The wife, who has taken knitting under her wing, is discovering how cast-off sweaters you might find in a thrift store are really hiding places for balls of yarn. It seems to be working out that way, as the photo to the left shows. Having teased the seams apart, we then spooled the sections into balls, the balls into loops, the loops then soaked and cleaned. Now, she's waiting for the five different sections (front/back/sleeves/turtleneck) to dry. She's got 820 yards of wool yarn to work with, less than four bucks invested (but a fair chunk of time).