In an early issue of Somerset Life, I had a great time showing my knitting projects with crepe paper. Yup. Crepe paper. I started D with the paper rolls that you can pick up at most party supply stores and then srunched the paper to make into rolls of paper "yarn."
Then I took the yarn and very carefully knit it up into a square in a basic Stockinette stitch ... like this:
And then I made that square into a cone and tied it with a bow. Totally cute, don't you think?
I also used the crepe paper yarn to crochet up into a simple garland like this:
Part of the fun with this project was really pushing myself to think outside the box in terms of knitting and crocheting materials. I do actually hope to one day knit myself a little skirt or top with crepe paper. I probably won't be able to wear it for very many times but how cool would it be to show up at a fun cocktail party donning an outfit in crepe paper?
Anyway, I hope you'll join me in thinking outside the box in terms of unexpected "string" and "yarn" that you can use to come up with way cool projects for our upcoming new publication titled All Things String, which you can read more about here and here. Deadline: December 1, 2009.