Kiwiyarns Knits

A blog about New Zealand yarns, knitting and life


Fancy a green project for Earth Day?

It’s Earth Day on 22 April.  I thought I’d share this great post from Kathleen Cubley of Knitting Daily about green knitting here.  I like the idea of making yarn from a piece of clothing that’s no longer wearable/wanted. 

As for me, I shall commemorate the day by knitting a hat with this: 

Treliske organic merino in silver (natural colour)


and this: 

Treliske organic merino in marl


 I don’t have anything I want to cut up just right now. 

It will be a joyful reminder of my responsibilities as one of Earth’s guardians when I wear it. 

Of course, there are more serious ways to make an Earth-friendly statement:  

  • plant a tree
  • take public transport
  • eat a vegetarian meal
  • conserve water
  • use less electricity
  • change to eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products 
  • begin recycling, if you don’t already.

I’d love to hear what you are planning to do.