Monday, April 27, 2009

Taking the plunge



Starting May 1rst a new Wardrobe refashion period starts, so I'm pledging to buy no new clothes between May 1rst and July 1rst. This probably won't be too hard for me since I have a tonne of clothes and don't buy a lot these days anyhow, but I've already been doing this kind of thing for awhile, particularly recovering yarn from un-loved and languishing thrift store sweaters. Feel free to join in with me!

5 comments:

nicola said...

thanks for visiting my blog. this is right up my ally. does not buying new clothes also mean not buying "new" used clothes?
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

elaida said...

Thrift store shopping is completely acceptable for this thank goodness. It's too good a time of the year for sweaters (and thus yarn) to pass up the thrift stores!

nicola said...

oh, good. we are in the middle of a no-buying-new challenge and it is going so well! it has been an amazing lesson and i think a permanent change for us.
i am a beginner knitter and have plenty of yarn for my beginner needs, but if and when i ever improve....did you find a tutorial you followed for unraveling sweaters to re-use?

elaida said...

If you are really getting into knitting you should join ravelry - such great resources to be found there. There is a group called "Thrifty Knitters" with a lot of great information. The best tutorial I found was at http://www.neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html, though at thrifty knitters there are a lot of links to additional tutorials, as well as cheap ways to make handy knitting tools from objects you probably already have!

nicola said...

thanks!