Perfectly good sweater; not your taste

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Sat, 02-28-2009 - 2:25pm
Reworking a Sweater:
Alter the neckline, shorten the sweater, etc. of a sweater no longer to your taste
http://www.dawnbrocco.com/2009/02/jens-gifts-reworking-sweaters-icelandic.html



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Wed, 05-06-2009 - 3:15pm
Spring capelet from a oversized sweater:
http://www.threadbanger.com/episode/THR_20090501



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Sun, 06-14-2009 - 4:31pm
Refashion that seater in to a pillow:
http://mymamamadeit.blogspot.com/2009/06/sweater-pillow-tutorial.html



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Sat, 07-18-2009 - 9:19am
How to unravel a sweater so you can reuse the yarn:
http://www.neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html



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Sat, 07-18-2009 - 6:02pm

Carol,


We were talking about this in the office the other day. Here is another web site with instructions:


http://www.fiber-images.com/Free_Things/How_Tos/free_how_to_reuse_yarn.html


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Sat, 07-18-2009 - 7:25pm

In the back of my mind is a wish that I had one of those yarn winders and ball winders. But they are so pricey for someone like me who doesn't knit that much...

Do you have one or the other?



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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 1:48am
Nope, I don't have them either. My mother had them
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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 9:38am
I remember as a child holding skeins for my grandmother. When we weren't there though, I think she used a dining room chair back...



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Catol,


I use a dining room chair also for winding the balls and for making twisted cords. Although this year I broke down and got the gadget for making the cords. It is actually easier and makes a more uniform cord.


Have you made your own cords?


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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 6:06pm

I have: taped the fibers to a table top and twisted away...

I've seen it done with electric drill bits too!



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