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shannon12
« on: July 16, 2007 07:28:52 PM »

That I now have no idea what to do with! I went to a supply swap and got some of this and the rest was given to me by someone who bought it and decided they didn't want to knit any more. 

Here is what I got


God knows how old this stuff is  Grin


Can anyone lead to to some beginner patterns or something that I can use this stuff on? Any help would be much appreciated. (I am in no way averse to knitting scarfs!) Thanks guys.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2007 07:54:26 PM »

you could do scarves, blankets (I'm thinking a log cabin type), and there looks like there's some sock yarn in the right hand side.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007 07:59:28 PM »

Wow! You got really lucky!

If all else fails, you can send the yarn to me! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2007 08:03:25 PM »

Wow, that IS a lot of yarn!

It looks like there's a lot of Lion Brand stuff there, if you head over to their website there are LOTS of free patterns designed especially to feature those yarns.

That self-striping sock yarn also looks really cute-- I bet you could make something really pretty with that.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2007 08:11:46 PM »


That self-striping sock yarn also looks really cute-- I bet you could make something really pretty with that.

I really am a newbie...I had no idea that was sock yarn!!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007 08:13:21 PM »

It's OK!  I actually have never knit socks with actual sock yarn.  But that doesn't stop me from drooling over the stuff-- it makes stripes FOR you?  You don't have to weave in a million ends?  How cool is that?!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2007 08:38:12 PM »

The stuff in the lower right hand corner is Lion Brand Homespun. It can be frustrating for a beginner, because the plies kind of slide around on you. I've always thought moonlight mohair was nifty... might make a cute fuzzy hat. Got a close-up of the puffy white and blue stuff? I can't figure out what it is. The red and black looks like it might be a ribbon/tape yarn, but I'm not sure.  Whatever it is, I think that would be a nifty scarf, if there's enough of it.  Are there two skeins of it, or just one fluffy one?

And that self-striping sock yarn is magical. But start out with the chunkier yarns. Skinny sock yarn can drive a beginner batty.
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007 09:07:17 PM »

Heres a pic of the blue and white stuff


heres the ribbony stuff. Its 2 skeins


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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2007 09:21:58 PM »

Didn't want to knit anymore?

WHAT ARE THESE WORDS YOU SPEAK OF?!


Anyway, I second the Lion website idea. They have lots of good patterns. And browse around here, I'm sure you could find patterns that'll help you use up some of the yarn.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT PEOPLE USE THE WEIRD CHUNKY YARN LIKE THE BLUE AND WHITE STUFF FOR. Dreadlocks?

BAH.
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2007 09:25:48 PM »

I made a really fun lacy bias scarf out of moonlight mohair (pattern on ball band) ... just don't go frogging your work, mohair doesn't respond well to unravelling.


and that sock yarn looks really cool... I've been drooling over some at my lys, I'm just too chicken to take the plunge.
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