Inspiration Mondays: REDUCE, REUSE, UPCYCLE!

Happy Monday!! To brighten up the fact that today's the day most of us go back to work I'm giving you another glimpse into what inspires me. Today, it's upcycling! Don't you mean REcycling. Nope, I mean UPcycling. For those of you who know what it means, congratulations on being so hip. But for everyone else, here's a quick look at the newest way to make your life a little more green.
Upcycling, according to Wikipedia, is "the process of converting useless products into new material or products of better quality". So basically, taking things that someone got rid of and making something useful and pretty!
Crafty people of every variety have been using their creative skill to reuse old materials for about a decade, but it just came into the limelight in the last few years. At least, that's when I figure out what everyone was talking about "upcycled this... upcycled that..." Some of the things people upcycle include license plates, vinyl records, typewriter letters, hardback book covers, picture frames, colored glass bottles, crayons, denim, and of course YARN.
Since I'm a hooker (crocheter for you non-yarnies) this upcycle blog is dedicated to people who make pretty yarn from old sweaters, and new clothes from old yarn! ENJOY!


Inspiration Mondays: LOL

Another Monday and time for more of what inspires me. I've been moving and starting a new job which means I missed the last 2 Mondays. *Sad face* I missed you and I'm so glad the dust is starting to settle and I can start writing more! With moving an entire household comes multiple phone calls to utility companies (stay with me, I'm going somewhere with this..). I spent this morning on the phone with 6 different people from the same utility company trying to transfer, verify, bill, and remove fees. Needless to say, it hasn't been fun. So I decided to dedicate this Inspiration Monday post to the funny and weird things that people do with yarn. I'm a nerd at heart and live for the chance to laugh at myself (and other people, of course!) so I scoured the net finding yarny things for a much needed Monday LAUGH! Please to enjoy! :)

"A Horrific Yarn" by Bent Objects
HAHAHA, we knitters & crocheters are a dangerous lot!

Nathan Vincent - LionBrand Yarn Artist
Funny, but impressive!!

Too Legit to Knit - CafePress.com

Knit Sushi by Needle Noodle
I like it, despite the fact that it's knit, not crochet ;)

Hooker Leggings - What Not to Crochet
heeheehee, hooker (double meaning alert)

"Boyfriend Pants" - The Boyfriend Confessions
Yowzah! I can hear the cat-calls now!
(The sheep keychain at the top of the page is from Zazzle)