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« Reply #180 on: March 30, 2007 11:38:41 AM »

All of them!!  Grin

Hmmmm... Since I have some awesomely Springtime weather outside.... I say the sweet single ply purples at the top. What are they fiber wise?

No idea LOL!  They're the remains of a VERY big scarf.  They are nice and soft though.  I think I'm going to do the lavendar thing though.  I just got a nice lace book and I'm ITCHING to try out a pattern!

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« Reply #181 on: April 02, 2007 09:09:20 AM »

This is my first recycling project, I've done LOTS since.  I was given this sweaters as a Christmas gift from my old roommate.  It was a bit felted, so difficult to unravel.  It's also been made into a pair of fuzzy feet slippers, but I'm posting a hat that I made from the white parts of the sweater.  It was my first foray into Kool-aide dying, I think it turned out pretty good.  My sister claimed this hat, and my boyfriend claimed the slippers.  There is still enough green left for something else.





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« Reply #182 on: April 08, 2007 10:50:41 AM »

I think I must either be doing something wrong, or I just got very unlucky with the sweaters I picked?

I found 4 wool sweaters at the thrift store to frog.  On all four, the yarn just seems so fragile.  If I pull on it just a tiny bit, not even hard, it breaks.  I'm afraid to spend the time winding these all up if once I start knitting with the yarn, it's going to snap all the time!  Has anyone else had this problem?
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« Reply #183 on: April 08, 2007 10:59:45 AM »

Not personally, but I have heard that if the fibers are in certian situations they can degrade..... like smoking can affect it. Or it could have been drycleaned and it wasn't supposed to be.... the chemicals can make it brittle.
Are they all all breaking? or did you just try one? That is a bummer!
Maybe you should just felt them as is and start a sweater quilt, or make a bag.
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« Reply #184 on: April 08, 2007 11:31:08 AM »

I had that problem with some shetland wool I recycled once. Every time I would try to knot it it would break. I still have some & only use it with another stronger thicker yarn or doubled up & it works fine.
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« Reply #185 on: April 08, 2007 11:35:23 AM »

I bought a couple of sweaters yesterday for cheap - and spent today unravelling them.
I noticed that one of them makes my hands feel really waxy and weird. Should I wash it before I knit it back up?
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« Reply #186 on: April 08, 2007 11:42:08 AM »

The only way that would not be odd is if it was handspun wool..... I have a friend who spins and if it is wool, it always has that waxy feeling knitting up... it's the lanolin from the sheep. If it isn't wool...........yikes!
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« Reply #187 on: April 08, 2007 12:32:35 PM »

I took a closer look, and one of them might be ok...the other 3 seem to be double stranded.  I think that's why they were breaking, because I was trying to separate the two strands and they were really thin.  I think I need to just keep the two together and use the yarn double stranded, like you said, motleycruiser!
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« Reply #188 on: April 11, 2007 05:33:55 PM »

I had a few sweaters that were fragile too so I just felted them real good & I cut flower shapes, etc out of them to use as appliques on bags & other things.
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« Reply #189 on: April 12, 2007 04:34:10 AM »

Here's what I bought over last weekend. Two huge jumpers and a random bag of blue, all from a local thrift shop.





The grey is very fine, and I'll probably make a nice lacy tank top with it. The caramel one is quite chunky, but I don't know what I'm going to do with it next.
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