Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Unraveled

Back when we lived in Phoenix, I stumbled upon a blog of a lady who unraveled sweaters for the yarn, I attempted some, but didn't stick with it and recently, when a friend of mine said she had spent her day unraveling sweaters, I thought, I must get on this bandwagon again! So, I found this helpful tutorial, by a lady who is a genius, went to Goodwill, spent $5.00 on two sweaters, and this is what came from it:
















Pardon the equipment, I just used what I had! I found this sweater, the tag said 100% Wool. After looking at the pictures, I did feel a little guilty shredding this fine piece of art...but the pictures make the sweater look nicer than it was. I was saving this thing from the landfill, trust me. It was stretched in places, and had holes in others. I started off ripping the main seam, as the tutorial said to look for the "good seam" I did, and then separated the sweater into sections. Then, I started unraveling the sleeves. I wrapped the yarn around a shoe box, then tied it in four places. I repeated the same steps with each sleeve, then the front of the sweater and finally the back. Almost two hours later, I ended up with a little over 1650 feet of gorgeous wool yarn! (The last pictures shows what I was left with, I still need to soak the bundles in hot water to release some of the waviness!) Time well spent I think! Now, what to make out of them???


Anyone have a mitten crochet pattern??!!




6 comments:

Lucas and Levi Boucher said...

cool and thrify!!!

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Popping in from SITS!
I never thought about recycling yarn. hmmm...

Very Cool!

Beth's Blog said...

ah.....I never new you crocheted! I want to learn...really I do.

you should make a cute hat! :)

egt said...

I don't really, I just kinda really got into it, I've done it on and off for a few years. Basically taught myself from youtube videos...there are a lot of good ones. I don't know how to follow a pattern or anything, and the last hat I made looked like the tip of a condom...soooo...still have a lot to learn!

Ms. Sarah said...

that is a great idea. will be sharing with grandmas

happy sits saturday

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

How clever! My sister crochets and would just love this idea. Im going to have to show this to her first thing in the morning.