Some sweaters that were ancient, were cut up and used as dusting rags. [You know that wool is great for dusting.] Some sweaters were cut up and sewn into children's sweaters or baby soakers. Other sweaters were raveled--or incorrectly: unraveled [sic.], and the wool was skeined and washed and wound into balls, and used for a new sweater.
What was this process called? Definitely NOT recycling. NOT re-purposed, NOT redone...My great aunts, grandmothers, and aunts called it: "I'm going to take this sweater apart and make another one".
Well, I took a sweater apart, wound it into balls...skeined it...and washed it [to get the knitting kink out] and hung it to dry.
This yarn is ready to be skeined, not much left to do...
Skeined on the niddy-noddy
They are ready for their cleansing bath...
Hanging out to dry...
I'll leave you with this:
"But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap sparingly; and He which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully." II Corinthians 9:6
In His hands, ^__^