Posts Tagged ‘recycled’

Seems I’ve been making yarn more than I’ve been knitting lately!  I think it’s the lovely spring weather.  I’ve been spending a lot of time at our local park with my son and my spindle.  And as a result, I have plarn:

 This one is two spun plies of plarn plied  with a couple threads of reclaimed wool.  It ended up stronger than unspun plarn, but the plying seems to have kept this a bit softer than my previous experiments with spinning plarn.

I also  have more reclaimed/repun yarn all finished:

These (and a few more) are all up on my etsy shop.  Please take a look if you’re so inclined.

I had some fun with our left over Easter Egg dye, too.  I don’t know what this will end up as.  So many possibilities.  I could sort the colors out or spin up all the spring colors together.  Any ideas out there?

I promise a loom knitting post next time.  Maybe even a pattern soon.


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Well I’ve taken the plunge and opened an Etsy shop.  Right now I’ve got exactly one listing up, lol.  I think I’ll be posting mostly recycled yarn for the time being.  Anyone who knows me, though, knows I have a fairly long history of crafting.  Much of the eighties was spent on pottery.  During the ninties, I made stained glass and spent a lot of energy on craft shows and festivals.  For the first decade of the new millenium so much of my creative energy went into family (kids, homeschooling, house repair and demolition, gardening, etc.) that my crafting was casual at best.  But I’ve been gradually emerging into a more productive crafting mode!

So if you’d like to visit my shop, feel free to stop by:


I’ve got soft and squishy reclaimed cashmere that just begs to be touched.  I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be able to let it go.

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