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« Reply #50 on: January 22, 2007 10:54:06 PM »

very pretty westcoastchica
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« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2007 12:54:51 AM »

That is a fantastic re-use westcoastchica! wow what a pretty afghan! I have a sweater or two that I am "decomissioning", a chunky gray acrylic that was a test for a pattern that I wanted to try(I learn best by making mistakes!), a blue cotton one that isn't really my colour, a fantastic thriftstore find in fuchia, and maybe the maroon angora too. I have a great sweater that I have loved for years that has a small fair isle pattern, and holes in it from the "previous owner" I wonder if I should give this new life too.........hmmmm
I love this, but I have to remember to lok in the sweater section and not just the craft part of my thrift stores, I always seem to forget lately until I am home! Cheesy i will post if I end up with a creation!
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« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2007 05:27:17 AM »

westcoastchica, I love logcabin afghans!

I went and swatched my red chenille yesterday.
My husband has been saying how much he loves it.
I hated it!
I generally LOVE chenilles.
Anyways, I went ahead and swatched it on my USM...and it machine knits like a dream...little surprise since the original sweater was done on a machine.
So, mine will be machine knit as soon as I can get a good row guage on it.
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« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2007 10:43:09 AM »

Hello

I used a double strand of a recycled cotton charcoal sweater to get about a dk weight and used it to make a calorimetry on size six needles (instead of the recommended 8's, as almost everyone has found it too large)
And it did end up just a bit big, so I cast on again, this time with one strand of the charcoal and one strand of another recycled wool in a light teal color, and I'm adjusting the size.

I love recycled yarn.
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« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2007 12:40:39 PM »

mmmm sounds yummy  Vainparade! Can't wait to see pics!
diosaperdida, I think that is HIGHLY appropriate that you are using a machine! LOL at least you will get something you want out of it! Cheesy
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« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2007 01:46:25 PM »

You guys totally conned me. I just got back from spending 20 bucks on 3 sweaters. I'll take pics later, but I got a tan tweed which I may not tear up cuz its already cute, some grey mohairish stuff with tweed and gold metal flecks, and an amazing earthy sweater made from 100% wool from Nepal Smiley
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« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2007 02:08:38 PM »

I think Frankenknitting something should totally count in too, anybody with me?
We could change it to the Recycled Sweater KAL  Grin

http://www.frankenknits.com/
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/FEATwin06FK.html

Because sometimes sweaters ARE just to nice to frog (but not usually) Cheesy
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« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2007 05:01:51 PM »

I'm SO in! I LOVE recycling sweaters! I think I've recycled about 10 so far. I've made Starsky, Rogue, two lap blankets, a baby sweater, and i'm currently working on a Log Cabin blanket using yarn from 5 different sweaters in the tan/beige/brown colour family. A whole afghan for less than $12 CDN. And they're all wool or wool-blends so it's SUPER warm.


Just yesterday, I cast on the Arctic Diamonds Stole from the current Interweave knits... I'm using some periwinkle blue fingering weight 100% Shetland wool from a recycled sweater ($1.99 CDN, w00t). I should go take a picture!

wow - thats a lot of projects from 5 sweaters!
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« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2007 05:08:47 PM »

yes I agree, Conley that is a great way to recycle sweaters! why the heck shouldn't it be in a recycled yarn KAL.........it IS recycling yarn!
Just cuz you can't knit it into another object'd art dosen't mean that it cant be one when it is cut and created!
Good call!
I really want to go to the thrift store now and shop..................but I am on a stash diet, and I think that this would count...........dam   Tongue
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« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2007 07:27:28 PM »

yes I agree, Conley that is a great way to recycle sweaters! why the heck shouldn't it be in a recycled yarn KAL.........it IS recycling yarn!
Just cuz you can't knit it into another object'd art dosen't mean that it cant be one when it is cut and created!
Good call!
I really want to go to the thrift store now and shop..................but I am on a stash diet, and I think that this would count...........dam   Tongue

Its only stash if you unwind it and put it with rest. If you put it somewhere else in your house its emergency reserves.  Grin
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