Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sometimes Unraveling is a GOOD thing

I remember times when I felt like things were unraveling and I stressed me out. Now, I've discovered the fun of unraveling on purpose! Thanks to my southern friend, I'm addicted to pulling apart sweaters. Plus, it's so earth friendly, since it recycles yarn without additional chemical processing.

My husband and I went on a treasure hunt to Goodwill (he'll never say no to that). Before I left, I reviewed Neauveau's tutorial on recycling yarn (, so I felt confident that I'd be able to find a sweater with good seams. If you're interested in unraveling, I HIGHLY recommend reading her tutorial. I know it saved me a ton of disappointment, since I knew what sweaters to pass on. Thanks to Neauveau (ravelry name) for putting this together!

This is the first sweater I unraveled. It's from The Limited - 53% acrylic, 20% wool, 16% nylon, and 11% alpaca- and was $5.

Is it sad that I spend most of my Saturday doing this? I was thrilled when I finished unraveling a sleeve and had a good sized ball of yarn. Here's the unraveled sleeve next to the yet-to-be-unraveled sleeve (and a deck of cards for size reference).

And, now, it's lots of fun yarn for me to use.

And all for only $5! Woo-hoo.

Next, on to two 100% cotton sweaters I also picked up. The green one from Arizona was also $5. The blue one from DKNY was only $1.50 and a men's XXL - score!

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