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Topic: what to do with all that left-over-on-the-bobbin-yarn?? (ETA finished hat!)  (Read 1976 times)
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« on: November 30, 2010 09:55:25 AM »

I've had an inch, or so, of left-over yarn on my bobbins for months now.
I just attach whatever new fiber I'm working on, to the previous yarn, and spin away.
and whatever doesn't get used from that bunch get's left on the bobbin as well.
see my ever-accumulating dilemma?

well I finally got sick of my cluttered bobbins the other day,
and decided to ply all this abandoned yarn together.
behold...
scraptastica!
44 yards
4 WPI

it's mostly merino.
cochineal dyed, blue, black, red and purple.
and when I ran out of the bobbin yarn,
I went for my stash of knitting yarn!
(I have bundles of left-overs
ranging from one to ten yards)


this chunky masterpiece will lend itself nicely to a thick winter hat!

what do you do with your left-overs?

edit!!
here's the finished hat.
I also used this yarn (sfuzz)


(so much pink! haha)
I think I need to spin up another one of these!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010 10:09:28 AM »

Ohh! That Yarn is so pretty! I think you should make more deliberately. What a nice hat (and scarf) that will make. I hope you show it to us finished!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 10:38:47 AM »

wow, I'd loooove to work with that yarn.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010 11:05:17 AM »

I've been tying on leftover yarns from projects onto a ball of scrap yarn.  It is slowly getting larger.

I love that bulky yarn!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010 03:47:15 PM »

When I ply, I usually end up with a bit left over on one bobbin. I wind it off as a single, set it, and place it in a bowl with all my other little bits of leftovers. I've been using them for tying packages, but Nesse your beautiful yarn has inspired me to make a scrap yarn. I'll let you know how it goes!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010 08:13:11 AM »

that's a pretty darn good idea! I usually use my random bits of left-over knitting yarn to tie parcels. can't wait to see what you come up with!!

oh yeah, I edited the post to include the finished hat! what do you think?
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011 01:28:11 PM »

So awesome. so awesome.  so awesome.

I love the hat.  I usually ply ends with other ends lying around, and make tiny skeins for making tiny creatures, but maybe... I should try it your way.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011 01:22:48 PM »

Looks great!  It always amazes me how random colors from scrap projects come together and look amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011 03:50:10 PM »

astormorray, do try it!

nikschaf, I concur! although I'm not all too surprised, because my best colour combinations tend to happen when I'm not thinking so hard about them.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011 08:16:50 AM »

that turned into an awesome hat Nesse!     I've got tons of singles that are left over.  I might have to give this a go too!
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