Sunday, March 25, 2007

A few more to rip apart...

Today was the "orange tag sale" at my nearby thrift store. I picked up three more lovelies to rip apart for yarn.

The top sweater is an American Eagle Outfitters wool with an occasional stripe of a metallic green. Since it looks and feels new, I'm guessing it was a Christmas gift that didn't go over very well. Their loss is my gain...it will make great hats and/or bags.

The middle layer is a yummy angora/wool blend. I'm thinking baby hats or ...?

The dark sweater on the bottom is a cotton Talbot's turtleneck. It is also near-new. It's bound for glory as "vegan" hats for sale at Tina's gallery.

I also started ripping on a sweater I thrifted some time ago. I was not able to get a decent shot of it because Ashes insisted on "helping." She was not about to be moved out of the one sunny spot in the house. As soon as I picked her up and placed the sweater on the floor to photograph, she was right back over there! I called, I coaxed, I hissed, I cajoled, and as you can see... she ignored! So this is the best shot of a Gap wool tweed I could get. Thanks, Ashes. At least you're comfortable!


9 comments:

Jessie said...

Is it possible for you to maybe give some instructions on how to take apart a sweater? Id love to do this but I dont know where to start.

Jan-Knit said...

Hi, Jessie....
Sure! If you look a little further down on my right side panel, I have a link to a great tutorial by Neauveau Fiber Arts. It's one of the best available! Happy recycling!

magnusmog said...

Good to see someone else has a cat with territory issues. In my house it is safer to let the cat sleep on rather than try to remove the item to be taken apart, from under him :)

Jessie said...

Thanks so much, thats perfect!

beckie said...

I have tried to rip a sweater but aparently do not have the skills. I ended up using a cap sleeve of one sweater as a pocket for a bag- worked great!

cosy said...

you better watch it, they'll take over... (tee hee) love watching your recycling progress.

Zuleika said...

Oh goodness! I forgot I can frog a sweater or something to get yarn! There are tons of thrift store near my house! Thanks for jogging my poor overworked memory. :-)

lisabeth said...

I can't wait to see what you do with these!!

Melissa said...

Never get between a kitty and their sun nap! ;) Can't wait to see what these sweaters become! You are a fiber genius!