Thursday, September 24, 2009

Re-skeining


I am frogging my unworn sweaters. It is easier to imagine new projects for old yarn when it is in skeins. 

8 comments:

knitinsage said...

wow.

i have 2 sweaters i'd like to do that to, but have mentally moved on. i was going to give them away.

did you have to sort of reach that point eventually? or have they been sitting there calling you?

Mrs. Lear said...

Knitinsage, the sweaters were not worthy of the yarn, so frogging them was easy. I'm going to organize my yarn armoire so it looks like a yarn pantry!

knitinsage said...

that's a productive way of looking at it -- the sweaters not being worthy of the yarn -- i shall take another look at my two.

i'd love to see pictures of your delicious pantry when you're done! a feast for the knitter's eye ;-)

Kay said...

I am fascinated by the psychology of this. The hopeful spirit that Next Time Will Be Different!

I find it so difficult to rip out old sweaters, physically, because I sew them together very ironclad. So I end up cutting a lot of yarn to get them undone, which I guess is not as much of a problem if the yarn is feltable wool--you can just spit felt it back into continuous yardage. Got any tipz n' trix for taking old sweaters apart?

Dawn said...

I'm in the process of 'repurposing' an old J. Crew aran tunic I got on clearance. In this case, the yarn wasn't worthy of the sweater. Overblockage. Much better suited for a basic cardigan.

My first impression of the unraveled yarn: Get thee to a swift!

Kelly said...

I LOVE frogging sweaters for the yarn. It is just like going yarn shopping without spending any money at all. My mother-in-law grew up in Holland in WWII when there was nothing, and she tells stories about her and her sisters knitting sweaters, ripping and re-kniting becuase there was no yarn.

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh that image of a "yarn pantry" is so lovely!

JANET said...

looking forward to the yarn pantry - I love seeing all of the colors and textures together, like a canning shelf.