Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Grab it while you can…

Time, that is.

DH is sailing tonight and DD is at a track meet, so I'm on my own. Free time, wow.
And I actually got out for a ride this morning. It's been another week since I've been out on my bike and today was gorgeous!

I thought I'd take the time now to document… My First Yarn Reclamation Project!

I picked up an American Eagle Outfitter turtleneck sweater, size M, at Goodwill for 5 bucks. It's a really soft and pretty yellow knit. It was nicely constructed, so I figured I would take a stab at frogging - a whole sweater!

To be Frogged

69% wool, 19% angora rabbit hair, 12% nylon. Doesn't it look soft? I started with the collar, then the side and sleeve seams. It was well put together.

Reclaimed wool - collar before

Reclaimed wool - front before

Reclaimed wool

Reclaimed wool - sleeve

And about an hour and a half later…

Reclaimed wool - 300 gm

300 grams of YARN! I've actually ordered myself a Lendrum niddy noddy and will skein the yarn, soak it and then try and figure out how much yardage I have. I've already done that with a two yard section and it wraps at 10-11 wraps per inch.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to knit. :)


Anonymous said...

That's a nice-looking yarn. Isn't recycling sweaters so much fun?

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