Wednesday, 12 March 2008
New things, more yarn
Well, the other day I was browsing through Ravelry I came across a group called "Thrifty Knitters". I was curious and had a look and came across a section about taking apart sweater/jumpers/jerseys and reclaiming the yarn to use. Me, being a little bit thrifty, decided to have a go. well, I am very impressed with myself. I found 3 100% cotton items (one sweater and 2 cardigans) at charity shops and bought them. I washed them and then started taking apart. I forgot to take a picture of the first cardigan. It was a bolero style one with a big pink button in the front (very pretty and I am going to find a use for it on a bag or something) and made from a lovely soft fluffy type of cotton. I took it apart (using tutorials I found in"The Thrifty Knitters") and I have a few skeins of lovely yarn to make something with. I was so excited that it had been so easy that I couldn't wait to try the next one, but I had to wait overnight for it to dry. Well, this morning I started and it was also easy. I did remember to take before and after shots this time. It is blue and white and when unravelling I found that there were two strands of each colour. Now, I just need to decide what to make with them. I will post about that once I have made something. After doing the wpi test I found out that both lots are a DK weight, my favourite, so I shouldn't have any problems at all making something with them.