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I love knitting and working with yarn. When I started discovering yarns that weren’t acrylic I didn’t really have the budget to buy them. I wanted to try dying and felting wool and I wanted to make pretty lace shawls with angora and silk but I was afraid of making a mistake and ruining the investment I had made. I turned to unraveling sweaters that I found at my local thrift stores. I found the actual unraveling process really relaxing and enjoyable and if I accidentally felted some yarn I was trying to dye it wasn’t a big deal. When I ripped a hole in some lace I was knitting I wasn’t going to cry over the $2 worth of angora I had reclaimed. All of the time I spent was more of a learning experience than anything else.

I think everyone should have the opportunity to try new things without a huge investment. Who wants to spend $50 on yarn only to find out that you hate it or that you made a mistake?…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 26
  • Joined April 19, 2012

Favorite materials

yarn, wool, silk, cashmere, angora, cotton, dye, buttons, lace

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About

I love knitting and working with yarn. When I started discovering yarns that weren’t acrylic I didn’t really have the budget to buy them. I wanted to try dying and felting wool and I wanted to make pretty lace shawls with angora and silk but I was afraid of making a mistake and ruining the investment I had made. I turned to unraveling sweaters that I found at my local thrift stores. I found the actual unraveling process really relaxing and enjoyable and if I accidentally felted some yarn I was trying to dye it wasn’t a big deal. When I ripped a hole in some lace I was knitting I wasn’t going to cry over the $2 worth of angora I had reclaimed. All of the time I spent was more of a learning experience than anything else.

I think everyone should have the opportunity to try new things without a huge investment. Who wants to spend $50 on yarn only to find out that you hate it or that you made a mistake? The sweater unraveling process can be really time consuming but you can still reap the benefits of affordable upcycled yarn. There are also other benefits to purchasing upcycled yarn. These include the support to local charitable thrift stores and the earth friendly practice of repurposing old materials.

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