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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2007 07:42:10 PM »

when I saw the first picture I saw spaghetti and meatballs (and thought that this post was a creative rendition of it)
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2007 10:49:00 PM »

Yeah, I usually do lots of small projects from my frogged sweaters--mainly because I usually end up with lots of small balls. A cashmere hat would be really nice...

It does sort of look like spaghetti and meatballs, doesn't it! Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2007 05:24:04 AM »

Hmmm..I usually just have a few larger balls.
I have been meaning to take a photo of the yarn that I'm using too.
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2007 06:23:49 AM »

Now that I know the trick about tying the skeins in several places I expect to have bigger balls. (Hmm. That's sounds funny!)
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2007 09:26:39 AM »

Now that I know the trick about tying the skeins in several places I expect to have bigger balls. (Hmm. That's sounds funny!)

Its always good to have bigger balls, at least that's what I hear.  Wink
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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2007 11:56:44 PM »

I went thrift store shopping today and got a few sweaters to unravel.  My favorite is a lovely blue one that is 65% Angora (rabbit hair) and 35% nylon.  It is SO soft, you wouldn't believe.  But I don't know much about this fiber, is angora rabbit hair similar to mohair in patterns, you think?

I was thinking of making the Invisible scarf or Branching Out with it.

Well, wish me luck, I'm going to try to unravel it tomorrow, I hope it works ok because I love the yarn.  Maybe the nylon in it will make it stronger?  I'm sure I'll have some little balls and will do some swatches and post pics when I do.
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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2007 10:20:54 AM »

Oh I want to join...I just have to figure out someplace to get some affordable old sweaters. Unfortunately garage sale season is not yet upon us. Goodwill is alright, but Value Village is way to expnsive for my tastes. Who wants to pay 7 dollars for a used sweater?!
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2007 11:23:10 AM »

Angora is softer than mohair...Word of caution..it could be a bit tough to rip out....maybe the nylon content will help matters some?

Actually SlickMariaVic...it would be very hard to get a sweaters worth of yarn for 7 dollars...so I wouldn't mind.
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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2007 11:26:01 AM »



As I mentioned, my husband and I are sharing this yarn. This is just a small portion of it.
The swatch in progress is Bill's knitting. He's swatching for a hat he's making for me with his part of the yarn.
He is using a size 4 needle..I may have to use a three then, because he knits more tightly than I do.
I originally said MUCH more tightly..but he has managed to overcome that obstacle.
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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2007 03:14:48 PM »

Here is the angora/nylon sweater I got yesterday for $3.75.





I started unraveling it, this is just a bit of the sleeve before it broke, but I might do just a swatch with it.



Now, tell me if this sounds good, I'm going to soak it in room temperature/lukewarm water for awhile (an hour?  more?  less?) then hang it with something heavy hanging from it to dry, then wind it into a ball? 

It's so soft, I love it.  And it didn't even shed that much when I was unraveling it.  It's a little pilled under the arms, and a little bit of the angora is worn away on the front and back, but that's it.  I'm hoping to get some good, long pieces from the front and back.

Thanks and wish me luck again.  Wink
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