup cozy things that were really popular a while back). Ravelry has a slew of patterns. Don’t they look like sock legs? Yup! So I did a bit of surgery separating the foot just above the heel and bound off the stitches. A lovely little mason jar cozy! Now my socks have a second life to look forward to and I don’t have to feel sad that there is a hole. 

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9 Responses to FO Friday: Recycle It!

  1. Renee Anne says:

    We use reusable plastic cups (read: tupperware) but that’s mostly a function of a small child running around. Also, we’re kind of fond of our Pizza Hut glasses from the 80s (Smurfs, Care Bears, and Star Wars).

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  2. Lisa says:

    What an amazing idea 🙂 Love it!

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  3. Marilyn says:

    You are so clever! What a fun idea. 🙂

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  4. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Very cute! Love the picot edge. Way cozier looking than a red plastic cup!

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  5. Chris says:

    Ingenious!! And a lovely cozy it is.

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  6. Pat(ricia) says:

    Great job and creative challenge – and new life for the old! Yay! You can still appreciate the handi-work!

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