Thursday, February 19, 2009

Recycle that!

More and more I'm discovering people who, like me, are obsessed with recycling sweaters. We buy them buy the armful, stash them in corners of our house, and may or may not have panicked when the cat mistook them for a bed. We fill up the bathtub to wash them, and prioritize sweaters before showers.

There are SO many great resources out there. The more time I spend thinking about recycling sweaters, the more amazed I am at the resources. I am going to work on compiling them over the next few weeks, but for now I thought I'd show you my favorites.

The Twice Sheared Sheep has a great tutorial and also great yarn for sale.

Of course there is a yahoo group for everything...

This downloadable booklet is GREAT. I highly recommend it.

There are also a ton of resources on Ravelry, including:

Thrifty Knitters


and Raveler's Recycled Knits and Crochets, just for starts!

There are also great youtube videos that show you how to start seams, and other techniques.

And, of course, once you get all that yarn you have to store it. has a great yarn label to print out, and organize your new stash with!

If you have other resources, let me know, and I'll start making that list!

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