Wool Waste

After studying environmental studies for the past year, I realised that I have adopted new habits when it comes to sustainable living. I always try to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices everyday, such as minimising waste and purchasing packaging-free items (#LushCosmetics), but I was never used to be very conscious of my crochet waste.  After completing my projects, I always ended up throwing away tons of yarn scraps, watching the sad yarn strands go to waste 😦IMG_4216

This is an image of my most recent sock monkey creation (first time making a striped one), and next to it is the yarn that did not get used. In the past, I used to have what may have been another ball of yarn’s worth of wool scraps, but today I did something different. For this monkey, I decided to stuff it with the extra yarn and thread that I cut off, significantly reducing the amount of yarn waste. I understand that yarn does not have a  huge impact (like at all :p) on the environment, but it still helps knowing that I was able to reduce waste 🙂

Hope this monkey brings some people smiles during these final dissertation deadlines 😀

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About christopherpelz

I am a neuroscientist and an environmentalist :)
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