All this began when I found this wrinkled and torn notebook in the recycling box. In my home (at school too) I am very strict when it comes to using paper. Not a single sheet is used in vain. Everyone knows my lecture on paper, especially using notebooks which unfalteringly starts with: "Have you got any idea how many trees are killed every day so that you could have these notebooks?" So, I wasn't letting this one go without a purpose. Since its cover was missing, first I glued a cover I made out of cardboard.
Then I took out my jar filled with scraps of yarn and crocheted the cover.
I used a light cotton piece to line it.
Finally I added a lovely and big button I got from my blog friend Ira and since I didn't have any elastic in the colors I used for this cover to serve for closure, I crocheted a chain which I use to wrap around the button to keep the notebook tightly closed.
Although I used sport yarn for the main piece and DK for the trim (the red part), that DK makes it a bit sturdy, heavy and clumsy looking. However, I love it. It is quite unique. My new notebook.
This goes right on my craft table to wait for me to dot down any of the thousands ideas that struck me daily.
Another great way to use scraps of yarn.