Wednesday, October 29, 2008

yeah... yeah... yeah...

I know I made certain promises... to myself and to others... about not purchasing any more garments for recycling...

but I couldn't help myself...

hello... my name is laughing purple goldfish... and I'm an addict

for felting - savers 1008
these ones are for felting... to be made into bags or baskets...

for frogging - savers 1008
and these ones are for frogging...

of course, you understand why I couldn't say no

8 comments:

Sam said...

Lol. If you're going to blow your stash diet, why stop at one?
I've just been talking to a friend about felting jumpers, but they haven't had anything suitable in our local charity shops. They have to be 100% wool, right?

laughing purple goldfish said...

sam - I have only tried felting those which are 100% wool... although I have heard that as long as it is at least 80% wool it should still felt

Kelly (ravelry id: fairieknits) said...

I've been reading your blog for a bit now and you've inspired me to try some yarn recyling too (thanks!). I love all the tips, hints and instructions you've been so kind to give. What I'm wondering is how much money you are generally willing to spend on a sweater that will be recycled? I'm planning a trip this friday to my local thrift store and I want to know what is reasonable to pay for a sweater.
Thanks so much!

laughing purple goldfish said...

kelly - I'm so excited that you are going to give recycling a go... woo hoo! I'm not sure how prices go across the globe, but here in australia I find I pay on average $6 at an op shop... sometimes you find a bargain, other times you spend a bit more for something you love! you might even find that you or a loved one has a garment lurking in the back of their wardrobe which you can attack :)

Kelly (fairieknits) said...

Thanks for the advice. I was thinking that I would bring $20 with me and hopefully leave with three sweaters. I'll let you know how I do!

laughing purple goldfish said...

kelly - yes.. please do... and if you have any questions, ask away :)

Morenna said...

well, the good news is that you're not alone in your failure to resist the sweater recycling urges. The deal I make with myself is that I can only shop in the GoodWill store if I'm also donating stuff.

I've found that recycled sweaters are an incredibly inexpensive way to find lace-weight cashmere to feed my developing lace shawl obsession.

laughing purple goldfish said...

morenna - it's just so hard to resist the lure, isn't it...and of course, you always have to BUY NOW... because it won't be there on your next trip!