Saturday, February 14, 2009

FIRST SWEATER UN DONE

I got the first of my sweaters 'done' today. The machine made sweaters are proving to be more difficult for me to deal with, but the sweater that I made is all unraveled. I switched to a shorter center section for my Niddy Noddy that produces around a one yard length for each complete wrap. It is much more manageable.

Here is the pile that used to be my sweater
I let the yarn soak in "Soak" soap for an hour or two.
All of the yarn of what used to be my sweater is now hanging in the basement. The original idea was to put cans in the bottom of the yarns to pull them a little taunt. I found that too much of a balancing act. I thought of my seldom used pattern weights, and my shower curtain rings that I used to hang rulers etc, in my old studio. Viola' works great. I put them on the most crinkly, because I didn't have enough weights for every hank of yarn.

4 comments:

Debra said...

This has to be satisfying knowing that you can reuse the yarn.

Rian said...

What a great little contraption that is!

Sheri said...

I love the idea of reclaiming yarn. Thanks for showing us how.

Soo said...

What a great post. Knitting is the king of reduce reuse recycle!!