Remember my big all o'yarn?
This is what happens when you wind the yarn off of the giant ball, soak it in the tub for a while and then convince it not to be so curly. And by convince, I mean hang it from the towel bar in the shower such that it is in long hanks with a piece of PVC pipe running through the bottom of the loops and then suspend two milk jugs full of water to stretch them until they dry.
So now what? I have a lot of yarn from that sweater, and although I've only straightened about half of it, that's still a lot of yarn. I think it's destined, in part, to be these socks. Cute no? It may be a bit too scratchy, but at this point, only knitting them up and finding out will tell.