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11-02-2007, 06:16 PM
The odd-bits thread combined with a radio program the other day made me think...when Gabe was a baby (he's now 18) I took all kinds of odd yarn and made a small rug/floor mat for him. Babies in a certain phase of development love to explore different textures. I also took a bunch of upholstery samples, put curtain rings through the grommets and let him have those to feel and look at while we were in the car. (Fortunately, they washed well, because he put them in his mouth, too. Rule One: little kids chew on EVERYTHING.) If you have a whole lot of different textures and types of yarn, they'd make a good thing for baby to mangle. Different stitches, wool, cotton, acrylic, furry, slick, it';s all good (washing can get interesting, so I'd felt the wool squares first.)
I have tons of scrap yarn and yarn that I bought but forgot what for....
what I DON'T know how to do is attached knitted squares. I guess I could figure that out. My REAL problem, though, is that I'm very lazy about sewing pieces together (and weaving ends). I am trying to have a baby, so it sounds like a fun project.
So much yarn, so many patterns, so many errors (for me, anyway), and so little time! :wink:
11-02-2007, 11:31 PM
Remember, it's for a baby--you could just start a dishcloth afghan and switch from yarn to yarn when you run out. I wouldn't worry about arranging them in much of a pattern. Baby is not going to care whether there's one row of peach-colored fun fur or five. Baby is going to roll around on it, stare at the neat colors and scrunch it up in his/her little fists!