A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 301,597
Currently Running With Scissors:
625 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: What to do with all of your left-over yarn  (Read 3529 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
spoon
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2005 10:38:37 AM »

i love this thread!  i'm looking for ideas too.  i feel like it's so un-feng shui to keep all these ends around and then keep buying new yarn!
i really want to make that rug from Simple Knits with A Twist.  It's just pieces knit in tubes, double sided stockinette, i think and then you weave the pieces together.  it's so cute.  i just can't decide on which color scheme to go with.  i have so many different colored leftovers!  if anyone's made that rug, i'd love to see a pic!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
starlings
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2005 11:47:44 AM »

I have an old French Mon Tricot that shows a version of Magic Ball where you crochet yarn scraps into an long chain and then knit or crochet rugs and bags with that.  It's another truc I've been wanting to try, but it seems like it would take a long time to make enough chain. They presented it as a kind of group activity, but then the question is, of course, who gets to keep the rug/basket/bag?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
javede
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2005 12:41:25 PM »

Just yesterday I went through our attic in search for a hammer and found this weaving board from my brother.
It must be at least five years old, back from his elementary school time.
But I think it's a nice idea for all my short left-overs.

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Visit my knitting blog:
http://orangmerajut.blogspot.com/

personal swap friendly
Keridiana
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2005 12:52:57 PM »

Cool Magic Ball idea!

How about doggy beds for charity, or chemo caps?  The dogs certainly don't mind if the colors and gauge are all messed up. I made a few blankets already.... but I hate weaving in ends, so they have not yet  been delivered. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
ithnkuno
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2005 05:43:53 PM »

I'm an art teacher and that weaving made me think, if you can't bear to throw it out but don't want it lying around, then gather it up and give a bag to your local school's art teacher! WE love free stuff and if we can't use it, we can pass it on!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.monkeyandme.etsy.com
http://www.myspace.com/ithnkuno
"every child is born an artist, the challenge is how to remain an artist when they grow up." picasso
twintoo
Mom of the Year
Offline Offline

Posts: 43
Joined: 28-Jul-2004


View Profile
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2005 06:10:21 AM »

Kind of in the same vein as the last poster, I was going to say donate it to your local Girl Scouts.  They love craft stuff and yarn is awesome for that!!!   Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~Twintoo
Mom to Eli, 2
Stepmom to Madison, 9
melidomi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1888
Joined: 28-Nov-2003

knit like the wind!


View Profile
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2005 12:19:16 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24082.0
THIS ROCKS   Logged
ilovepaper
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2005 02:36:58 PM »

This is great for small amounts of leftover yarn:
I made the fabric travel tissue holders from Dalaimama's tutorial and later that evening I was teaching my daughter how to knit, I was left with a knitted patch that was exactly the right size to make the cover. I just folded the edges to the center and stitched up the sides. They are really cute.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21944.0
THIS ROCKS   Logged

nerdchick
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2005 07:23:50 AM »

i like to use leftovers to test out new stitches/patterns, and make up large-ish squares.  the theory is that one day i'll put them together as a patchwork afghan, or something. so instead of leftover yarn, i've got a pile of knit & crochet squares waiting to be used!  oh well  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Be careful about reading health books.  You may die of a misprint.  Mark Twain
www.thekrazybarrister.blogspot.com
swampy
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2005 12:35:54 PM »

i've made a few wool 'mice' to give to friends with cats.  simply stuff them with poly-fill and cat nip, and the cats love 'em.  doesn't take much yarn either.  http://knitting.about.com/library/blmouse.htm

i was thinking about what else i could do with leftover yarn, and i think making a wine bottle bag would be cool.  i might try the one in 'simple knits'.  but here is one from knitty.  all sorts of possibilities...

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTwinecozy.html
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
The New Yorker Gets Refreshed
Geoff Dyer Talks with Rebecca Mead
The Dark Side of Modern Fiction
Alternative Realities in Fiction
A Visit with Joyce Carol Oates
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Removable Fabric Wallpaper
Tute Tuesday: Candy, Anyone?
Crafty Kitchen

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.