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« Reply #70 on: December 23, 2009 07:09:40 PM »

How does one make plarn?  And what, exactly, is it?  My guess is plastic yarn ...
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« Reply #71 on: December 23, 2009 07:36:13 PM »

I'm curious as well.... that was my guess too.  Tongue  like, out of plastic bags or something???
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« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2009 07:37:30 PM »

Yup yup, just looked it up.
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« Reply #73 on: December 23, 2009 07:44:21 PM »

I'm personally hoping for reclaimed cotton yarn, but the plarn is a good idea to add to the list. I keep looking at said list and thinking, "Hmmm...I want that...and that...oh, and that would be useful too.." Smiley
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« Reply #74 on: December 23, 2009 08:16:15 PM »

I'm personally hoping for reclaimed cotton yarn, but the plarn is a good idea to add to the list. I keep looking at said list and thinking, "Hmmm...I want that...and that...oh, and that would be useful too.." Smiley

Ha!  Yeah, I'm the same way.  So many awesome ideas! 

I'm willing to take addendum to questionnaires, and of course, you can just let your partner know when you are partnered!
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« Reply #75 on: December 23, 2009 08:35:29 PM »

I think my biggest challenge will be remembering I am crafting something to help someone BE frugal, not just making a frugal craft. Does that make sense?


I'm interested in finding out how to reclaim yarn from a sweater if I get paired with a yarnie type. I think that would be cool.
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« Reply #76 on: December 23, 2009 08:37:51 PM »

I think my biggest challenge will be remembering I am crafting something to help someone BE frugal, not just making a frugal craft. Does that make sense?


I'm interested in finding out how to reclaim yarn from a sweater if I get paired with a yarnie type. I think that would be cool.

Ask and ye shall receive!  Smiley - http://www.neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html  I'm currently using this tutorial to reclaim wool from a very ugly brown Britches sweater ... great wool that will (hopefully) become wool dryer balls or possibly a scarf with pretty embellishments.  Maybe both!  So far, so good, though I'm wondering what, exactly, I wash the yarn in ... Woolite, maybe?
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« Reply #77 on: December 23, 2009 08:43:46 PM »

I think my biggest challenge will be remembering I am crafting something to help someone BE frugal, not just making a frugal craft. Does that make sense?


I'm interested in finding out how to reclaim yarn from a sweater if I get paired with a yarnie type. I think that would be cool.

Ask and ye shall receive!  Smiley - http://www.neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html  I'm currently using this tutorial to reclaim wool from a very ugly brown Britches sweater ... great wool that will (hopefully) become wool dryer balls or possibly a scarf with pretty embellishments.  Maybe both!  So far, so good, though I'm wondering what, exactly, I wash the yarn in ... Woolite, maybe?
I've always heard that is the best tut on the web for reclaiming sweater yarn.

More about plarn if anyone is interested:
This is my first time making plarn, and its super easy!  Ive read it makes an excellent entryway rug because its super sturdy and you can scrap your boots on it. Apparantly it can be put in the washer, but not the dryer(it might melt!)
Heres a tut on how to make plarn(how do I hyperlink) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdTm2V4ssvY
You could probably use it for anything you normally crochet, but Plarn is supposed to be really good for lots of other things too like:
Reusable shopping bags
Soap dishes
Coasters
Funky jewelry
Im addicted to crochet the past few months, and even though my yarn stash is huge, Ive been buying a lot of yarn too. In the new year Im going to be crocheting a lot from t-shirts, reclaimed fabric, and plarn to save money(and feed my habit!
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« Reply #78 on: December 23, 2009 08:52:27 PM »

I've always heard that is the best tut on the web for reclaiming sweater yarn.

More about plarn if anyone is interested:
This is my first time making plarn, and its super easy!  Ive read it makes an excellent entryway rug because its super sturdy and you can scrap your boots on it. Apparantly it can be put in the washer, but not the dryer(it might melt!)
Heres a tut on how to make plarn(how do I hyperlink) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdTm2V4ssvY
You could probably use it for anything you normally crochet, but Plarn is supposed to be really good for lots of other things too like:
Reusable shopping bags
Soap dishes
Coasters
Funky jewelry
Im addicted to crochet the past few months, and even though my yarn stash is huge, Ive been buying a lot of yarn too. In the new year Im going to be crocheting a lot from t-shirts, reclaimed fabric, and plarn to save money(and feed my habit!


I am eying my stash of plastic bags as we speak!  Thanks so much for the link, pixieval! 
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« Reply #79 on: December 23, 2009 09:00:45 PM »

I would love a kit/recipes on making household cleaners! I've wanted to replace my Comet, Endust, and 409 for a long time, but don't really know how to get started. Weak, I know,  Undecided

I also would like a soap saver, I've only used my mom's handmade soap for the last 12 years, and as we haven't had a soapmaking day together in oh.... maybe a year and a half.... our stash is finally dwindling! Bad news.

One thing I made a ton of this holiday season is flax seed warmer bags, aka 'warmy sacks'. Really good for chronic pain and cold beds. I find when I use mine instead of going to the Motrin right away, I often don't have to take anything.

Anyway, I see tons of stuff I'd love, and getting some good ideas.
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