And now for something completely different
I love experimenting with different materials for knitting. On Tuesday I wondered aloud here about knitting with strips of silk and at my knitting group today Jenny said she had knitted with strips of plastic bags and Claire had knitted a bathmat with lengths of old towelling
My new kitchen has unvarnished oak work tops. So I need something to protect the wood but I also want to use only natural materials in there. It was then that the thought occurred to me, I could knit something out of spaghetti. Its organic, flexible enough to knit when cooked and hardens up again when it dries - perfect.
Even well cooked the fiber was very prone to breaking, so I began a new strand for each row. Sticking with the culinary theme I used chopsticks for needles
Everything got into a terrible tangle but that is spaghetti for you, however, by handling carefully I finished the square I needed for my pot stand. It doesn't really matter about all the long ends, I can trim them and as the pasta dries they will stick together - so no sewing in the ends!
What fibers have you tried to knit with?