Friday, November 9, 2012

Joining the Unravelution

I don't know if it's because I'm cheap, because I enjoy vintage items, or because I love one-of-a-kind things, but I love thrift store shopping. There are treasures untold in a Goodwill, Salvation Army, or Saver's store, and I want to go discover them.

While I enjoy perusing just about every section, I always seem to spend a little extra time with the knit sweaters. They're usually machine knit, but I still can't resist the feel and smell of wool, angora, and cashmere. Not too long ago, I was wandering the sweater aisle and admiring a lusciously soft angora and wool blend sweater. The color was beautiful. The halo effect was beautiful. The sweater? Not so beautiful. I bought it. 




Why would I buy a sweater when I don't even like the way it looks? For the YARN, of course. I picked apart the seams, carefully unraveled it, measured it into a hank, washed and dried it. Now I had all this fabulous high-end yarn- 1,100 yards of it! 

I had so much fun, I've done it several more times and started my own Etsy shop in the hopes that someone else who loves high quality fibers might be interested in knitting green with me. 

So if you have a minute, take a look at Reclaimedyarns.etsy.com. Join the unravelution!




2 comments:

  1. I found ya! I have a question about your 60 Quick Knits Cupcake Hat. More specifically, In Round 5 *kfb in next st, k10, PM; rep from *around--96 sts. Don't get the necessity of PM in this round. Please help me understand. Thanks

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    1. Hi! I am not actually the designer of the cupcake hat, so I'm not sure I can help you out with those instructions. I think you're looking for Faith Hale. You might be able to reach her at her blog, http://tonyoakland.blogspot.com/.

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