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roxycat
« on: April 06, 2004 04:52:52 PM »

Someone gave me a few skeins of alpaca yarn that has been chewed up by moths. This means the yarn is in 34986596 bits & pieces! Seriously each skein is in about 100 pieces.

My question:
Is it worth tying up the pieces and knitting/crocheting them? What would you recommend doing with it?
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susank
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004 04:54:51 PM »

eep!  Sounds like good stuffing for a pillow or stuffed animal, to me.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2004 06:04:31 PM »

Hm.. sounds like good hook latch fodder, or maybe a felting candidate? Or if you have different colours, freeform crochet.
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2004 04:37:20 PM »

depends how long the pieces are, i guess

personally, i'd attempt it and see how far you get.  
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2004 10:24:29 AM »

you could save them for tassles
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2004 12:38:56 PM »

try using them for a scrap blanket or something.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2004 12:06:34 AM »

Learn how to spin and re-make the yarn!!
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CrazeeMoi
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2004 02:28:43 PM »

here is an idea for ya........
http://www.yarncat.com/ScrapTweedTasselHat.html
or use it using a diff hat pattern if you dont like this one

or make a square for a pillow .......... a wild scarf? lol   
let us know what ya do and show us a pic too ok?
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Tere
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2004 02:53:14 PM »

I think you should make tassles: tie the bits together so they make long tassle-length pieces, and add to a fun scarf. Or use them as fringe for the edges of a scarf.  I have a scarf that is stripped with yarns of different textures and colors, and the fringe on the edges makes it even funkier.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2004 05:08:10 PM »

If the pieces are long enough, you could do granny squares.  you always end up using small amounts for each round, so you could just use the pieces you have. 
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