Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Yarn, Yarn, and MORE Yarn!!

A few nights ago, I decided to unravel one of the cashmere sweaters I've bought at Goodwill. Believe it or not, I've found FIVE cashmere sweaters there!!! And each sweater costs less than 3 dollars. You can't beat that! ;)

Here's the pink sweater I've been working on:
Unravelling Cashmere

Lookin' good! :D
I wonder how many ounces of cashmere I'll get out of that sweater?

And I won a few auctions for yarn on eBay.

Here's the vintage poncho kit I won, filled with 100% wool yarn. Nice!
ANOTHER Vintage Poncho Kit

I will NOT be making the poncho. Blech! :P
Maybe I'll make a felted bag....or a blanket for charity. Who knows.....

Another auction I won was for 11 skeins of Plymouth Wildflower DK yarn. Very pretty, very soft, but also very STINKY! The person I won them from is a heavy smoker, so every skein smells like an ashtray.
Plymouth Wildflower DK Fancy - 857 Plymouth Wildflower DK - 61

So, today, I've been airing them out in the sunshine.....turning them over every 20 minutes or so. They're getting better.
Yarn in the Sunshine


Nancy said...

I received some donated yarn that reeked of tobacco smoke. I put it in a net bag and hung it on my deck for over a week. It got better, but I can still smell a touch of smoke. I may try putting it in the sun this summer.

The pink sweater is beautiful, and the yarn is going to be fun to knit. I have a piles of wool sweaters in Space Bags in my garage. When it warms up, I will start frogging them for yarn.

Shandeh said...

Nancy, I got so frustrated. Usually my little sunshine trick works perfectly. But this particular batch of yarn must have been stored in the smoking room! Ha!

So, I put it all in a laundry net bag (just like you), and sprayed it with Febreze. Then, I tossed it in the dryer for about 10 minutes. Then, I put the bag outside in the sunshine again.

It's finally getting better! I'm just glad it's a washable cotton/acrylic blend. If it had been wool, I would have just had to keep putting it outside over and over again.

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