Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Recycled Silk Sari Yarn

This is some yarn I recently purchased from eBay. This yarn was spun from the remnants of silk leftover from a factory that makes saris for women in India. Anyway, these remnants are collected and then spun by women so that they can support themselves. The colors are wild, kind of like color crayon vomit. The yarn does contain some debris and there is quite a variety of texture and thickness. As a result, it doesn't show patterns well and is best suited for plain patterns (like those that would be used with many of the Noro yarns). I'm currently working on a cardigan with it. Because it dose not have the elasticity of most yarns I'll have to wait and see how it turns out. The completed garment may be too heavy or stiff to be worn comfortably. In which case I'll use the remaining skeins for more purses.


Blogger Heide said...

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5:22 PM  
Blogger Baa Bonny Belle said...

Yeah Heide...you go girl. Good to see you have your blog up and running. Some of the best tips I've seen for blogs (html coding, buttons, fun things) has been at the Knitty Coffeeshop Board. Those gals will help anyone who asks.

The purses are lovely. I have to say, anyone can go out and buy a gift at Tram-Law (WalMart as per my MIL) or such, but can just anyone knit a purse. Heck no.

So, you're a stasher too. He-He. Not only do we having knitting in common, but yarn stashing and "chickens". We have 12 at this time, along with 7 ducks. Quite the little farm.

Happy knitting...Sherrill

10:07 PM  

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