Sunday, February 10, 2008

Thrifty frogging

Sophie, Fiona and I frogged a thrift-store sweater yesterday. There were moth-holes in it, but it was lovely soft fingering-weight lambswool, so we deemed it well worthwhile. We picked seams, untangled selvages, did the rip-it, rip-it thing that gives frogging its name, wound the reclaimed yarn and weighed it. It was a great activity for a quiet Saturday with mushy snow outside and head-colds inside. We ended up with 135 grams of wool that we'll do something nice with.

6 comments:

  1. What a good idea!! We shop at thrift stores all the time and have reclaimed buttons or used larger fabric to sew a smaller item, but we'd never thought of this!

    Of course, it would probably help if I learned to knit properly first :-/

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  2. Wow. I've never thought of doing that. What a great idea!

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  3. KievMama5:46 am

    I didn't know it was possible to do that! Neat!

    PS I finally started a blog: http://travelshifts.blogspot.com

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  4. One of the many reasons I need to find a good thrift store nearby! I can't wait to try it!

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  5. I've been trying to find a sweater to do this with...

    What did the seams look like inside? Was it easy to determine that they weren't just cut and then sewn?

    Great find.

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  6. Hi Laura, to my uneducated eye it wasn't easy to tell. I took a look with a hand-held magnifier (this was at home -- I don't carry magnifiers with me when I go to thrift stores as a rule) and couldn't see any obvious cut ends. So we picked apart a bit of a seam and tried a bit ...

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