Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hair Knit...

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I am a knitter, as well as a papercrafter. It's been awhile since I've shared a knit project with you, but I am still knitting. Right now, I'm working on a sock (yes, only one so far), a lace scarf and a hat. Well speaking of hats...

Just after Christmas, I came across a knit project (not my own) that I just HAD to take a picture of and couldn't wait to share with you... seriously, I couldn't wait to blog about it (just ask my husband)! Well, some how life happened, other projects got blogged about, and now over a month later, I am finally getting around to blogging about it.

One of the reasons why I wanted to blog about it is because it reminded me of a project that I shared with you back in September, titled "Creative Hair Craft?". Do you remember that curious piece of handmade wonder??? Click here to refresh your memory. Before seeing that, I had never seen or heard about crafting with human hair.

Well, here's yet another hair handcrafted project:

This hat was on display at Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in San Antonio. If you click on the picture, you should be able to read the placard that has more details--but, basically, it was knit in 1992 by a barber who collects 2 pounds of hair from his barber shop everyday. As a "committed advocate of hair recycling" and quite the industrious person, he uses the hair to make various things--anywhere from insulation to toys to bikinis! Who knew?! I have to say, he has taken "being green" to a whole new level!

1 comment:

Rainy Senseney said...

For some reason this creeps me out...but I guess if someone wants to wear it, more power to 'em.

I was thinking about your blog post the other day while I was crocheting an afghan. For some reason there were little whie and gold hair worked into it. I guess I'm doing the dog hair thing just a little.

I miss you Brenda!