Tuesday, June 8, 2010
jumpers to recycle
At a guess... I would have to say that I've unravelled between 70 and 80 jumpers.
Maybe more, but definitely not less.
It would be interesting to know the exact figure... but somewhere along the way I stopped counting.
At first I planned to keep quite detailed records. I was going to take photos of the original garment, to make note of the fibre types and quantities, and photos of what I made from the reclaimed yarn.
But then I got way more interested in playing with the yarn... and forgot to take details. Not that it really matters, I'm just curious - and it would be fun to look back over my adventures.
Never mind - I guess that's what my blog is for!
Often when I search for suitable garments to recycle, I come home empty-handed. And then there's days like this...
Six perfect pieces.
"Someone's going to be warm this winter" comments the lady behind the counter.
I just smile and nod in agreeance. I used to excitedly explain my plans for reclaiming the yarn... but most people just look at me as though I am entirely mad, or creating the greatest sin to mankind by unravelling another crafter's hard work.
So I keep my mouth closed... and skip home to tell you guys all about it!