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bryonyramsden
« on: October 26, 2004 10:05:04 AM »

Does anyone have any ideas for what I can do with half a ball (approx 40 yards) of Sirdar Fizz?  My friend wanted a version of my silly scarf, bought the yarn, and I now want to use up what is left for a little something to justify her buying the yarn.

The only thing I can think of at the mo is a really fuzzy wallet/purse thing!  She isn't the kind for arm warmers, unless I can somehow make a bracelet that isn't too mad...

I don't know if you guys get Sirdar in the US, but this is how it knits up
http://www.yarnmarket.com/project.cfm?action=show_project&project_id=255

I also have a complete ball (44 yards) of Sirdar Bigga to use up...

Any ideas or clues?

Ta muchly in advance!

(and RIP John Peel)
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2004 10:25:37 AM »

use it as trim.  You could either knit a skinny strip (cast on tons of sts and then cast off -maybe knit a row or two in between) and then sew it on to something (around the edge of a pillow or the top of a purse, or as collar and cuffs for a plain shirt or sweater) or else, knit up a purse and change to this yarn for the top inch or so.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2004 10:34:09 AM »

What I did with my crazy yarn leftovers: I made a vertical stripe skinny stash scarf. Cast on 150 st or so on 15's (10mm's), knit one row of one yarn, knit the next row of a different yarn, continue until your stash is significanly depleated (or scarf is wide enough), bind off super-loosely. Leave an 8" tail at the beginning and end of each row for fringe. It ends up looking a bit mad, but not too over-the-top.
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bryonyramsden
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2004 11:24:54 AM »

Cool Smiley  Thanks guys!  I'm not sure which I'll use of these ideas - I'll have to have a word with my friend to see what she fancies the most.  I have some for myself too so I think for mine I might use if for a bag or pillow edge (I don't have enough remnants to make a scarf at the moment, and I'm hoping I won't be rash enough to have enough to make one for many many months! Wink )

I worked out what to use the Bigga for - I'm hoping I'll have enough for the chunky 2 hour hat on ChicKnits.  In fact I might use my extra Fizz for the edge of it Cheesy  Matching scarf and hat!  Although I might attract some funny looks if I wear them together...

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2004 11:48:53 AM »

This is what your yarn made me think of:

http://www.mlminspirations.com/patterns/BabyBoa/BabyBoa.html

Just an idea.  Best 'o luck with whatever you decide on!
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bryonyramsden
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2004 01:32:07 PM »

That is so cute!  I really like that as well!  I might have to make that for me Cheesy  Thank you!

Have made the ChicKnits hat, and it looks a bit tea cosy-ish in Bigga, but it is lovely and warm!  I might be able to use some Fizz for the edge as well, but it might make me look a bit freakish in matching mad hat and scarf Wink  It took less than an hour to make, but I did do it on 15mm needles instead of 12mm like the pattern said, and because of that did 5 instead of 12 rows of ss.  Lovely and quick and fun to knit - I recommend it!
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2004 06:01:13 PM »

i like fuzzy edges on bonnet-type hats! it only takes a few yards. e.g.,

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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2004 06:41:01 PM »

oh ookpik do you know of any patterns for hats like that. they are soo cute. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2004 01:20:12 PM »

sarahfroggy, that's the pixie hat from the knitwit book.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2004 03:01:13 PM »

cool thanks
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