You all know how much I LOVE to recycle yarn. It's pretty much the only yarn I knit with. I sometimes use my respun yarn, like if I'm selling the item, I sometimes dye my yarn, and I sometimes straighten my yarn, or any combination of the above.
I've got three kids that I unschool, so I'm a fairly busy gal with kids around me all day to entertain, micromanage (I'm working on that one) and keep fed and healthy, so I REALLY like efficient knitting. That's why I knit using the magic loop...no seams to sew up....no pieces to put together bla bla bla....well, I think I've found the ultimate in frugal, efficient knitting......
Yes, that's right folks, I'm knitting directly from my sweater stash. All I did to prepare my yarn was take the sweater apart (well I dyed it too, but thrifted sweaters come in a variety of colors so you don't need to know how to dye). It would take 15 minutes with a seam ripper and you're ready to knit! no rolling it into balls, no respinning, no setting the twist etc...who cares if the yarn's a bit curly? " Not I", said the lazy...er...efficiant knitter ;)
Now, this would not be practical of course with a huge piece of thrifted sweater (especially if you want to take it with you to knit on the go), this was just a cuff, I had already prepared the rest of the arm into balls for knitting, but I got bored with where I was on my piece so I decided to work on another part but I didn't want to break my yarn to work from the ball, so I grabbed the cuff and went right at it! Brilliant if I do say so myself ;)
Happy lazy knitting!