I can't help myself, I have a go at everything! I recently became inspired by a fantastic knitting resource called Ravelry . This site has free patterns for everything you could ever want to knit or crochet. It's unbelievable! I have done knitting over the years but my repertoire has been limited to very basic patterns such as scarves, beanies and basic pullovers. Now I have this amazing resource but I don't have the cash to buy new yarn. As our budget is limited and I like to be as eco-conscious as possible, I decided once again to use thrifted or recycled materials. Op-shops are a great source of so many things, and yarn is one of them. Sure you can pick up odd balls of yarn, but a great way to get lots of the same sort is to harvest it from ready made items. Men's jumpers are great for this. I started to unravel this one before I thought to photograph it but suffice to say it was a large basic jumper. It was hand made so the seams were pretty easy to unpick. Once that was done it was just a matter of rolling it into balls.
Wow! I got 15 balls, 900 grams of what appears to be pure wool. For only $4! Can't get better than that!!!!!!!