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Topic: What the Hell am I Going to do With All This Recycled Silk Yarn?  (Read 633 times)
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« on: March 13, 2006 10:44:11 AM »

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My knitting obsession took a rather crappy turn recently.  I purchased enough recycled silk on ebay to make two large wraps (one for me and one for my sister).  I really thought I liked the look of it.  But, I've been working with it for several days, and quite frankly I don't think my sister will like it.  I'm not even sure I like it. 

I like the idea of it.  But, in person, I don't think this stuff works for me. 

Now the question is ... what the hell do I do with 1,200 yards of recycled silk??  The only idea I can come up with that sounds remotely appealing is knitting my son a teddy bear, but I don't think the yarn holds up well to wear and I'm not sure it would work for that. 

Man am I bummed. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006 11:29:48 AM »

Yeh...I bought some on Ebay too and it was pretty scratchy, dusty, dirty, and I knew I wouldn't want to wear it next to my skin. I used it for the Unbiased bag from Knitty, another simple purse, and a belt. They were gifts, and all well-received. Of course if you really don't like it, maybe you should sell or swap it instead of putting energy into knitting with it. I say life is too short to knit with yarn you don't like.

Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2006 11:58:58 AM »

send it to me? how much did you pay for it?


well I was going to suggest a pattern, but it was for a bolero and uh, yeah, you don't want to wear it....purses would be great though, remember anything you make you reallly need to line, that stuff stretches out more than you would think
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2006 12:53:02 PM »

I think I'm going to try and sell it locally ... knitting with it makes the little knitter in me scream and cry and jab stitchmarkers up her nose. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006 01:33:25 PM »

I sure know your pain!  I bought a ton on ebay too, and still have like, 7 hanks left oevr.  The sucky ones.  Blah.  I have found if you wash it a lot it softens up a great deal.  It does stretch like there ain't no tomorrow.

Oh, you know what I did to use a ton of it?  I made a couple of big on-the-bias pillows and that worked out nice.  The colors are pretty, and I just stitched up a back for the knitted part and stuffed them. 

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2006 06:47:42 PM »

I was thinking of buying some to make a jacket-type thing, so it wouldn't be next to skin. Is this a bad idea?
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006 01:44:06 PM »

It won't use it all up but do you recall this purse/bag at Knitty?
 http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTunbiased.html
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