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niaquinialli
« on: March 07, 2006 12:12:01 PM »

I bought some eyelash yarn yesterday on a whim.  Just one skein, 1.5 oz., approximately 57 yards.  I used size 10 needles with just your basic garter stitch.  I just knit and knit and knit last night (my mom was in the hospital, so I'm attributing it to nerves).  Now I have about a 10" x 13" (or thereabouts, garter stretches, as you know) rectangle of this really funky eyelash "fabric."  The colors range from coral, to orange, to pink, to purple to periwinkle.  It's really fun. 

My only problem is I have no idea what to do with it.  I was hoping I'd have enough in the skein for a scarflette, but that didn't happen.  Should I just knit another piece out of some contrasting yarn and attach it for a two-tone scarflette?  Attach some sort of fabric to make a scarflette?  What do you think I should do?  I'm not hellbent on a scarflette; I'm completely open to any and all suggestions.  If you need a picture to visualize, I'll try to see about taking a crappy one with my phone.

Thanks so much!

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006 12:14:30 PM »

um, frog it and knit a skinny mini scarf? Thats the only thing I could think of. Or perhaps make a small makeup bag of sorts?
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006 12:17:02 PM »

Make it a coin pouch and join the fill a coin purse swap round 4.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006 03:21:43 PM »

um, frog it and knit a skinny mini scarf? Thats the only thing I could think of. Or perhaps make a small makeup bag of sorts?

Thanks for the idea.  I just hate hate hate skinny scarves. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006 03:32:21 PM »

well, depending on how much it lacks fitting around your neck, it wouldn't have to be really skinny.
I'd say frog it and make a scarflette out of it.  You could knit like a 7inch by _____ (I'd guess around 18) inch.  But that's just my suggestion. Smiley  I'd LOVE to see a picture of what it looks like now (and especially once you make whatver you decide to make) it sounds pretty cool!

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006 04:23:42 PM »

I'd frog it and make a new scarf, but this time striping with another yarn.  Strand it up (looseley, or else one side will be shorter) every 2 rows, and just do 2 rows of that and 2 rows of plain yarn.  It'll be twice as long, at least.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006 04:55:16 PM »

If you don't particularly want a scarf, you could just undo enough of it to make a square, then make it into a very fluffy bunny, like this:

http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/bunny.shtm

Use the left over yarn to make the ears.

I hope your mother is recovering OK
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006 05:08:49 PM »

You could get a plain solid-color yarn that matches and pick up stitches to do more length on either side of it?
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006 09:37:15 PM »

I think I'd fold it in half, sew up the edges, put in a lining (to help with the stretchiness) and make a really cute 10"x6.5" handbag (googly eyes optional Smiley ).

Why oh why are we compelled to buy "just one skein?" of yarns just because they're pretty?  I have a whole bag of "wellll...maybe I'll get ONE.  That won't affect my stash TOO much..." skeins in a bag under the bed...all waiting for projects. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006 10:28:31 PM »

sew it and stuff it, make a pillow for your mommy in the hospital!!
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