See those strands of hair that fall out as you comb your hair? You probably just toss ’em away, but not Xiang Renxian of Chongqing, China!
Xiang, a 60-year-old retired teacher, collect strands of her own hair for 11 years, then spin them into yarn and knit a sweater and hat that she can actually wear:
“It’s actually not that difficult. The key is patience and persistence,” said Xiang. …
According to Xiang’s records, the nearly half-kilogram sweater is made from exactly 89,112 hairs and is decorated with 18 knit roses. The sweater required 15 hairs to spin a knitable strand.
(Photo: Chongqing Economic Times)