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kelibare
« on: June 21, 2007 10:23:05 AM »

In a box of craft supplies that I purchased for $2 at an estate sale, I found a lot of 3-foot lengths of yarn. in various colors (think 1960s-70s decor...definatley vintage).  Any ideas as to what I could do with them?  I keep meaning to take a picture to post, but I haven't gotten around to it.  Thanks for the help!  =)
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007 01:01:24 PM »

I don't know if you'd be able to crochet much out of it... but you could cut it even shorter and use it for latch hooking!  Or, if it's in bad condition, use it to stuff amigurumi.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007 02:43:20 PM »

You could tie some together and make a messy sort of rapunzel scarf. I think if you tied them together and left all the tails it would look messy cute. Or you could tie them all into one giant length and make a scrap something.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2007 11:42:54 PM »

You could tie some together and make a messy sort of rapunzel scarf. I think if you tied them together and left all the tails it would look messy cute. Or you could tie them all into one giant length and make a scrap something.
That's what I'd probably do. I love the randomness of scrap/magic ball afghans.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007 01:01:49 AM »

I'm not entirely sure if it's long enough, but you might be able to turn some of them into small flowers or butterflies or something that could be added to hats, purses, sweaters, etc.  If three feet isn't long enough for one whole flower, perhaps one strand could be the center, one strand could make three petals, and another could make another three petals. 

A couple links to (very) small ideas:
http://www.margarethubertoriginals.com/BUTTERFLY.html
http://www.crochetnmore.com/hairflower.htm
http://filexoom.com/files/2007/4/10/68467/crochet%20flowers.pdf
http://www.marloscrochetcorner.com/carley%20flowers.html

You could either sew them into existing items, or just put a pin or something on the back and turn them into brooches.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007 11:27:08 AM »

You coudl always try your hand at a new hobby, like latch-hooking.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007 11:51:37 AM »

My first thought is hair. Hairfalls (I dunno how that would pan out because I don't know the colors, but it's an idea), hair for puppets, something like that.

Or you could add crazy fringe to something else that you make.

Or something!
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007 12:06:42 PM »

what comes to mind is:
martha stewart has some yarn flowers that you can use for broches or for hair clips. their prety cute and need little yarn
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2007 03:31:20 PM »

Thanks for the ideas.  Here's a pic so you kinda get what I'm dealing with:  http://us2.pixagogo.com/S5yfZ0qxqd1GR76F!preg_replace('/(.{49})/', '$1 ', 'Z5vz4TTPZK3HlrzMeRPjlXJ6iPyYj2qNDCztRyKUjGMwRw0t2AdWp')!81FzaHepIkheTERCOvSQuRhA524L0ED6oNPP9Q_/Yarn_002.jpg

I'm thinking I might tie them together randomly and just crochet a giant granny square or something...not sure.  I'm still up for ideas!  I'm not doing anything with them right away...leaving for almost 2 weeks on Monday.

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2007 03:59:03 PM »

You could always make granny squares and make a lap blankie for when it's chilly. Or make a couple baby/preemie blankets and donate to a hospital. So many ideas, so little time!
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