Spinning has defeated me for the moment, I admit.
Thrifting, however, is making a comeback.
My Vernal Equinox Shawl is being knit from yarn I recycled from one of my own sweaters, one that I loved dearly and wore often until I stained it too badly to be saved. Poof! Now it's yarn.
It occurred to me after getting all that yarn processed that there's a Goodwill about two hundred feet from my bank....
Wednesday when I took my check in, I came home with this:
Women's XL, 100% Merino. The tag said $2.99, and I was perfectly happy with that, but then at the register it turned out that it was a green tag sale day, and I had not noticed the plastic bit of the tag was green, so it was really only 99 cents. Score!
Last night, feeling the sting of spinning rejection, I decided my new ten minutes a day plan would be to turn this sweater into yarn. (I did the purple sweater for the shawl in a long evening, and my arm was wearing out from turning the swift!)
Here's my progress so far. Considerably more than ten minutes a day so far--it took me a little over half anhour last night to get all the seams apart and cut the neckline off of the front--sadly, the V-neck was cut, not knitted in. But I'm saving those scraps as dye testing pieces, as this orange is really not my color. I'm thinking deep chocolate brown....
And then I probably spent another hour unravelling as we were watching TV. Today I did ten minutes before breakfast and then maybe another twenty watching more TV (I'm catching up on FlashForward!). The plan is at least ten a day, not only ten a day!
One more thing--while I was checking content labels and inspecting seams, my husband went and found something else entirely.
Isn't he just adorable?