There was a lot of interest in August on using repurposed yarn for sweaters. What is repurposed yarn? It’s yarn you unwind from another garment and use for a “new” one! It’s a great way to “find” yarn for a project and spend little money. It may be your own sweater that you no longer wear because the style is out-of-date, or it may no longer fit. It may be a sweater that you find at a thrift store, or it may be a half-knit, unfinished item from an unknown donor. But, just how do you identify these sweaters? And how do you take them apart? And what do you do with that yarn once it’s in a pile on the floor? (Pile on the floor???)
Member Vicki Basham is an expert at using recycled yarn. She even knit her KAL sweater using some. Vicki will show us how she finds sweaters, identifies their ripping potential and prepares the yarn to knit a successful new garment.
If you have a “recycled” sweater, or one that may have some repurposing potential, we welcome your bringing it along to Show and Tell.
**We will also discuss the progress on our sweaters. Be prepared to tell us something, good or bad, easy or difficult regarding the yarn, pattern, or whatever, about the sweater you are making with the idea of giving others lessons learned or ideas for their next sweater.** Especially be prepared to tell us if there is any help you need from the group to finish up your sweater by the November meeting.
Dates and Locations:
The NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, October 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 2500 Soquel Ave. (Dinner beforehand for those who wish at Jeffery’s on Soquel.)
The DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, October 18, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Vintage Faith Church (aka The Abbey), the large brick church at the corner of Mission and Highland. From Highway 1 North, Highland is the first right after the light at the top of the hill where Highway 1 merges into Mission Street. Parking lot is the first right turn off Highland. From Highway 1 (Mission Street) South, turn left at the light on Walnut to Escalona. Turn right on Escalona to its end at Highland. Parking lot is across Highland. Enter through the Office; our meeting is straight ahead in The Fireside Room. (Lunch afterwards for those who wish at Zachary’s downtown on Pacific Avenue.)