I followed feministmama's 1st post on this topic straight to the Salvation Army. I picked up five sweaters for ten bucks. I didn't like the yarn of a couple after I took them apart. One was Shetland wool, factory made, and it had loom breaks every couple of feet (I used to work in a knittingmill- when the thread on the knitting machine breaks, they have to shut down and tie the break back together), so I quickly gave up on that one. I found that the most delicate yarns don't look very nice when they are taken apart. I got one ball of ruby colored wool and enough of a lovely coral-pink cotton with which to make a summer dress for the little one. It's not hard to do, the directions are great, but it was several hours of work to do all those sweaters. It's going to have to be awfully special yarn to get me to do it again.