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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007 12:01:22 PM »

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my little knitted firefly spaceship used a little less than one skein of yarn.

Ooh!  Do you have a pattern for that?  I'm making my husband a Jayne hat and I'd love to give him his own ship to go with it.

I took notes, but I'm trying to decipher just what I meant when I wrote it, I'm still fairly new to knitting and just starting to be able to read patterns.  As soon as I have it figured out the pattern will be posted (or at least the notes if I get frustrated and just scan by hadnwriting in)

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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007 12:20:03 PM »

You guys are the best!  What wonderful ideas.  I think I'll have to get that Stitch Diva pattern.  I also was thinking I need to get the adorable little critters from Crafy Alien, you know those?  They are soooooo cute!
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2007 12:27:08 PM »

I totally agree, those crafty alien toys are the cutest. I love the little fox but have never knitted a toy before so I may start off with one of the kits if I can find time in my knitting schedule...
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2007 12:39:15 PM »

I have wanted those Crafty Alien patterns for such a long timed!  But I would just make them because they are cute.  Once made they would collect dust.  My son has no interest in stuffed animals.  Maybe I can collect them and I'll have a nice gift for the next person to have a baby! 
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2007 12:56:12 PM »

If any of the colors look nice together (or even not) in similar weights, you may work up enough yardage to make a striped or crazy fair-isle sweater. That's my grand plan for all the odds and ends I bought back when I thought 200 yards would get me somewhere...
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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2007 03:54:55 PM »

There's always scarflets and mittens.  I tend to have the same problem sometimes, but have found enough to make short-sleeved shrugs with lacy patterns before.
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2007 12:04:23 PM »

Here's one I'm about to start, if you have 2 skeins of some sport weight.
http://knitpicks.com/Hat+Trick_PD50528220.html
The pattern is downloadable for $1.29 and I have 2 balls of some really inexpensive cashmere blend coming from Elann.com.
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2007 12:10:50 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=132687.0

Here's a link to another discussion about the things you can make with very little yarn. I'm not sure if there's anything in there that hasn't already been said, but it's wotth a look.

And how about coffee cup sleeves? They're fun, great for gifts (Christmas is coming) and use far less that a whole skein.
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2007 10:21:13 AM »

Ooh this has always been my problem! Where I live it's a bit difficult to find good yarns. Most there would be limited choices and price a little over my college student budget lol so my stash is basically full of one or two odd balls of yarn.

I make a lot of cozies (I think any little electronic device in my home gets one lol-cellphone, my Creative Zen, MP3 players, CD players, flashdiscs, you name it... hmm probably I should make one for flashlights and computer mouses too lol), cute toys (oh I LOVE toys!), arm warmers, eye mask (trouble sleeping in even the slightest light), small purses (coin purses, make up, pencil case, glasses case, etc), and belts.
I think stripes is a good idea. VERY good idea.

Oh and I'm planning on knitting a book cover. I love making my own journals and blank books, so... I think it'd make an interesting cover Grin

How about coasters? Bath puffs? Felted bowl? Jewelry? Mouse pillow thingy (thought I saw a pattern somewhere...)?
Even maybe a little pillow for sleeping in (boring) classes? lol I feel like I'm going to receive evil looks from some teachers here Tongue
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