I like to scrounge at my local Goodwill & Salvation Army for sweaters to recycle. You know, unravel, and use the yarn for something else - usually I find a sweater that's got cool yarn potential, but hideous design...or even, good design & good yarn, but not a good match.
I've had varying degrees of success with this, LOL, but here's my latest, and I'm REALLY pleased with it!
<---My daughter's head is graciously making an appearance there... ;-) And here's the TWO strands of yarn I got out of it...
The tag on the garment read "Wool, Cotton & Acrylic" - and it so happened that the funky, uneven, multicolored yarn was the wool, and the solid pink was the cotton/acrylic blend - and that's SO cool! I don't know how to felt yet, or haven't had the urge to experiment, perhaps...so while I think that wool yarn would make a neat felted ... something.... I am holding off for the moment.
Here are some of the balls I got out of it - I actually got quite a lot of yarn from this sweater, it unraveled VERY easily. For Once.
So, I'm still waiting for the inspiration to hit for what to make from this harvest; the sweater was $1, so I definately think I've got my money's worth! I may just cast it on different needles from time to time, and see what comes of it...perhaps the yarn will tell me what it REALLY wants to do. (smile)