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 Join the unravelution!