THE 2nd LIFE OF OLD SOCKS: A HANDMADE CARPET

in #esteem6 months ago (edited)

Giving the 2nd life to old things is real magic!
You feel unique Superpower transforming trash to something useful and nice;)

I adore doing it!!
Do you wanna try, friends?

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Welcome to the trip from old socks to... a bathroom carpet!:)

We need old socks and scissors, that's it.
It can be socks that have lost their pair or just old socks with holes, or just any you don't wanna see on your feet any more;)
BTW it can be leggings, sleeves, anything that have a tube form!

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We cut them into narrow circles, the width is about 1 cm.
It took me rather much time because I had gathered a big bag of socks and leggings:) I was crazy about this carpet idea and searched for them everywhere:)) I was about to ask some socks to be old asap to let me take them to my future carpet;)))

To use new and good socks? OK, you can, but it is not the same pleasure as using trash for making something new!;)

When you cut all your circles (and your fingers are still OK:)), you can start making magic!

It looks like finger's knitting. Very easy!/very interesting! I was in love with the process itself, and I was sad when it was over. Really really easy and amazing!

I didn't make video:(( and I realized it only now, sorry, next time I will for sure!

So how to knit our carpet?

Put a circle on 2 fingers.

Then take another circle and move the previous one to make it the first one again.

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It is the main principle, that's it!
Repeat the scheme again and again till the end of your circles.

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What do we get?

A looooong loooong knitted ribbon. Very similar to those that girls make with their hair;)

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I got about 8m of my ribbon!
It took me much time yeah but it was time of real pleasure!

I just was watching movies or listening to my healthy lectures and knitting my carpet at night when I had some free time.

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Then we just need to make "a snail" of it.
Just form a big circle curling it around itself.

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And fix it with a needle and threads.

Ready!!!

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It is rather thick, very very soft and it's ideal for bathroom usage when you have a shower.

I adore standing on it even without having a shower! :))

Satisfaction and pride are my feelings at those moments:))

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So, friends, do you like it??
Share your opinions and maybe other ideas of the 2nd life things.

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Ahhh my gf is gonna love this!!! Found you from a few good steemians mentioning you :-)

Thank you!! I'm so glad to read this:)
Not all people like handmade, especially such untypical one, and it seemed to me Steemians did not like it either, but now I see - someone likes!:) I am happy!
Say hello yo your gf!;)

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i love giving 2nd life to things... but most of the time I dont change their destiny so radically :P
and - believe me or not -- all my socks are black... I dont have choices to create such a beauty, as your creation :P

a black carpet is great!! it can never be dirty:))

er... on hand you are right... on another no-no-no, I dont like that idea. i like these picturesque patchwork polovichki, we have a dozen at our flat (obtained them ready-made at the market, hehe).

polovichki - это шедевр транслита))

разрешите приписать эту заслугу самому себе :=) сделал так же, как Набоков, который переводя на английский "Онегина", оставил слово "няня" как было...
!MARLIANS

вы читали Онегина на англ?
абсолютно солидарна. это колорит, культура, нельзя такое трогать. половички - это прям вот русский дух))