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« on: May 08, 2006 04:51:02 PM »

Hey all,
I got sick of buying yarn (and tramping all over town to find yarn stores), so I decided to do a thrift store recycle.

Stage 1
Very large $4 thrift store sweater:

Stage 2

Super thick warm scarf.....

.....and teddy bear for my mom for Mother's Day!

The bear pattern was inspired by spyderbaby's Mr.Dangly pattern.   

Hope you guys like 'em!
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006 07:15:17 PM »

Very sweet teddy!
Did it take you long to undo the sweater?

I've never done any yarn recylcing.

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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006 07:37:16 PM »

Your bear is so cute! And I love that you made it for your mom!

Aw.   Smiley

« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006 11:27:38 PM »

Very sweet teddy!
Did it take you long to undo the sweater?

I've never done any yarn recylcing.

No actually, it didnt take as long as I thought it would.  The annoying part is cutting the seams, which can be hard if the yarn you are working with has varying widths.  I'm not sure how long the whole process took since I did it in bits, but probably about 2 hours total, maybe 3.  Totally worth it, as it probably produced at least 5 skeins  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006 04:30:51 PM »

That bear is impressive!  When you say "inspired," you must really mean inspired, because that looks like it's all you!

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2006 07:01:29 AM »

I've unravled sweaters too, but Socalulu99 did a much better job. You have to be careful to cut only the seams, not the actual sweater.

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