What's the strangest medium you've ever used in your crochet/knitting?
My absolute favorite crocheted project is a vase I made out of draperycord. The cord is about half an inch thick and very soft. I gave the vase to a really good friend of mine, but now I wish I'd kept it.
I've also crocheted with hemp, which is quite rough on the fingers.
How about you? What strange medium (other than yarn, thread, string, or twine) have you knitted or crocheted into a project?
I haven't actually knitted with the Boondoggling string, but I've been considering it for the last month or so.
For those who don't know, Boondoggling string is the rubber or plastic string that kids use to make those lanyards. I wanted to use it to create something that was waterproof, like a poncho raincoat or something.
Steel wool in knitting? Ouch! That sounds like it could be painful. Of course, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I used hemp (very stiff hemp), and my fingers were SO sour after that (but the belt I made was cool looking).
Yeah, crocheting with spaghetti sounds like it would be a sticky, complicated, wet, icky, yucky, unfun mess! And the end results (ear rings, if I recall) were unimpressive (even though they were colored red with food coloring).
Boondoggling string? Hmmm! I hope you find something fabulous to make with it, TrueIconoclast!
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Cut up sweat pants. Yup, old sweat pants in strips, to make a circular rug. size 15 needles. It's so much work, it's half done, laying in a bag somewhere. ha. It works thought, if you have enough muscles.