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Topic: Winter Pine Sachets - from the Purl Bee  (Read 1671 times)
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« on: April 18, 2010 07:18:46 AM »

I spent this weekend knitting these lovely tree sachets as part of an angel package I'm sending.  The pattern is from The Purl Bee (you can find it here).  The original pattern called for fingering weight yarn, but instead, I used worsted weight scraps leftover from knitting diaper soakers.

The pattern was a quick knit (about 1 1/2 hours each, including all the finishing time) and I think they turned out super cute!



This was turned out to be a great destashing project.  I only used odds and ends of skeins for the actual knitting, but I also used about half of a bag of crystal fill I had from our wedding (almost three years ago!).  I filled each sachet with dried lavender, too, which I have in abundance. 

I have a ton of dried herbs and a huge stash of miscellaneous skeins of yarn, I think I may keep on knitting these!
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010 09:12:09 PM »

What is a "Winter Tree Sachet"? I'm having a senior moment.

They look good and all, just wondering what they could be used for.
Doorstops perhaps?
(Except they don't look exactly big enough.)

Strange name for book-ends.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010 09:56:33 PM »

These are so sweet! What a fantastic way to use up stray scraps of green. I can almost smell them, must add to my queue.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010 02:02:20 PM »

I love these!   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010 05:47:56 PM »

I have so many teeny tiny balls (aka knotted blobs) of leftover yarn that I just can't part with. This is such a great way to use up some of that stash!

You could also make blue ones...they would look like little rain drops Smiley. Great gift idea too!

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010 04:00:04 AM »

Don't know what these are for either - but they are so cute, and the colors are lovely! I guess they are winter decoration?
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010 04:49:23 AM »

Don't know what these are for either - but they are so cute, and the colors are lovely! I guess they are winter decoration?

I think you could safely stick them anywhere! In linen closets, in lingerie drawers, on a bookcase, near the cat litter box... Smiley  I've got plans to make more since these were simple and fun to make!
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2010 03:21:21 AM »

These look great - and they look like an easy, quick way of using up yarn scraps AND they're useful! Great idea.

What's crystal fill though?
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2010 11:54:11 AM »

Maybe I called it the wrong thing.  I've found it online as Colorfill and it's primarily used for floral arrangements.  The original instructions suggested beans--I think you could use anything as long as it was fairly heavy and was large enough to not slip through tiny holes.
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