Happy unplying day!

August 21, 2006 at 7:12 pm | Posted in Reinyarnations | 1 Comment

I have a sweater that I bought cheap. It says it’s 100% silk, but really, it’s a half silk and half acrylic. The silk strands are so thin and delicate that the acrylic was put in there to help hold it all together, I imagine.

So what’s a person to do to unravel all that without ruining the silk and balling it all up unattractively? Since I don’t have a spinning wheel, an old rod from a set of window blinds has been a great help. I secure the silk threads through a small loop at the top, and twirl the rod the wind up the silk, seperating the acrylic strand as I go. It’s working really well, and the silk looks so shiny and beautiful when it catches the light.

Silk yarn on a curtain rod!

The colour’s actually more of a sky blue than it appears in this image, but this was the most non-blurry picture I could get of it, so meh, I’m sure you can all deal. :p

I’ve no idea what I’m going to do with this yarn, honestly. Maybe, if I can handle it being so delicate, it’ll become a lacy scarf someday, or a pair of finely-knit mittens, or something along those lines. In the meantime, it’s just fun to watch the shininess as I twirl the rod. *laughs*

The best part about that image? That’s less than a quarter of a sleeve. The yarn may be thin and delicate, but I’ll sure be getting a good amount of it!


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  1. I have always liked cotton my self.

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