What is it about the close of one year and the beginning of a new one that inspires so many of us to turn to housekeeping? I spent a couple of hours yesterday organizing my clothes closet ~ one pile to donate, one pile to discard, and one pile to recycle ~ and for us knitters, recycling takes on a very specific meaning. That's right, I'm planning to unravel these sweaters to re-use the yarn.
While some of you may cringe at the thought of my unravelling these sweaters, I'm feeling pretty stoked and inspired to knit with these yarns again. In order, from top to bottom, these sweaters are my Sea Pines pullover, Gray Day pullover, Caramel cardigan, and Beacon Hill cardigan.
Yes, I've decided to unravel four sweaters which translate into many hours of knitting time and many yards of yarn, but these pullovers and cardigans have been languishing in my closet over the last few years because they're either too large or too small.
So, as I say goodbye to 2013, I'm welcoming the new year with a renewed energy toward my knitting and blogging. As one of my goals for 2014 is to be more economically creative, being able to recycle these sweaters' worth of Cascade Cloud, Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage, and Patons Classic Wool is getting me off to a great start. I wonder how many of you plan to do something similar? I'd love to hear about your recycling projects.