Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday finds - more sweaters



OK you have me, I'm obsessed with sweaters at the moment. But I don't wear all of them though. I make yarn from them. I really love doing this, even though John is getting pretty tired of having the sweaters all over the place and boy do they get all over the place. Bits of sweater fluff everywhere! Oh well.
I do use the yarn, for this Echo Flower Shawl among others, so I think it is fair enough. What do you think? Have you tried extending your yarn stash with some recycled sweater yarn?



This Friday's catch on my thrifting round included this brown merino blouse. It's a women's blouse so there is not as much yarn in it as there could have been.



This green lambswool is full of lovely thick yarn. It's the first time I am going to unravel a thick sweater.



OK now you are thinking - has she gone crazy. Trying to unravel a cardigan is just asking for trouble. But, I tell you this cardigan is weirdly made all in one. Have you seen this before? I haven't! So I will give it a try and let you know how it goes.



I have a thing for Rosa even though I don't think of myself as a pink kinda gal. For me rosa is not pink and I dare you to say that it is! It's just plain old slightly thicker wool but I think it will make for lovely socks.



Take care,
Eddie

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2 comments:

  1. Do you remember the floppy brimmed knit hats from the 1970s? My sister in law worked in a knitting factory and would bring the 'mistake' brims home by the bag full. All to unravel and harvest the yarn. It was pretty easy going as they were just a circular continuous tube. :o)

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  2. Wow that is a good source of yarn Wilma44. What kind of fibre was it though?
    Eddie

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