Because I enjoy incorporating fun textural yarns into the kids’ afghans I crochet for charity, I was very happy to find these three pretty-colored chenille sweaters when I recently visited Sal’s.
Luckily, green just happened to be the half-off tag color on that day, so they were only $2.00 a piece! After weighing the pile of sweaters, two and a half pounds, and allowing about 10% for waste during unraveling, I figure my chenille yarn cost me only $2.75 per pound. Yay!
I can hear you thinking, “But you still have to unravel those sweaters before you have any yarn.” What you don’t know is that if I take apart a sweater and start unraveling each piece, my DH will quickly turn these…
into these, while he watches TV or a dvd.
Now you know why I’m more than happy to knit him as many pairs of fingerless mitts and cowls as he wants! lol.